Evergreen awarded cybersecurity grant from National Science Foundation

Evergreen faculty member Richard Weiss shares a laugh with students in August 2016. (photo: Shauna Bittle/Evergreen)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded The Evergreen State College a $124,889 grant for a project titled Collaborative Research: Modeling Student Activity and Learning on Cybersecurity Testbeds.

The grant is part of a $499,854 award going to three partner institutions, Evergreen, Lewis & Clark, and University of Southern California.

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Evergreen named the third best master’s college in the country

Students on the greens

Washington Monthly, a government and policy magazine headquartered in Washington, D.C., has named Evergreen the third best Master’s University in the country.

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The Mission Ahead: Evergreen prepares veteran couple to report for medical duty

After serving two tours as an Army Ranger medic overseas, Alexander Jeffrey returned home to a frustrating new challenge. More than anything, he wanted to continue saving lives in his civilian career. But he couldn’t find a college that would honor his prior experience.

“Other schools I looked into would only award up to 35 credits for my military training,” Alexander says. “And I’d been through the Special Operations Combat Medic program, which is the Army’s premier enlisted medical school. I spent two deployments taking care of 200-plus guys.”

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Flight of the Faculty: Steve Herman looks back on 35 years of summer migration

Steve Herman in the field

Heading south for the summer might seem a strange notion to a bird. But for faculty emeritus Steve Herman, the annual drive from greater Olympia to the wilds of innermost Oregon is a practical matter.

Over the years, Herman and his ornithology students have netted, processed, banded, and released more than 24,000 birds.

“My favorite of them all is the Brewer’s sparrow,” Herman says. “It’s a small desert sparrow that’s very plain. Its only field mark is that it has no field marks. I’ve had more Brewer’s sparrows go through my hands than any other person in the world.”

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Edmond Lapine ’08 to be remembered at concerts in Oakland, Portland and Olympia

Edmond Lapine and his mother at graduation ceremony in 2008.

OLYMPIA, WASH. (August 9, 2017) — When Edmond Lapine ’08 was four years old, he received a Fischer-Price cassette player for Christmas. Already a lover of music and books, it didn’t take long for Lapine to learn how to record his own voice on the cassette player. Soon after, he learned how to use the family video camera.

“I would find him staging toys around the living room,” recalls his mom, Sami Kopelman. “He recited stories or played songs as he filmed his staged characters. The music-loving portions of Edmond’s heart and brain were awakened.”

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