Building homes from tiny houses: students tour Quixote Village

The Tinny Homes of Quixote Village

A warm day in late June found groups of students being led around a village of two lines of 15 tiny homes on either side. Seven years ago, Quixote Village was a moving camp for people experiencing homelessness, hosted for 90-day stretches by volunteering churches in the community. The 5 week summer class at Evergreen, Tiny Homes, Earthships, and other Innovative Buildings: Design Principles for Low-impact Homes, taught by faculty member Scott Morgan, was looking at how that camp became tiny houses, and how those tiny houses became homes.

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Illustrating the ethics of comics

Hollandsworth at Olympia's The Danger Room

Isaac Hollandsworth ’20 sat next to a window on the third floor of the Evergreen library expressing his love for comics. He has worked at the local comics shop, The Danger Room, for about a year now, after what he called “loitering” in the shop for the year prior to his hiring. Hollandsworth has also taken a leadership role in The Graphic Novel Union, an on-campus club where he promotes ideas of making comics accessible to Evergreen students.

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Evergreen named “Best Buy” college for 2019

Evergreen is Fiske 2019 Best Buy College

The 2019 Fiske Guide to Colleges recently named Evergreen a “best buy” for the upcoming year. It was one of just 19 schools designated as such.

In the guide, Fiske highlights some of the unique aspects of Evergreen that make it such a special place. “Evergreen remains one of the best choices for students who see traditional academic structures as too restrictive,” it states. “Freed from requirements and grades, Greeners delight in exploring the connections between disparate disciplines at their own pace.”           

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How librarian Stokley Towles brings meaning to workplace mundanity

Stokley's head popping out of a manhole in the street

 

“I get fixated on little things,” Stokley Towles, Evergreen library faculty member and multimedia performing artist, said. Towles has undergone adventures as a photographer, storyteller, and performance artist, and now integrates his affection for art with his research role in Evergreen’s Daniel J. Evans Library. However, his educational one-man performances expand much further than the library walls into the larger community of the Pacific Northwest.

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Innovative science research to take place over summer, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation

Faculty member Carri LeRoy gives presentation on plants and streams to Evergreen students

Evergreen faculty member Carri LeRoy was recently awarded a $199,992 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will fund a research project, set to begin on July 1, which will examine plant genes and their influences on stream development and function.

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