M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust continues investment in science education, research with new professor of biology at Linfield College
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust continued its decades-long investment in scientific education and research in the Pacific Northwest with the approval of six grants totaling $180,000 from its “New Faculty Start-up Grants” program to help fund new science faculty positions at five universities in Oregon and Washington – including $30,000 for a new biology professor at Linfield College. Continue reading
Robert Lisac ’12 graduates this week from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, completing his journey from cancer patient to cancer doctor.
“Say your goodbyes. He’s not going to be here with us in the morning,” the doctor said.
Fourteen-year-old Robert Lisac lay in the ICU on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma, his family gathered at his bedside. His leukemia, diagnosed two years earlier and followed by 18 months of chemotherapy, was back with a vengeance.
His body was rejecting a bone marrow transplant from his older brother. His lungs were filling with blood. Doctors gave him only a 2 percent chance of surviving.
He made it through the night. Continue reading
Reprinted with permission of the News-Register.
By Starla Pointer October 2, 2017
Linfield College senior Addy Ahmasuk spent a productive day floating on the Yamhill River. She came home with a section of mammoth tusk more than a foot long and about 50 million years old.