Sam Stern is professor and dean emeritus at Oregon State University where he was on the faculty of education for 35 years and, between 2002 and 2011, served as dean of the College of Education. His current research project is on the impact of the Bernard Daly Scholarship Fund, America's oldest continuously operating place-based scholarship.
Bernard Daly (1858–1920)
Bernard Daly did much to improve the lives of Oregonians, particularly in Lake County. He was a doctor, banker, and rancher and served as a state senator and county judge. He was a regent of the Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) from 1898 to 1906. After his death …
Silver Lake Fire, 1894
The deadliest fire in Oregon history occurred on Christmas Eve in 1894 in Silver Lake, an unincorporated High Desert town about seventy-five miles south of Bend and a hundred miles north of Lakeview. Although only about 50 people lived in Silver Lake at the time, between 160 and 200 …