In his famous novel The Manuscript Found at Saragossa, Polish Enlightenment figure Count Jan Potocki has one of his characters offer a criticism of chivalry, a practice of medieval origin whereby young noblemen offered homage to a (usually) married noblewoman in an exclusive arrangement.
These words were heard throughout the night at the Portland State Vietnamese Student Association’s 13th Annual Tet Show, a celebration of the lunar new year held in the Smith Memorial Student Union ballroom on Saturday.
If money grew on trees, farmworkers would be rolling in dough. Food is critical for human survival, and yet the farmworkers who bring it to our tables often struggle for survival themselves. The invisibility of farmworkers and the conditions in which they labor and live is an issue at the heart of a recently funded Solutions Generator project.
While Portland State is known for making sustainability a part of its curriculum and the campus environment, do students have enough of a say in how sustainability is incorporated into their college experience?
There are countless ways to be “green,” and now, several groups of students have an opportunity to contribute to the cause. The Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State recently announced the award recipients in their 2013 Solutions Generator program, which seeks to engage students with devising their own sustainability projects around campus and the broader community.
The events were varied but the motto was simple: “Toward community wellness.”
The last day of November will mark the end of Portland State’s Social Sustainability Month, an annual event now in its third year.
For the second time this year Portland State participated in the United States Higher Education Delegation to Indonesia—an effort to build partnerships with the country ranging from economic and diplomatic to higher education.
Three brewpubs to patronize | Imagine if ‘60s British rockers The Hollies were reborn as a Portland indie band. Instead of “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress,” they might sing:
“An injury to one worker’s power is an injury to all.”
A banner with this slogan hung behind the podium at the 2012 Northwest Marxism Conference.