Graduating Portland State senior Faduma Ahmed-Ali will be accomplishing her dream this summer. She’ll return home to Kenya to help make the water in her country safer to drink. “I am a true believer [in] hard work, passion and dedication,” Ahmed-Ali said.
More than 700 members of Portland’s real estate and business communities came together to celebrate the first group of students to complete Portland State’s Master of Real Estate Development program.
With more than 65 percent of the public fundraising needs achieved for an upcoming expansion, the dean of Portland State’s School of Business Administration, Scott Dawson, met with the Vanguard to discuss plans for the school’s new building.
On Saturday, Portland State’s School of Social Work and the Social Welfare Action Alliance will hold their third annual social work conference. This year, the event is titled “Voices on the Ground: Resistance and Resilience.”
An anonymous $8 million donation from a Portland State alum is keeping PSU on track to begin a $60 million renovation and expansion of the School of Business Administration, slated to begin in January 2015 and be completed by the fall of 2016.
Where to see movies: It’s easy to be a film lover in Portland. There are so many alternatives to chain theaters that there’s no reason to go see brand new movies at high prices.
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, ended his stay in Portland after the “Dalai Lama: Environmental Summit” event Saturday afternoon, where he shared his beliefs about universal responsibility, compassion and the problems facing our future.
No! The Rape Documentary seeks to end the silence surrounding rape, sexual assault and all forms of violence against women within the African-American community. Portland State’s Multicultural Center and the Women’s Resource Center’s Women of Color Action Team collaborated to show the film last Tuesday afternoon.
Six possible amendments to the Associated Students of Portland State University constitution—ranging from using student building fee funds for a new student union to changing how students choose elected officers—were discussed by the ASPSU senate at a Friday meeting.