News 10/22

Simon Fowler shows the miniature prototype his team uses in research. Dyed water is pumped through the ultraviolet filtration system and it is then placed under a sunlight simulator. Photo by Jaime Dunkle

Sustainability grant accessible to student-led research groups

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions is offering a stimulus grant up to $2,500 to Portland State student and faculty groups…
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Former Student Fee Committee Chair Devon Backstrom (left) and current SFC Chair Alexandra Calloway-Nation (second from left), at a recent hearing concerning Student Media and Food for Thought. Photo by Jeoffry Ray

New Student Fee Committee chair elected to ASPSU

A new Student Fee Committee chair was elected into the Associated Students of Portland State on Friday. Alexandra Calloway-Nation replaced…
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Cindy Cooper, co-founder and director of PSU's Impact Entrepeneurs. Photo courtesy of Abby Chroman/PSU Impact Entrepeneurs

Social Innovation certificate graduates first students

Nine students received the first Business of Social Innovation online certificate from the Impact Entrepreneurs program in the School of…
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Sustainability Leadership and Outreach Coordinator, Heather Spalding. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

Fifth annual Social Sustainability Month kicks off

Portland State will kick off the fifth annual Social Sustainability Month, starting Oct. 20 and running through Nov. 21. Social…
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The first federally legal marijuana plant grown in the U.S. Photo courtesy of WAMM through Creative Commons

University goes green with Oregon’s Great Pot Debate

Portland State and KATU will host Oregon’s Great Pot Debate tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln Performance Hall. This…
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The first Portland State Society of Women Engineers meeting of the year at the Maseeh College Engineering Building on Oct. 8 welcomed many newly enrolled engineering students. Photo by Joseph Thiebes

Society of Women Engineers raises funds to expand outreach

The Portland State Society of Women Engineers (SWE, rhymes with “whee”) has raised more than 40 percent of its fundraising…
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Pink crosses covered Portland State's south Park Blocks as part of a pro-life demonstration, Oct. 16. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

Simulated aborted fetus graveyard sparks discourse

An arrangement of 915 pink crosses marked would-be graves through Portland State’s south Park Blocks on Oct. 16. The display…
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(Left to right) OSPIRG Executive Director Dave Rosenfield and Food and Water Watch organizer Julia DeGraw discuss GMO labeling and Scott Bates. Bates started the petition for an upcoming ballot measure to label genetically modified organisms in food and other products. Photo by Christian Profeta

Students and community organizations promote GMO labeling

Students gathered on Oct. 9 at University Place Hotel to discuss “Right to Know” Measure 92. The event included Food…
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Students, faculty and staff gathered in the SMSU Ballroom on Oct. 10 to respond to the recommendations of President Wim Wiewel's Task Force on Campus Safety. Photo courtesy of Craig Whitten/CPSO Operations

Portland State community discusses deputization at safety forum

Officials from the administration and Campus Public Safety Office held an open forum on Oct. 7 to make a presentation…
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Chief Diversity Officer Jilma Meneses is leaving PSU for Concordia University. Photo by Devin Courtright

Chief Diversity Officer Meneses resigns

Chief Diversity Officer Jilma Meneses will vacate her position at Portland State’s Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion on Nov.…
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107,000 and counting

A change.org petition started by Portland State student Suzanna Ruiz regarding a sexual assault case impacting one of her friends…
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