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ASPSU President Eric Noll and Vice President Rayleen McMillan at a Winter Term senate meeting. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

Eric Noll and Rayleen McMillan respond to Funchess’ resignation

Eric Noll, president of the Associated Students of Portland State University, and Rayleen McMillan, vice president of ASPSU, released a statement earlier today in regard to Tony Funchess and his…
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Judicial Review Board amends student government elections timeline

The Associated Students of Portland State University Judicial Review Board approved a motion on April 22 to amend the student government elections timeline and reopen candidate registration. The timeline was…
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Presidential candidate Tony Funchess at a recent ASPSU debate. Miles Sanguinetti/PSU Vanguard

Tony Funchess resigns as multicultural affairs director

Tony Funchess, multicultural affairs director for the Associated Students of Portland State University, resigned from office this morning. According to a Facebook post, Funchess said he will still run for…
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Students from Madison High School present their Container Houses project at the PSU High School Innovation Challenge. The students proposed repurposing shipping containers into housing units for the homeless. Anh Duc Do/PSU Vanguard

Innovation Challenge Day showcases students

At Innovation Challenge Day, high school students from Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC) produced a prototype called Osmosis Alive to encourage the practice of water reuse in Portland. MLC built a…
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Panelists strategize sustainable solutions for gentrification in Portland

The PSU Alumni Association and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions held a panel discussion on April 9 about gentrification and displacement in the Portland area. About 100 guests joined the…
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Tony Funchess at a recent ASPSU presidential debate. Miles Sanguinetti/PSU Vanguard

Fliers spark controversy over ASPSU presidential candidate’s criminal background

Across the Portland State campus last week, fliers were anonymously posted in the Women’s Resource Center and other areas, and slid under Student Media doors. The fliers featured the mug shot…
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J-Board approves attention request that calls presidential candidate’s eligibility into question

Earlier today, members of the Associated Students of Portland State University’s Judicial Review Board voted to deem Dr. Khalid Alballaa, the presidential candidate of the Students for Affordable Education slate,…
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Senate candidate Patrick Vroman during a recent ASPSU debate. Anh Duc Do/PSU Vanguard

ASPSU senate candidate Patrick Vroman departs from SUSOST slate

In a statement provided to the Vanguard, Associated Students of Portland State University senator candidate Patrick Vroman declared that he is disassociating himself from the Step Up, Speak Out, Stand…
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Presidential candidate Tony Funchess at a recent ASPSU Town Hall meeting. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

ASPSU presidential candidate Tony Funchess responds to flier allegations

Earlier today, the Vanguard reported that fliers featuring the mug shot and criminal convictions of ASPSU presidential candidate Tony Funchess were circulating around campus. The fliers were posted anonymously in…
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Presidential candidate Tony Funchess at a recent ASPSU debate. Miles Sanguinetti/PSU Vanguard

Records reveal ASPSU presidential candidate Tony Funchess convicted of sodomy and attempted rape

Court records obtained by the Vanguard reveal that in 2007 Tony Funchess, presidential candidate for the Associated Students of Portland State University, pled guilty to attempted rape II for an…
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Left to right: Student government adviser Candace Avalos and ASPSU Vice Chief Justice Barbara Payne moderate the student senate debate, along with Vanguard Editor-in-Chief Turner Lobey and associate news editor Lisa Dunn. Anh Duc Do/PSU Vanguard

Campus issues discussed at senate debate

On Thursday, April 9, the senate debate for the upcoming student government election took place in Smith Memorial Student Union’s Parkway North. Of the 12 candidates running for Senate, eight…
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