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The Portland State Board of Trustees met on August 4 to approve a resolution to begin the search process for PSU President Wim Wiewel’s replacement.  Lauryn Smith-Freimark/PSU Vanguard

Consent to PSU seven-year accreditation plan to be voted on Sept. 15

Thursday, Sept. 15 the Portland State Board of Trustees will likely consent to a Year One Self-Evaluation Report to be submitted to Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, a regional…
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Natural medicine forum talks opioids and prescription drugs in Oregon

Prescription and non-prescription opioid and psychotropic drug activity at Portland State may be on the rise. In Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties, from January to March of this year, there…
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The Portland State Vikings opened their season with a winning score of 43-26. Rachel Lara/PSU Vanguard

Viks open season with victory over Central Washington

High anticipation from the end of the 2015 college football season carried into the season opener as the Portland State Vikings started their college football season strong against the Central…
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Professor launches smartphone app to encourage critical thinking

Dialogue between skeptics and believers, in person or on Twitter, can result in hurtful language and invalid arguments. A new mobile app published by a Portland State philosophy professor aims…
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Advocacy and prevention course addresses underpinnings of interpersonal violence

An experiential learning course that offers students job skills and potential career training seems like a hot commodity. But Amy Kayon, instructor of a three-credit Portland State course which does…
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“Adapt” brings dancers together for competition

Additional contributions by Andy Ngo. On August 20, 2016, the Portland State HipHop Alliance, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon and AMP hosted “Adapt,” an annual dance contest, in Smith…
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Sarah Levy, a member of the Portland ISO, started the event with a talk about the history of policing in the U.S., problems with it and possible solutions. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

Portland ISO hosts discussion on police reform

In light of recent police killings like those of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the Portland International Socialist Organization held an event focusing on the history of police brutality and…
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The Board of Trustees convened to approve a resolution to begin the search process for a new Portland State President on August 4, 2016. Lauryn Smith-Freimark/PSU Vanguard

A new PSU president the search commences… or board of trustees approves their own authority

The Portland State Board of Trustees convened Aug. 4 to approve a resolution to begin the search process for PSU President Wim Wiewel’s replacement. “This is the most important thing…
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President Wim Wiewel during a press conference in May 2016. Brad Bourgeois/Vanguard Archives


Back in 2008, Wim Wiewel cruised to campus on his bike for his first day as president at Portland State. He had come from University of Baltimore, Maryland and had…
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Portland State University President Wim Wiewel, PSU Campus, Portland, Oregon. Courtesy of PSU

President Wim Wiewel issues statement of resignation

Wim Wiewel issued a notice of his intent to resign from the presidency at Portland State, this morning. Wiewel will complete the 2016-17 academic year, during which the Board of…
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Jacob Simeoni (Left), a PSU student, captures a Pokemon gym with other Pokemon Go players. Miles Sanguinetti/PSU Vanguard

Pokemon Go brings crowds to campus

Pokemon Go may leave its player base glued to their screens, but the augmented reality mobile game has brought a horde of students out of their dorms to explore campus,…
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