Protesters lay in front of the entrance to the University Place meeting hall, forcing attendees and PSU trustees to step over the "bodies" to begin the meeting. Photo by Adam Grace

Portland State Trustees: Yes on Sworn Police

Portland State’s Board of Trustees voted yes on a contentious resolution to build a force of armed sworn police, despite…
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The PSU Board of Trustees votes by hand on a proposed amendment to the contentious campus safety measure. Photo by Jeoffry Ray

Board of Trustees authorizes hiring of campus police force

On Thursday, Portland State’s governing body, the Board of Trustees, approved a resolution to introduce a sworn police force into…
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The running track around the tennis court in the Stott Center, the current home of PSU Athletics. Photo by Christopher Sohler

Student Fee Committee considers Wiewel’s proposal for future of Student Union and Viking Pavilion

On Monday, Nov. 17, Portland State President Wim Wiewel paid a visit to the Student Fee Committee’s meeting in Smith…
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A sworn officer indexes his firearm in St. Paul during the 2008 Republican National Convention. Photo courtesy of Tony Webster through Creative Commons

Faculty Senate votes to oppose arming campus safety

The Portland State Faculty Senate confirmed their support of the proposed resolution against arming Campus Public Safety Officers. The Faculty…
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Crime Blotter Nov. 24–30

November 24 Student Conduct Montgomery Housing At approximately 1:25 p.m. officers accompanied housing staff to investigate a report filed after…
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Photo illustration courtesy of Duc Digital through Creative Commons

New process looks to reinvent the classroom

Professors and students at Portland State are working together to reinvent the classroom setting altogether. Through a project called Process…
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Chiron Studies instructors from the 2012-2013 term, including Eva Hamilton, current Coordinator and Committee Chair Rozzell Medina, Jon Hurst and Aaron Kelly during a spring term Teach Out. Photo by Jinyi Qi/Vanguard Archives

Portland State reinstates Chiron Studies

Portland State officially announced that beginning in winter 2015, three Chiron Studies courses will be offered through University Studies. These…
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Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to a crowd of protesters ahead of a Saturday night march through the downtown streets. Photo by Jeoffry Ray

Saturday protest breaks down, still no peace

A crowd gathered before the Justice Center on Nov. 29 to further protest the non-indictment decision of the grand jury…
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Students gather to smoke in the smoking shelter on the Park Blocks near the Smith Memorial Student Union. Photo by Christopher Sohler

Butt out! PSU goes cold turkey, bans smoking in 2015

Portland State will join the growing number of smoke and tobacco-free campuses with its own expanded policy, which goes into…
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Dr. Ken Stedman and David Goodman

Professor finds similarity in viruses SSV1, HIV

Hunting viruses combines danger, detective work and potential leaps forward in medical science and astrobiology. In the Portland State Center…
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Students prepare to march to a Board of Trustees meeting at the Market Center Building. Photo by Adam Grace

Students rally against arming of CPSO

Students gathered in front of the Smith Memorial Student Union on Nov. 24 to rally against a resolution being considered…
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