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Scott Fabian, Director of Strength and Conditioning, gives the Vikings a workout in the new weight room added as a part of the renovations. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

Athletics huddles on future Viking Pavillion

Construction is underway on the Viking Pavilion, a brand new venue on the Portland State campus for sports games, academic forums and other university events. The 15,000 square foot building…
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A portrait of Nelson Mandela in honor of Nelson Mandela day, July 18. Illustration by Terra Dehart

National fellowship brings young African leaders to Portland

Portland State is the first institution in the Pacific Northwest to host the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Doctors, entrepreneurs, industry leaders and politicians from 21 sub-Saharan African countries have joined the…
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Courtesy of Toni Masingale (Manning) on behalf of the Manning family

Former PSU professor of 33 years passes at 73

Bill Manning, a former professor at Portland State, passed away in his home after a fight with cancer on Tuesday, July 12. Bill was 73, and taught at PSU for…
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Crime Blotter June 27–July 4

June 27 Bike theft on the MAX Northwest Fifth Avenue and Irving Street A Portland State employee had her bike stolen from the bike rack on the MAX train while…
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Illustration by Lauren Chapluk

PSU graduate programs receive notable ratings from college website

Two graduate programs at Portland State were nationally rated by SR Education Group, an organization aimed at helping prospective students find the right college and some of the top graduate…
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Illustration by Aaron Osborn

Budget cuts affect Oregonians coping with HIV/AIDS

Effective July 1, the Oregon Health Authority cut approximately $100,000 of grant funding for the Cascade AIDS Project’s education and outreach budget for insurance enrollment. The OHA is an umbrella…
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Main speaker at event shouts to the crowd, "shut it down." Serina Hersey/PSU Vanguard

“This Can’t be Justice”

With additional reporting by Andy Ngo Thursday, July 7, the day was beginning to fade, but for the Portlanders involved in the anti-police brutality protest organized by Don’t Shoot Portland,…
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A Paz Peace sign posted on the Simon Benson House. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

Paz, Peace, Pride

You may have seen the Paz Peace banners around the Portland State campus. For some the initial meaning may be a bit of a mystery, while for others it may…
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A Google self driving car.  Courtesy of user Marc van der Chijs through Flickr

Portland narrowly misses Smart City transportation grant

Self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles, were once the stuff of dreams. Now at the height of increasing urbanization, cities across America, including Portland, are itching to implement this technology and…
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PSUSU organizers collected stories from student workers expressing concerns over current wage conditions at the university. Quotes were presented outside the Board of Trustee meeting for attendees to read. Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

Student activists turn the fight to minimum wage during summer trustee meeting

Students brought forward a demand for a university-wide $15-per-hour minimum wage increase at the June 16 Board of Trustees meeting, in an environment that was relatively congenial compared to previous…
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Crime Blotter: June 12-26

June 12 – 14 Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle Parking Structure 3 The rear driver side window of a Portland State student’s car was shattered and a black backpack…
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