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Attendees line up for a pour at the Oregon Brewers Festival. Christian Profeta/PSU Vanguard

Banned so we party

The Oregon Brewers Festival celebrated 28 years of micro-brew drinking last week with 105 different beer samples, both domestic and international. Despite the festival’s success and massive crowds of people,…
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Left to right: Donor Savannah Russell registers to give blood with the help of Red Cross volunteers Katia Chica and Vittoria Tanisha. Tanisha serves as president of the PSU Red Cross Group, which facilitates regular on-campus blood drives. Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

PSU hosts summer blood drive

Portland State and the American Red Cross are teaming up again for the third of four annual campus blood drives this week. From Monday, July 27 to Thursday, July 30,…
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Pedestrians look over the damaged Rice Noodle and Comfortably Yum food carts the morning after a recent fire. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

Fire damages food carts near PSU, cause undetermined

A fire broke out July 21 just after 4:30 a.m., damaging and destroying several food carts near the Portland State campus. The fire affected a row of food carts on…
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The Student Rec Center is one of many locations undergoing renovations. Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

Ch Ch Ch Changes…

Over the summer and spilling into next year, Portland State’s campus is getting a facelift through the implementation of several capital projects. According to PSU’s Finance and Administration website, here’s what’s…
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Fire destroys food carts near PSU campus

A fire broke out early Tuesday morning, damaging and destroying several food carts near the Portland State campus. The fire was reported just after 4:30 a.m. on Southwest 4th Avenue…
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Crime Blotter July 13-July 19

July 13 Trespass II Branford Price Millar Library A non-student was “yelling racist comments at the [sic] students” on the west side of the library. Officers David Troppe and Danae…
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Office of Global Diversity & Inclusion hires chief diversity officer Carmen Suarez

Dr. Carmen Suarez, former Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Idaho, has been named new Chief Diversity Officer at Portland State. Beginning on Sept. 8, Suarez will lead PSU’s…
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Electric Avenue, which provided charging stations for electric cars, was recently displaced due to renovations on the School of Business Administration.  Megan MacLaggan/Vanguard Archives

You can’t rock down to Electric Avenue

Portland State’s Electric Avenue, a block-long strip of free charging stations for electric vehicles, has been disassembled to make way for a new School of Business Administration building. The charging…
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A sign in protest of tuition hikes at a February rally at the Oregon State capitol building in Salem. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

Board may lower tuition increase based on state funding

The Oregon Legislature recently approved $700 million in funding to be distributed to the seven public universities for the 2015–17 biennium. This is about $30 million more than the expected…
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Crime Blotter July 6-July 12

July 6 Bike Theft/Recovery University Honors Two bikes were found in the bushes on the west side of the Honors building around 10 a.m. Both of them were taken to…
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Signs outside of the Smith Memorial Student Union during the Spring Term Sustainability Celebration. The signs point to universities that have successfully divested their endowments from fossil fuels. Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

PSU Foundation rep weighs in on fossil fuel divestment

Portland State will spend the summer grappling with the moral implications of fossil fuel investments that benefit the university’s endowment fund. Student groups such as Divest PSU have pressured the…
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