News Briefs

Jackie Balzer appointed VP of new student- success post, Portland Police Bureau faces less-lethal shotgun controversy, Senate Bill 242 passes final hurdle, New Avenues for Youth Ben & Jerry’s opens at PSU this Thursday

State gives foster kids a chance

HB 3471 grants youth from state foster homes tuition waivers at Oregon universities
Oregon will soon join a growing number of states—including Florida, Kentucky and Texas—that offer full tuition waivers to foster kids entering higher education. The idea began as a grass roots caampaign by the very children that the bill is sponsoring.

News Briefs

American Idol visits Portland, Board of Higher Education leadership changes, Vice Provost Melody Rose becomes president of City Club, Lincoln Hall renovation earns LEED Platinum

Casa Latina opens in Smith

Culture-themed center is part of President Wiewel’s Éxito program
Casa Latina opened June 8 in Smith Memorial Student Union. Geared toward serving Latino students, the cultural center is a goalpost of Portland State President Wim Wiewel’s Éxito program.

ASPSU gears up for fall term

Staff members launch campaigns and receive training for coming year
ASPSU staff members will be meeting regularly this summer to coordinate the events and campaigns that will take place during the regular school year. The fact that most executive staff positions are replaced over the summer also increases the need for ASPSU members to begin working together before the school year gets started, according to ASPSU officials.

Passage of SB 242 grants freedom to OUS

Bill aims to invest higher education system with more power
The bipartisan SB 242 was recently approved by the State Senate, giving the Oregon University System greater autonomy. The bill will designate OUS as a public entity rather than a state agency.

Institute on Aging presents certificate to Portland

PSU institute is contact for Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities
Alex Lyons, a spry 71-year-old, waited for the MAX train at PSU last Thursday after signing up to audit a linguistics class through the Institute on Aging.

Vietnamese Intel Scholars look ahead

All 28 students in Intel program graduate with honors, return to Vietnam
When Huong Ha was 12 years old, she’d play with electronic devices instead of modeling her mother’s dresses. She broke her father’s new watch while trying to disassemble it. “I was like a boy growing up,” Ha said, “I would put nails into walls.”

ASPSU president-elect addresses prior arrest at press conference

ASPSU president-elect Adam Rahmlow held a press conference yesterday at noon in the Smith Memorial Student Union's Browsing Lounge to address Friday's Vanguard article detailing his arrest last summer and the charges attending them.

Prior arrest surfaces for ASPSU president-elect

Details emerge about incident that took place while Adam Rahmlow served in ASPSU
ASPSU president-elect Adam Rahmlow was arrested outside of the Dixie Tavern last summer, according to Portland Police Bureau reports. He was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment, interfering with a peace officer, resisting arrest and attempted assault of a police officer. A jury convicted Rahmlow of one count of resisting arrest, for which he served a sentence of three days in Multnomah County Jail. He was acquitted of all other charges.

Is Portland prepared for peak oil?

Jim Jackson, adjunct professor of geology at Portland State, delivered a lecture last month for the Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences titled "Peak Oil: All Geology is Local," which covered the history and future of oil production, the many estimates of how much oil remains and the fact that global analysis of these issues has little to do with how a country's energy policy is actually crafted.


Arts & Culture

Survive Thanksgiving as Vegan/Veg/Gluten-Free

When Thanksgiving Day calls, turkeys cluck, potatos mash, and fountains of gravy flow. But what if your vegan diet, gluten intolerance, allergies or other...


Introducing new column: ASPSU Speaks

Chloe Friedlein, ASPSU Publicity and Design Director Hey PSU! My name is Chloe. I’m the Associated Students of Portland State’s Publicity and Design Director for...