Budget, Sustainability Center, university governance discussedPortland State was highlighted at the Oregon State Capitol building on Wednesday, Feb. 8, as politicians and PSU representatives spoke about key issues concerning the school. “The general purpose of PSU Day is to let legislators know that Portland State University is alive and thriving,” said Wim Wiewel, university president.
Event brings more than 100 employers to campus February 14 and 15The price of college tuition is higher than ever, and an increase is on the horizon. This, coupled with increasing costs of living, means that more and more students are seeking employment. But where can students go to look for employment?
Professor Mel Gurtov to give lecture on the hermit kingdom’s uncertain futureOn Dec. 28, 2011, thousands of North Koreans stood on snowy streets to commemorate the funeral of their late leader Kim Jong Il. Some openly wept; others mourned in silence. What will North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong Un, do now that he is in power? Time will tell. Until then, speculations on North Korea’s future will stand at the forefront of the minds of scholars and foreign affairs experts.
President suggests changes to combat increasing costsIn his State of the Union address on Jan. 24, President Barack Obama proposed a radical higher education plan that would dramatically aid college students with financial struggles.
OHSU and Central City Concern partner with PSU to study homelessness, addiction recoveryPortland State professor of community health Stephanie Farquhar has received a $50,000 grant from the Northwest Health Foundation to be the principal investigator in a yearlong research study focused on homelessness and the process of addiction recovery. The study is part of a larger research project that has been a multi-year collaboration between PSU, Oregon Health and Science University and Portland community organization Central City Concern.
Smith, Brady, Hales vocalize views on Portland’s transportation issuesPortland is one of the most pedestrian/bike and public transit friendly cities in the country, a fact supported over the last few years by the city consistently ranking high in various top-10 lists (such as Biking Magazine and reports from the Department of Transportation). This makes transportation one of the most important issues in the race to replace outgoing Mayor Sam Adams.
Portland sits in a potentially shaky spotMajor earthquakes over the last several years have made headlines and captured everyone’s attention. According to the United States Geological Survey, the Haitian earthquake in 2010 killed over 200,000 people and left over a million homeless. Several months later, an 8.8 magnitude quake struck Chile and caused the equivalent of 30 billion U.S. dollars in damage. More recently, Japan experienced a tragedy that is still being tallied. Could something like this happen in the Pacific Northwest?
PSU student religious group hosts lecture event on effects of faithThe line “God Has Not Left the Building,” printed on the Basic English and Bible Club’s flyer for tomorrow evening’s lecture event, shows just how much controversy has arisen over Dr. Peter Boghossian’s Jan. 27 lecture.
Feb. 19 marks the 70th anniversary of the forcible relocation of Japanese Americans during World War IIThe Portland State Center for Japanese Studies will host a series of events in February and March to honor the Japanese American victims and survivors who were forcibly detained during World War II.
PSU and Multnomah County Library collaborate on events that discuss race, personal identity and community“What if everybody read the same book?” That’s the question asked by the 10th annual Everybody Reads campaign, which kicked off this month. The program, created by Multnomah County Library and sponsored by Portland State, attempts to foster community engagement and learning through the wide-spread reading of a specific book selected by MCL.
Focus shifts toward performance-based allotmentsOn Jan. 19, Portland State unveiled the new university-wide budget model that will affect the 2012–13 academic year and will be fully implemented in the 2013–14 academic year. According to a press release issued by PSU, the change will “help the campus meet its academic and financial goals despite declining state funding.”