Students gathered last Wednesday in the South Park Blocks to rally against budget cuts and rising tuition. The Portland Coalition to Defend Education planned the event on the May 4 anniversary of the Kent State massacre and the 1970 student strike at Portland State.
The Portland State Intercollegiate Athletics Board (IAB) decided on Tuesday to create a subcommittee that will review increased allocation of the student fee to the Athletics Department’s budget, concluding a process that began when the Student Senate and the Student Fee Committee recommended a study in early March.
A Portland State international student recently emailed the Office of the Dean of Student Life and President Wim Wiewel with the complaint that personnel at University Housing misled her when she tried to cancel her dorm contract, but PSU administrators say that the housing staff made efforts to be clear.
After a yearlong selection process, the Oregon Repertory Singers (ORS), a choir of volunteer singers now in its 37th season, hired Portland State Choral Director Ethan Sperry as its new artistic director.
ASPSU’s Elections Board offered free food and live music last Tuesday at an event in Parkway North that aimed to raise awareness of student government and voting.
Students and community members gathered last night in Parkway North for Take Back the Night/Bike Back the Night, an event sponsored by Portland State’s Women’s Resource Center and the Portland Women’s Crisis Line (PWCL) that aimed to raise awareness of sexual violence.
China’s Minister of Education Yuan Guiren joined with Chinese State Councilor Madam Liu Yandong, Governor John Kitzhaber and other guests for the inauguration of 12 Confucius classrooms at Oregon schools.
After adjunct philosophy and German Professor Brian Elliott made grades visible to the entire class and introduced a new syllabus in the middle of winter term, a student in his German 441 course filed a complaint with the administration.
Although the 2011–12 Student Fee Committee budget has been submitted to President Wim Wiewel, ASPSU will continue to examine funding of the Athletics Department in the long term.
As Portland State’s Ombudsman Office approaches its closure at the end of spring term, the Office of Student Affairs and other authorities across campus are gearing up to handle complaints from the PSU community.
The Oregon State Board of Higher Education recently approved an automatic admissions policy that will guarantee high-achieving students admission to at least one Oregon University System institution.