On Monday, Dr. Lindsay Desrochers shared her decision to step down from her position as Portland State’s vice president of Finance and Administration so that she can assume a faculty position in the College of Urban and Public Affairs next winter.
Since she was hired by Portland State in September, Chief Diversity Officer Jilma Meneses and her team have been working with the Office of Student Affairs, the Multicultural Center and the Office of Admissions to address all aspects of diversity in student life.
Portland State’s student population has nearly doubled in the last 20 years, and the increased enrollment and dollars means that many departments will be able to hire more tenure-track professors.
Josiah Raglian volunteers at the ASPSU office every day, coming to campus from the homeless shelter or the doorway where he sleeps.
On Wednesday, the Vanguard met up with gubernatorial candidates Chris Dudley and John Kitzhaber to discuss their campaigns and issues affecting Oregonians, particularly students in higher education.
Ella Street Social Club was sparsely populated by the bouncer’s standards last Wednesday night, but the almost empty floor didn’t faze new band Your Rival.
This past Tuesday, Portland State’s political science department hosted an event called “Making Sense of the Midterm Election Muddle.”
In the Portland State faculty directory, Richard Hunter and Astrid Schlaps are still listed as members of the School of Social Work, though they passed away at the beginning of September.
This Monday was National Coming Out Day, and at 7 p.m., a crowd gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square to hold a candlelight vigil.
The funds that support Portland State’s Campus Public Safety Office are drawn from a variety of sources, including student fees.
Correction: It was originally reported that the PSU insurance cap is $75,000. This was incorrect, the PSU insurance cap is $7,500. The Vanguard regrets its error.
Last March, President Obama signed the landmark Affordable Care Act into law, beginning a major national health care reform.