Students and faculty gathered Thursday, Jan. 8 to discuss the potential evacuation hazards of the current location of the Disability Resource Center (DRC), followed by a mock drill with the help of the Portland Fire Bureau.
Students question Disability Resource Center’s emergency preparedness
Coming together for a season of giving
Shannon Steele, a retiree who volunteers for the Salvation Army, always smiles when ringing her donation bell outside the Fred Meyer at the intersection of 148th and Division streets.
World AIDS Day recognised at PSU
Portland State students and staff packed the Multicultural Center yesterday afternoon in the Smith Memorial Student Union in observation of the 20th annual World AIDS Day with poetry, speakers and a panel discussion.
Shared experiences of war
In an effort to clear the political air, Portland State hosted a panel of residents from Iraq and its surrounding region, who shared personal experiences and opinions about the U.S. occupation of the war-torn country at a panel discussion yesterday. The panel, “Iraq and Neighboring Countries: Personal Perspectives,” was held in order to enlighten people about Iraq and its history, something that many people don’t know much about, but is nevertheless important, said Jean Campbell, associate director of the Middle East Studies Center.
PSU students, staff hold meeting over childcare options
A brainstorming session was held on Nov. 7 at Portland State’s Helen Gordon Child Development Center to gather opinions about a new child care center, as well as future options available for student-parents on campus. The session, which was designed to assess the need for how much child care should be available on campus, was attended by concerned parents, some of whom have been waiting for an opening for care on the Helen Gordon Center’s two-year-long waiting list.
As soon as protesters in a local anti-Scientology group, donning Guy Fawkes masks, arrived at the religious group’s temporary Portland office Nov. 1, members of the organization hurried to the windows to close the curtains and blinds. Armed with picket signs proclaiming the Church of Scientology as an evil cult, the leaderless group, known as Anonymous, spread their ideas outside and around the offices of the religious organization, marching all over the downtown area.
Egyptologist talks cultural origins at Hierakonpolis
“It sounds like a bad joke. Eight Dogs, six cats and a baboon walk into a bar….” These are the words of Egyptologist Renee Friedman, describing her experience excavating a burial site in Hierakonopolis, Egypt, containing multiple animals that some believed served as guardians and protectors of the site.
Striving for equality
In the late 1980s, Bridge Gorrow was training to become a flight attendant for a major airline when she started to feel that something was not quite right.
On top of being weighed weekly, Gorrow and the other female trainees in the same program were told what colors of makeup they were allowed wear, and if they wanted to smoke, they were only allowed to do so in uniform while sitting down—male trainees were allowed to stand.
Striving for equality
In the late 1980s, Bridge Gorrow was training to become a flight attendant for a major airline when she started to feel that something was not quite right. On top of being weighed weekly, Gorrow and the other female trainees in the same program were told what colors of makeup they were allowed wear, and if they wanted to smoke, they were only allowed to do so in uniform while sitting down-male trainees were allowed to stand.
Larger chain eateries must show nutrition facts, says county
Portland State gets four emissions-free RAV4s for commuter project
Portland State is receiving four RAV4-EV emissions-free vehicles from Toyota as part of new university program that would take commuters from main transit terminal areas to stops downtown and in area suburbs. Toyota announced the donation of the vehicles Sept. 24, at the company’s sustainable mobility seminar held in Portland. The goal of the program will be to establish a “shared-use commuter program” that will provide a service to working people going to and from their homes, according to a Toyota press release.