A living laboratory

New green roof installed on Cramer Hall

Austin Hudson, a graduate civil engineering student, would like to fly over Portland State and not be able to tell the Park Blocks from university building rooftops.

“I’d like to see green roofs everywhere,” he said. That’s why he is part of a student group, Engineers Without Borders, that recently built a green roof on Cramer Hall.

Growing food on campus

Green-minded campus lacks organic garden

cross the country, organic gardens are being worked into the campus landscape. In the Northwest alone, rows of veggies are tucked in a five-acre plot at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. The Urban Farm at the University of Oregon is 1.5 acres.

Reengineering Education

Oregon’s chief education officer aims high for reform

The floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom rumbled with the force of 200 feet stomping.

The air quivered with 100 young voices chanting a mantra to a cool, steady rhythm—“Change the world! Change the world! Change the world!”

From Marrakech to Portland

Middle East Partnership Initiative students descend on PSU for the summer

Mohamed “Hamza” Khaouti comes from Marrakech, a city that’s 1,200 years old.