A last-minute legislative infusion of $15 million into the Oregon University System’s operating budget is set to reduce in-state undergraduate tuition increases from 4.5 to 3.5 percent in what Dr. Melody Rose, the interim chancellor of OUS, called “the lowest [tuition] increase in many years.”
Recently approved state bonds—$64 million worth—will aid PSU in expanding the School of Business Administration and reshaping the Peter W. Stott Center. The funding comes as part of a larger, $743.5 million funding effort across the state to improve Oregon’s universities and community colleges.
In a 10-3 vote on Friday, the Oregon Board of Higher Education gave final approval for tuition increases at the Oregon University System’s seven campuses, including Portland State.
Portland State’s administration last week officially cancelled 79 summer courses as part of an ongoing effort to reduce costs amid continuing budget pains faced by the university.
Portland State’s 2012-13 graduating class is one of the largest and most diverse the university has ever seen—and that’s especially true of the university’s departing undergraduates.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry played host on Sunday to the second annual PSU Archaeology Roadshow, a free public outreach event aimed at promoting archaeology in Portland’s backyard.
Portland State will play host to the first-ever Resistance Ecology Conference this weekend, a three-day event that will open with music and introductory presentations on Friday. The event will run through Sunday in the Smith Memorial Student Union.
Collective bargaining between Portland State’s administration and faculty has taken a turn for the worrisome, according to faculty members familiar with the negotiations.
Portland State President Wim Wiewel has assembled a task force that will examine approaches to the question of public safety on campus. In an April 25 memorandum to the campus community, Wiewel outlined his vision for the task force’s work, which will be undertaken in the coming months.
Those looking for a reason to start commuting by bike this spring can stop looking and start riding during this month’s Bike to PSU Challenge.
A group of six Master of Urban and Regional Planning students led a workshop in the Cully neighborhood of Portland Thursday evening to address and prioritize community concerns about development and displacement in the area.