In a recent message to the university community, Portland State President Wim Wiewel indicated that it will be necessary to operate with a reduced budget in the next fiscal year, due to statewide revenue shortfalls.
Portland State recently released a report in conjunction with the Coalition of Communities of Color that found that communities of color—including newly profiled African immigrants and Slavic communities—are substantially disadvantaged compared to their white counterparts in Multnomah County.
The ASPSU Student Senate recently passed a resolution calling on Portland General Electric to close its only remaining coal-fired plant in the Northwest, located in Boardman, Ore. by 2014.
The Kent State Massacre, which shocked the nation on May 4, 1970, sparked a movement at universities nationwide, including at Portland State, to force a decision on the Vietnam War. During a peaceful student protest on May 11—40 years ago today—police attempted to violently disperse crowds on the South Park Blocks.
Nathalie Nève recently became the first student to receive a Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, which is housed in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Smith Memorial Student Union, a central location on campus, had over 200 fire code violations last year, according to SMSU’s General Manager Mark Russell.
It is not a new phenomenon for Portland State students to face problems when registering for classes at the beginning of each term.
So far, this year has been a momentous one for students because of legislation passed at both the federal and state levels that increases student aid.
Amidst talk of federal education and student aid reform and the implementation of President Obama’s “Race to the Top” program, the university is working as hard as ever to maintain its status as a prestigious urban research institution, stated Portland State’s president during a public address.
Portland State’s Pan American Solidarity Organization travelled to Tacoma, Washington—the group’s first trip out-of-state—to attend a demonstration at the Northwest Detention Center.
The Academic and Student Recreation Center is still awaiting the conclusion of some legal proceedings that would make it fully operational as an academic, recreational and commercial space.