Portland State fraternity Phi Delta Theta is having their third annual Teeter-Totter-a-Thon in the Park Blocks this week. Members and pledges alike take turns on the teeter-totter, never stopping during the 48 hour-long philanthropy project.
48 hours of fun
Pre-health advisers to be laid off in June
The budget cutbacks facing higher education in Oregon will drastically cut funding for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at Portland State. As a result, undergraduate advisers in many departments around the university are being laid off.
Reshuffled E-Board deals with first complaint
An Elections Board meeting Wednesday dealt with the first major student elections infraction. Student Fee Committee Chair candidate Johnnie Ozimkowski filed a complaint with the board alleging that fellow SFC Chair candidate Jil Heimensen sent a mass e-mail to student group mailboxes.
Student sustainability tax up for vote
Student Senator Brendan Castricano, who is up for re-election this year, has taken the initiative to reduce Portland State’s carbon footprint by putting together the Green Initiative Fund, a $5-per-term fee supported by all the upcoming presidential candidates in student elections.
Change from the outside
Transparency is a word that has set the tone for the student body elections this year, and Student Fee Committee Chair candidate Jil Heimensen has an agenda to take this word and put it into effect.
Alcoholics Anonymous hold strong on campus
Portland prides itself on its brews, bars and booze, but here at Portland State there is a group of people who take alcohol, especially its effects and addictive qualities, a little more seriously.
Green Onion, The Cave forced to close
A restaurant and club near Portland State’s campus are being forced to close their doors due to fire hazards presented by low ceilings and lack of exit doors. Portland Fire and Rescue examined the Green Onion Restaurant’s building, located at 636 S.W. Jackson St., and deemed it a fire hazard due to the low ceilings with exposed beams, a well-known and loved feature.
Getting the (third) party started
Electronic dance music fans often have a hard time finding and listening to new music. Akshay Dodeja saw the need for a new service and last year attended Startup Weekend Portland, a 54-hour Web business sprint.
FBI looks to Portland State to help find interpreters
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking to employ 3,000 foreign language interpreters from around the nation, and the government agency has chosen Portland State advertising students to head up a project specifically for the Bureau.
New myPSU Web site seeks to consolidate online services, connect student groups
ODIN accounts, webmail accounts, banweb accounts—it’s hard to keep them straight. Now this issue has been cleaned up with upcoming efforts to also include Blackboard learning system. A new service is available to all PSU students, myPSU.
Not just toga parties
The seven fraternities and sororities at Portland State are revitalizing their organizations with new blood and ambitious recruitment goals as an influx of younger, traditional students has helped membership for some chapters balloon.