Are fountains folly?

Although they are beautiful when in operation, the several fountains around Portland State’s campus are rarely on and constantly leak. Some require expensive maintenance costs.

New hires

Portland State’s student publications and productions recently hired their new managers, editors and directors for the next academic year.

Campaign promise broken

Last week one of ASPSU’s campaign goals of holding a week of events for students regarding togetherness and community health failed to happen. Leaders cite a lack of planning and a reprioritization of campaigns.

Outreach over restructure continues

At an all-campus forum on Tuesday, the university administration continued to discuss the possibility of the Oregon University System being restructured. Currently, the OUS faces budget cuts, tuition increases and a lack of state funding.

DACA disbanded

After its long-standing classification as a student group, the former Disability Advocacy Cultural Association has moved out of its office in Smith Memorial Student Union due to lack of members.

Highlighting political prisoners

“Our grandchildren will be slaves, our lives have been ruined. Every one of us,” speaker Rob Los Ricos said last Thursday at the Students for Unity “Law and Disorder” event in the Smith Memorial Student Union.

May Day march

On May 1, 2010 a May Day march and rally will be held in honor of International Workers Day. The rally is made up of The Portland May Day Coalition, a group of grassroots organizations, labor unions, faith groups and community members.

More students, more housing

As the student population continues to grow, Portland State and community partners plan to increase PSU’s on-campus living spaces to increase its accommodation of 7 percent of the university population to 25 percent.

Coffee on wheels

Five days a week, Monday through Friday at eight in the morning, Melvin Bush begins his commute on the Blue Line Max train to downtown. Once downtown he transfers to the Green Line, where he makes his way to Portland State University.

Mapping technology

New geographic information software will allow students and departments to gather spatial data more efficiently about things like land and population.

Recipe for career success

Over the past six years, Portland State’s Food Industry Leadership Center has found jobs for 100 percent of its graduates, a number it says is not “a misprint or exaggeration,” according to its Web site.