For one grad, dreams come true

Graduating Portland State senior Faduma Ahmed-Ali will be accomplishing her dream this summer. She’ll return home to Kenya to help make the water in her country safer to drink. “I am a true believer [in] hard work, passion and dedication,” Ahmed-Ali said.

Q-and-A with SBA Dean Scott Dawson

With more than 65 percent of the public fundraising needs achieved for an upcoming expansion, the dean of Portland State’s School of Business Administration, Scott Dawson, met with the Vanguard to discuss plans for the school’s new building.

Social work conference on tap

On Saturday, Portland State’s School of Social Work and the Social Welfare Action Alliance will hold their third annual social work conference. This year, the event is titled “Voices on the Ground: Resistance and Resilience.”

$8 million gift fuels PSU business school growth

An anonymous $8 million donation from a Portland State alum is keeping PSU on track to begin a $60 million renovation and expansion of the School of Business Administration, slated to begin in January 2015 and be completed by the fall of 2016.

Film buffs!

Where to see movies: It’s easy to be a film lover in Portland. There are so many alternatives to chain theaters that there’s no reason to go see brand new movies at high prices.

Dalai Lama inspires global action

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, ended his stay in Portland after the “Dalai Lama: Environmental Summit” event Saturday afternoon, where he shared his beliefs about universal responsibility, compassion and the problems facing our future.

No! The Rape Documentary

No! The Rape Documentary seeks to end the silence surrounding rape, sexual assault and all forms of violence against women within the African-American community. Portland State’s Multicultural Center and the Women’s Resource Center’s Women of Color Action Team collaborated to show the film last Tuesday afternoon.

Student government eyes changes

Six possible amendments to the Associated Students of Portland State University constitution—ranging from using student building fee funds for a new student union to changing how students choose elected officers—were discussed by the ASPSU senate at a Friday meeting.

City of Portland: Now hiring

When looking for a job, people often overlook their own city’s ability to employ them. But keep in mind that the public sector offers a diverse array of internships as well as temporary and permanent jobs.

Students farm, build homes, restore wetlands

One group learned about sustainable farming. Another learned how to build houses. Back from their alternative spring breaks, a group of PSU students shared how, by the end of their trips, they felt they got more in return than they gave.