Debbie Murdock kept a watchful and caring eye over Portland State University, many say, for more than 14 years. On Sunday, May 4, a clock tower in the Urban Plaza was dedicated to the life of Murdock, the former assistant to the president for Strategic Planning, Public Policy, and Government Relations. Sunday would have been her 53rd birthday.
The Oregon State Board of Higher Education unanimously selected Dr. Wim Wiewel as the new president of Portland State University Friday, kicking off a day of celebration at the university. After almost a year of searching and interviewing, Wiewel was welcomed to Portland State with a standing ovation from community members, faculty and students early Friday morning. Wiewel was the final candidate remaining for the position after the two other finalists dropped from the race. “PSU is a gem in education and research,” Wiewel said. “I’m looking forward to giving you all the best of my leadership abilities.”
The opportunities with the Oregon Health and Science University are relatively new and I think that is a great chance to grow the science side of the university in alignment with OHSU…
Wim Wiewel is now the president of Portland State, the State Board of Higher Education announced this morning. After almost a year of searching and interviewing, Dr. Wiewel was welcomed to Portland State with a standing ovation from community members, faculty and students Friday morning. Wiewel was the final candidate remaining for the position after the two other finalists dropped from the race in April. “PSU is a gem in education and research,” Wiewel said. “I’m looking forward to giving you all the best of my leadership abilities.”
Jim Middaugh wants to make the Portland of tomorrow better than the Portland of today. The City Council candidate, and previous chief of staff for City Commissioner Erik Sten, who left office last month, is looking to win the May 20 primary and fill his former boss’ vacant seat.
Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Maxwell Cleland said he knows from experience how truly painful war is, both from a mental and physical standpoint. Cleland served in the Army from 1965 through 1968–climbing to the rank of captain. During his service, Cleland was wounded in combat. His legs were amputated at the knees, and his right arm was removed at the elbow.
Nicole Lavelle wants to bring alternative media into the lives of students and provide them with access to information and publishing opportunities. The PSU undergraduate acts as a liaison between the annual Portland Zine Symposium event and the PSU student group of the same name that helps run the symposium.
Sho Dozono is a businessman who has played a role in expanding local business around Portland while priding himself on ethical practices. Despite the fact that he has never held a political office, Dozono is running for mayor of Portland and feels he is best suited for the job.
Last night, in front of about 70 students, student body presidential hopefuls debated for the final time before the annual ASPSU elections kick-off on Sunday. In the Smith Memorial Student Union’s Multicultural Center, presidential candidate Christian Aniciete and his running mate, Karla Hernandez, from the “Empowerment” slate debated with Hannah Fisher and her running mate Kyle Cady from the “Bridge the Gap” slate. Both spoke on their platforms for next year and why they believe they are the better choice.
Last year, Jason Baidenmann was walking through the Park Blocks at night when he heard songs of worship coming from the Smith Memorial Student Union. Baidenmann, who is non-religious, was inspired by the music. The songs did not inspire him religiously, but instead inspired him to create a group that would represent the non-religious community of Portland State.
On the south side of campus, tucked away behind the Peter W. Scott Center, sit two structures that are so unique they are the first of their kind to be awarded the LEED benchmark in the United States.