Innovate Collaborate Oregon

In an effort to network, gain a competitive edge and get research and development partnerships, Oregon’s four largest public universities teamed up to launch the Innovate Collaborate Oregon Web site over the summer.

Textbook borrowing

Jil Heimensen, student and member of the Student Fee Committee, posted information about the increasing number of college campuses offering textbook renting programs.

Hail to the chief

Portland State welcomed Lois Lindsay Davis as the new chief of staff at the president’s office on Aug. 2. Davis joined the Office of the President after serving Oregon Health and Science University for over 23 years.

Looking ahead for ASPSU

The new student government administration took office Monday, June 1, with all of their ducks in a row, except for five executive staff positions that remain empty.

Celebrating Africa’s past, present and future

Portland State’s Association of African Students is hosting the 29th annual African cultural night Saturday, May 30 at 5 p.m. The event, titled African Fusion, looks to celebrate a variety of the continent’s traditions and promote unity among its different countries and ethnicities.

Palestinian Via Dolorosa

The Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) has organized an evening photo exhibit and advocacy event to spread information about the plight of the Palestinian people.

A marketplace for ideas

Students involved in the community development program at Portland State are participating in a symposium Friday to explore and present ideas and projects focusing on cooperative living, international development, urban redevelopment and more.

Advising positions secured

Portland State students in the pre-health professions track became concerned after hearing rumors that all advisers for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences were to be terminated at the end of the current term.

After the win

The Vanguard spoke with ASPSU President-Elect Jonathan Sanford and Student Fee Committee Chair-Elect Johnny Ozimkowski shortly after the election results were announced. Despite low voter turnout and controversy within the election board, the race is won, and both Sanford and Ozimkowski are eager to get started.

A catch-22

This year’s student government elections have been plagued by miscommunication, last-minute changes and overall low voter participation. A majority of the complaints furnished by candidates, debate moderators, ASPSU officers and the student community at large have focused on a breakdown of communication between the Elections Board and everyone else involved.