A stem of success

Portland State will receive funding over the next five years from the National Science Foundation aimed at doubling the number of minority student populations seeking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

A modern education

Inspired by the Oct. 9 article “Online in Iraq’s ‘Mortaritaville,’ a Professor Teaches Students in Fargo” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Vanguard takes a look at three different online professors at Portland State.

Movin’ on up

Portland State’s Skills Enhancement and Tutoring Center (SETC) is hosting an open house Oct. 5 in Smith Memorial Student Union to celebrate its move to a bigger room.

Safety rules to remember

There is nothing more important than personal safety, so here are some important tips on how to be safe on and around campus. You never know when they might save your property, or your life.

When duplex living goes wrong

Living in a duplex has its obvious ups and downs. You have the spaciousness and freedom of living in a house, possibly your own yard, only one jointed neighbor, security, etc. But with the freedom comes a cost.

Don we now our grad apparel

On Aug. 15, 2009, an estimated 550 students along with friends and family will pour into the South Park Blocks to honor and commemorate those who have successfully completed their degrees.

Apps for TriMet schedules available

Since TriMet made its schedule available to the public in 2007, several programmers have developed helpful applications for riders with mobile phones. The applications make TriMet’s schedule, routes and stops available at the touch of a button and some in real time, providing updates as they happen.

Portland: Mecca of city planning

Construction will begin this summer on the Eastside Loop streetcar corridor, spanning 3.3 miles. The line will run across the Broadway Bridge from Downtown Portland and along McLoughlin Boulevard. It will end at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and then return on Grand Avenue, back toward downtown.

And the winner is…

On Wednesday, June 3, students gathered in the PSU Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom to award student leaders and Student Activities and Leadership Programs (SALP) recognized student organizations for exceptional handiwork and contributions to the community.