Higher ed thinks 20 years ahead

Higher education officials are continuing work on a proposal that aims to create a research triangle in Portland that would house Oregon’s best scientific knowledge in one sector of the city. The top research programs from institutions of higher education in Oregon would come to the South Waterfront in Portland, making the area a hub of scientific research for the state and the nation.

OSPIRG continues advocacy despite frozen budget

Despite running into funding issues in fall term, the Portland State OSPIRG chapter plans to continue work for the rest of the school year, including raising awareness for global warming and beginning a textbook campaign aimed at lowering costs to students.

RIAA targets PSU downloaders

The corporation responsible for suing music piraters has identified several networked computers on campus that may have been used to download copyrighted songs, and is asking PSU to hand over names of the computers’ users, according to PSU’s legal counsel. The general counsel for PSU, Chip Lazenby, said he is not ready to hand over the names because that may violate federal law regarding student privacy.

Another try for candidate Fritz

As a registered nurse and a citizen’s rights advocate, city council candidate Amanda Fritz knows a thing or two about helping people. After running for Portland City Council in 2006, she is back on the campaign trail. This spring she is vying to win the Portland City Commissioner No. 1 seat, replacing Sam Adams, who is running for mayor instead of re-election.