International flavor, around the corner

You don’t have to travel far to experience a wide world of food. The PSU area is a treasure-trove of international finds. Here are four staples on or within five minutes of campus to get you started on your food hunt, along with additional restaurants to venture out to when you’ve got a bit of extra time. You’ll find it easy to squeeze in a delicious voyage between classes.

Obama wins second term

Carries 53.3 percent of the Oregon vote

It was an early night, after all.

Although many people were bracing for a rehash of the 2000 presidential election—lawyers, litigation and recounts in tow—President Barack Obama won a second term with a clear victory of 303 electoral votes to Mitt Romney’s 206, with Florida still too close to call.


Obama 238, Romney 176
In Multnomah County, President Barack Obama carries 75 percent of the vote, with Mitt Romney carrying 25 percent. More Oregon results to follow.  CNN is not ready to call Oregon yet, but an exit poll estimates Obama at 52 percent and Romney at 45 percent, though this is only a sample of voters approached after they cast their ballot.

Presidential race update

Romney ahead with 50 percent, CNN says

6:50 p.m. update: President Barack Obama is projected to win Pennsylvania, according to major networks. Florida remains a dead heat.

Why Oregon could still matter in the presidential race

Battleground states, an engaged electorate and popular vote politics are factors

With key swing states closing their polls late this afternoon, it has been presumed that we’ll all but know the final outcome of the presidential election before Oregon finishes voting at 8 p.m. tonight.

From the classroom to the court

PSU professor runs for Lane County circuit court judge

This week, a Portland State professor may be elected to public office—and under highly unusual circumstances.

Professors weigh in on election

Local candidates offer few substantial differences

With about one week left until ballots are due, a question is beginning to surface: Does it really matter
who wins?

Portland State’s political science faculty tackled that question on Wednesday evening in a panel composed of professors Richard Clucas, Phil Keisling, Kim Williams and David Kinsella. An attentive audience of about 25 people gathered in the Urban Center to take part in the discussion, which was broken into local, state, national and international subtopics.

Healing a nation’s wounds

Nepalese graduate students work toward post-conflict solution

Surya Joshi reminisces about a time in Nepal when the daily news would open with body counts.

“That was the new normal,” Joshi said.

Looking for the PSU bookstore’s textbook scholarship program?

You’ll have to wait until next year.

When the Portland State Bookstore outsourced its operations to Nebraska Book Company this summer—as reported in the Vanguard—both parties touted an expanded textbook scholarship program as one of the deal’s biggest benefits for students.