Solis to play for Mexico

PSU soccer player makes FIFA U-20 team

If you happen to find yourself in a class with Portland State women’s soccer star Daniela Solis during the upcoming fall term, don’t anticipate having the best “how I spent my summer vacation” story.

Winterhawks take two in draft

Right winger and defenseman selected

The Portland Winterhawks played well during the 2012 season, despite ending with a loss in game seven of the Western Hockey League Championship playoffs. Now, the Winterhawks are attempting to build on their success.

A programming pioneer

PSU computer scientist wins prestigious Kyoto Prize

A scientist associated with Portland State in the fields of engineering and computer science has just been rewarded for his years of influential research.

Students examine unusual topics through Chiron Studies program

From Radical Home Economics to Resistance Literature

Portland State’s fall 2012 Chiron Studies course has been announced, and it’s appropriately idiosyncratic. The four courses chosen for fall are: Harajuku Cool, The World of Roman Polanski, Radical Home Economics and Resistance Literature: Literature of Social Change. They will be taught by Emily Connelly, Jared Rhea, Eric Robert Wilkinson and Genevieve Hudson, respectively. The courses were chosen according to the strength of their syllabi and the passion of their instructors.

Heat and Thunder

What the outcome of the 2012 NBA Finals means

Going into every single championship series, the talking heads on ESPN and other sports news outlets try to persuade their audiences into thinking each team represents something bigger than the game.

TriMet budget ax falls, PSU commuters to pay the price

Service cuts, elimination of free rail zones coming

This fall, students, faculty and staff at Portland State who commute to campus using TriMet will be feeling the pinch of higher prices.

Thanks to a $12 million deficit to be carried over into the 2012–13 fiscal year, a slew of cuts have been made to help balance next year’s budget. These include employee layoffs and service cuts, elimination of fare zones, a new flat rate system, reconfiguration and contraction of certain lines, reduced funding to the Portland Streetcar and elimination of free rail zones—all set to take place Sept. 1, 2012.

Racing goes green

Next-generation electric motorcycles hit Portland International Raceway

Electric motorcycles raced against each other at Portland International Raceway over the weekend, but the results of the races were secondary to the movements and ideas they represented.

Former PSU vice provost sentenced to probation

Misconduct causes university to change policies

Mike Burton, ex-vice provost of Portland State’s School of Extended Studies, was recently sentenced to 18 months of probation for official misconduct regarding traveling expenses he claimed on university expense reports. His actions, and the fallout from them, have caused university policy changes.

Portland Trail Blazers once again playing the lottery

Team won in 2007, but 2012 is more complicated

The most exciting moment in recent Portland Trail Blazers history came on May 22, 2007, when the team seemingly received a life preserver in the form of the number one overall pick. Ironically, thanks in part to that stroke of luck, the Blazers find themselves hoping for a magic ping-pong ball again five years later.

Dance team acquires new members

Returning dancers excited about potential

Portland State’s dance team recruited some new talent last month, creating a fresh look for the 2012–13 season.

A combined total of 40 people tried out in the Peter Stott Center on April 15 and 22, and a team has been assembled by coach Stephanie Sheron for the upcoming academic year. There are going to be 14 regular team members as well as five alternates. The mix of returning talent and new blood has Sheron enthusiastic about her squad.