Tuesday’s edition of the Vanguard included a massive 2,000 word article that I reported on the University Studies Program here at PSU. It’s a story that involved many weeks of…
The article on the University Studies program, “A University Program Studied,” [Oct. 11] contained many well-research points . We would like to add our observations to the conversation and correct a couple of items.
Human rights and pride sponsoring: In response to Elizabeth Bommarito’s “Support or Advertising? Corporate sponsorship at Pride weekend raises questions” (June 28):
I recently encountered a window display at the Portland, OR downtown Nike store in support of gay-pride which is exciting because it reflects the company willingness to publicly support the queer community in its fight for the same rights, recognition, and legal protections as straight couples.
Concerns of a Graduate: I recently graduated Portland State University, class of 2011. The tone of the ceremony was optimistic and suggested that bright futures await us five thousand plus graduates, which I hope is true.
Bad approach to journalism: I do not know how involved you were specifically in the front-page publication of the article on Adam Rahmlow’s arrest—but I would like to express my extreme disappointment.
Progress and clarification: Thanks for the attention to our Exito! initiative in your May 17 front-page article [“Students seek results from Exito program,” May17].
Effective, efficient, eco-friendly: On April 19, the Vanguard published an Op Ed that said “Safe, biological alternatives to plastics require massive R&D, which will only be considered a financial investment once revenues from current products begin to drop.” [“Don’t ban the bottle,” April 19]
Adam Rahmlow interview, part I: In person
Tuesday, May 17, 4:50 p.m.
Tuition Equity: The Oregon Legislature is considering an important bill this week that would give more students a greater chance to go to college.
Proper awareness of racism: I am writing in response to your cover story on Tuesday, April 26 titled “Muslim student group racially targeted on the Internet.”
Tap is better than the bottle: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
—Margaret Mead (1901–1978)