“I need a job ASAP,” former Portland State linebacker Ian Sluss recently lamented on Twitter. After wrapping up his social science degree in winter term, Sluss is as uncertain about his future as many other graduates.
Over the course of spring quarter, multiple security issues came up at Portland State’s Broadway Residence Hall, the most severe of which was an unknown male subject (or subjects) breaking into the rooms of female students.
A group of Portland State employees have filed grievances with the university claiming that their bosses stole their tips, demanded kickbacks and practiced nepotism—favoring family members for special treatment and advancement.
Philosophy Professor Peter Boghossian, in celebration of his upcoming book, A Manual for Creating Atheists, sat down with the Vanguard for an exclusive Q-and-A in one of our most-viewed pieces ever. Boghossian seeks to create a legion of reason leaders, aka “street epistemologists,” to help cure people of what he calls “the faith virus.”
Confronted with a spate of break-ins, Broadway Housing Building residents are experiencing a series of temporary security reforms meant to limit nonresidents’ ability to access residential floors.
This fall, PSU will offer the nation’s first brewing industry certificate program, “The Business of Craft Brewing.” The 24-month program, hosted by PSU’s School of Business Administration, will focus on drafting a business plan and managing infrastructure for a craft brewery or distillery.
Because of declining enrollment, a flat student fee and the creation of new fee-funded services and programs such as a Veterans Resource Center, the Student Fee Committee chose to decrease funding nearly across the board. Student leaders, such as publications editors and managers, will see dramatic pay cuts during the 2013-14 academic year.
Former PSU student Samantha Berrier, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in social science in 2011, alleged that Oregon Rep. Matt Wingard, R-Wilsonville, made unwanted sexual advances on to her while she worked for him as a legislative aide in 2010. After Berrier—whom the Vanguard interviewed—came forward about the consensual relationship that resulted, Wingard declined to seek re-election to a third term.