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The Publications Board hired new editors and managers for five of the six student-run media organizations at Portland State on Friday.

New student media leaders announced

The Publications Board hired new editors and managers for five of the six student-run media organizations at Portland State on Friday.

-Nathan Hellman, a 21-year-old senior majoring in Communication Studies, will take over as editor-in-chief of the Vanguard. Hellman has worked for the Vanguard for three years, first as a sports writer and currently as the sports editor.

-Jeremy Hardy, a 33-year-old junior majoring in Communication Studies, was hired as the station manager for KPSU.

-Rebekah Hunt, a 27-year-old senior majoring in English, will continue her role as editor of the Rearguard.

-Chris Cottrell, a 32-year-old graduate student in the professional writing/poetry program will take over as editor of the Portland Review.

-Melissa Smith, a 24-year-old senior majoring in Graphic Design, will continue her role as manager of the Graphic Design Center.

The board re-opened the search for an editor of the Portland Spectator, PSU’s conservative monthly magazine.

Each of the new student leaders will take over their publications on June 1.

The Vanguard

Second City Council forum in Smith today

Candidates vying for City Council seat No. 2 are participating in a forum in Smith Memorial Student Union, room 327, today at 1 p.m.

The six candidates will be discussing their platform issues and answering questions about higher education in Portland. Students can ask the candidates–Nick Fish, Ed Garren, Jim Middaugh, Fred Stewart, and Harold Williams–their own questions during an open question and answer period.

This is the second of three political forums the Vanguard will be hosting during April. Last week, candidates running for City Council seat No. 1 spoke at the first forum.

Democratic candidates for the upcoming U.S. Senate race will be at Portland State on April 30 at 12:30 p.m. in the Smith Center Ballroom, room 355.

PSU’s student-run cafe, Food for Thought, will be providing free coffee and pastries at the forum.

For additional information, contact Craig Lowrie at 503-725-4544 or [email protected]

-The Vanguard

Sustainability office hires new staff member

Chritsel Eichner, a former Trashco Services employee, has been hired as the resource management coordinator for PSU’s Sustainability Office.

Among her duties will be waste management and working with PSU Recycles!, a group that handles recycling efforts on campus.

Eichner recently finished an internship with the City of Beaverton’s Solid Waste and Recycling Program, and previously worked with Trashco, a Portland group that manages PSU’s waste removal. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in international studies and minored in business management.

Her interest in recycling and sustainability, she said, came from working on the receiving end of the garbage industry at Trashco.

“I saw a lot of it coming in and decided to get on the other side, working to reduce the amount of waste required to handle at all,” Eichner said. “I’m very excited about this new job and a chance to serve Oregon in this capacity.”

Robert Seitzinger