Don’t expect printed grades

Students’ quarterly grade reports will no longer be sent by mail to students, effective this term.

Students may access the Internet or use touchtone telephone to obtain their quarterly grade reports beginning March 28, 2001.

According to Fran Fahey, director of Registration and Records, statistics have shown that more students are using the Web to access their grades and other information.

“We feel it’s a better service,” Fahey said. “Technology serves them better.”According to a press release, the touchtone telephone system has also been updated to “speak back” to students regarding their grades.

Fahey said the new service is to provide better service to students, because information sent by mail is not as current as on the Web, which can be updated quickly.

However, those who cannot access the Web or use a touchtone phone may make a written request for their grade reports, free of charge, at the Office of Admissions and Records in Neuberger Hall.

Students may access their grades online at, or by calling (503) 725-NROL.

Both media require your student identification number and personal access code, the same as for registration.

Any further questions can be answered by the Office of Admissions and Records at (503) 725-3511 or in Neuberger Hall 113.

Groups raises cash to fight racism

Saturday was bingo evening at the Multicultural Center, but it was not an ordinary bingo game.

ShameLess Underminers of Racism, Power and Privilege in Education and Everywhere, (S.L.U.R.P.E.) and Love Makes a Family co-hosted an evening of fun activities to raise money for workshops against racism.

According to Tanya Pluth, a Portland State student and a speaker at the event, a lot of the student groups on campus are against racism, especially Women Studies department.

“The money is used to support other groups and workshops to better advocate against racism.”

Attendees purchased a bingo card for $4 and a raffle ticket for $1. Winners received prizes donated by small businesses. Food and refreshments were free to the attendees.

“(The goal is) becoming a formal student group and bring anti-racism workshops,” said Tamara Anderson, an assistant at the event.

The evening also served as a place for special announcements.

Irene Schwoefferman of ASPSU stopped by to announce the Higher Ed rally in Salem yesterday (Tuesday, March 6).

Nicole Marie of KBOO FM, a community-run radio station, attempted to get words out for volunteer recruitement. She said female volunteers are encouraged at the station to conduct interviews on women issues.

Marie said that she’s focusing on rape at Portland State University. She hopes to do a half hour segment on the topic.