Portland State, Oregon’s largest university, hopes to expand its student base as well as its physical presence in downtown Southwest Portland. PSU President Wim Wiewel told Oregon Public Broadcasting that one of the things that drives him crazy is when people say they know PSU is at the southern end of downtown but don’t know precisely where it is.
A group of Portland State students recently finished a research project entitled Right to Relief, which focused on the lack of public restrooms in Portland and how it affects the community. I’ve often wondered about the issue.
There’s a quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi that goes, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Pope Francis appears to be one of a very few religious people I’ve seen who could change Gandhi’s mind.
Portland State’s School of Business Administration has created a beer-brewing certificate program called The Business of Craft Brewing. It’s the first such program in the U.S. and is aimed at helping craft-brewing entrepreneurs navigate the business end of making and selling beer.
Portland State recently welcomed British Columbia’s Environment Minister Terry Lake and local business leaders to discuss the idea of a carbon tax in Oregon. Currently, there are four carbon-tax-related bills being considered by the Oregon Legislature, and the economic potential is drawing attention around the state. Some reports indicate that such legislation could generate $1 billion a year for the state of Oregon.
Portland State has long been planning to renovate one of its most unattractive buildings. The Peter W. Stott Center, an old, leaky, cavernous athletic center built in 1964, is being redesigned to become a flashy multipurpose facility.
The witching hour has come and gone. The bars—closed. Food carts—shuttered until morning. Fast food—not unless you have a car. It’s late, you’re drunk and hungry, and lukewarm convenience-store hot dogs sound about as appetizing as uncooked rice. Where can you go, then, when you’ve got insatiable cravings? Here are your destinations.
Portland State has accepted the regional Fresh Air Campus Challenge posed by local, state and federal health authorities. Building on the campus’ current Clean Air Corridor, the challenge is to eliminate all smoking on PSU’s campus by 2016.
Recently, Sen. John McCain told NBC’s Meet the Press that legislation to increase background checks for gun purchases will get support across party lines. Members on both sides of the aisle advocate the legislation, which aims to close loopholes in the current system. During the interview, McCain said, “Obviously, we want to do everything we can to prevent guns from falling into the hands of people who are mentally unbalanced, or criminals.”
Does your morning commute leave you stressed by the time you get to school or work? Sick of paying bus fare, MAX fare or for gas just to get there? Tired of being stuck on a bus full of strangers or packed in a compact car with four annoying carpoolers? Well, the answer to your problems is right under the four inches of dust resting on your bicycle.
With its Management and Leadership degree program, Portland State will offer the first online business degree in Oregon. Launching this fall, the program is designed as a part-time, three-year program during which students take two courses per term. Though there is one on-campus orientation event, the program will consist of video conferencing with classmates and faculty, streaming lectures from campus and engaging with community partners to enhance students’ local networks.