9 courses to learn about the histories, cultures & experiences of Latino/a/e/x communities

Whether you want to better explore your own identity or learn more about the perspectives and experiences of the U.S.’s largest minority group, we’ve got you covered with a variety of courses and programs. Continue reading 9 courses to learn about the histories, cultures & experiences of Latino/a/e/x communities

Film grad challenges gendered fashion in multimedia exhibition

If you could design an outfit that expresses your true self, setting aside fashion trends, gender-based expectations and worries about what’s considered “flattering,” what would you create? Would you go for sparkles and sequins, rich colors, fine tailoring or flowing fabrics? Would you design something that allows you to celebrate the distinctive, unique person you are?  Over the past year, thanks to Garrett Recker, a … Continue reading Film grad challenges gendered fashion in multimedia exhibition

Moving Portland forward

What started as a Portland State University capstone project has turned into a new way of moving traffic along the Portland waterfront. Gwen Shaw, who graduated from PSU in 2015 with a degree in civil engineering, describes the project, Better Naito, as a transformative part of her life journey as well as an opportunity to create a shared space in the city for pedestrians and … Continue reading Moving Portland forward

Copper Beech in front of PSU library

PSU celebrates 50 years of Title IX

By Jack Heffernan Higher education institutions like Portland State have made strides in the past couple of years to protect students of all gender identities and sexual orientations from sexual misconduct.  This June, in addition to the celebration of Pride Month, marks the 50th Anniversary of Title IX.  Passed on June 23, 1972, the piece of the Education Amendments Act states, “No person in the … Continue reading PSU celebrates 50 years of Title IX