A home for Jewish students

Greater Portland Hillel offers activities and programs for Jewish students across the region and its executive director, Hannah Sherman, recently won a national award for her work. We took the opportunity to catch up with Hannah to talk about what’s coming up for Greater Portland Hillel and why it matters when celebrities speak up about antisemitism. First, Please tell us about the national award you … Continue reading A home for Jewish students

Wild West PSU opera features lead role for trans singer

Portland State’s acclaimed Opera program presents a tale straight out of the Old West, tracing the true story of Charley Parkhurst, a stagecoach driver in the California Gold Rush who was assigned female at birth and lived life as a man. Created by composer Keith Allegretti and librettist Cecelia Raker, “Good Country” is one of the first contemporary operas with a lead role crafted specifically … Continue reading Wild West PSU opera features lead role for trans singer

PSU students reflect on working with Indigenous architect and what it was like to set fire to a week’s worth of work

Three Portland State architecture students share their reflections on what they learned and what new perspectives they gained through the experience of working with Indigenous architect Kevin O’Brien. Continue reading PSU students reflect on working with Indigenous architect and what it was like to set fire to a week’s worth of work