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

A night with PSU’s School of Music and Theater

Picture this: an escape from the typical rainy winter evening in downtown Portland, combined with an entertaining and insightful student performance. I found this (and more) in the PSU School of Music and Theater’s performance of Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally, a play exploring the adult lives of the “Dick and Jane” characters of our childhoods, with themes of coping with grief, learning … Continue reading A night with PSU’s School of Music and Theater

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7 best practices if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 (or think you have)

With coronavirus and the omicron variant causing rising rates of new cases, it’s more important than ever to remain diligent to keep yourself and your community safe. But what happens when you’re exposed — or suspect you’ve been exposed — by someone you live with?  Mark Bajorek, Director of Health Services at Portland State University, offers seven best practices to stay safe and prevent further … Continue reading 7 best practices if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 (or think you have)