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

PSU Offers DACA Resources

A federal appeals court ruling last week has brought the legality of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA — a national program that provides some undocumented immigrants work permits and temporarily protects them from deportation — back into question and back on the news. While the court decision challenges the legality of the program, it keeps it in place — at least for now. … Continue reading PSU Offers DACA Resources

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