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A selection process that has been nearly 20 months in the making will finally reach its culmination this November – and it will happen right here on campus.
Each year, the Opus Prize Foundation partners with a Catholic university to recognize unsung heroes all over the world who are making a difference in their communities.
The foundation chose UP to be its 2018 partner school. Six student and three faculty ambassadors from UP were sent across the globe last spring to witness the impact the finalists are making in their communities, and to help the Opus Prize Foundation select one changemaker to award a $1 million prize.
On Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., Diversity & Inclusion and M.E.Ch.A. (Movimiento Estudiantil de Chicanos de Aztlan) will kick off Latinx Heritage month at the bookstore where Gonzalez will read stories from his collection, “21 Miles of Scenic Beauty...and then Oxnard: Counterstories and Testimonies,” with a discussion afterward.
Last spring semester, some UP students voiced complaints about meal prices, food quality and long lines at The Commons and Pilot House. Kirk Mustain, general manager of Bon Appetit, addressed some of these concerns at an ASUP Senate meeting in March and asked for more feedback from students. This fall, in response to the student feedback, the University of Portland’s food provider has made some changes.
These changes include a revamped Pilot House menu, new stations at The Commons and town hall-style events where students can voice their opinions about the food. Mustain led this effort after he and his team spent the summer considering how they could update campus dining.
The Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) is an Oregon State-based program and a major boasting platform for the engineering school at University of Portland. For those of you unfamiliar with the program, it allows students in some engineering disciplines to have two six-month long internships incorporated into their degree. Students in the program split their senior year into two years. Summer and fall semesters are spent working, and spring semesters are spent at UP.
Bernie Sanders turned 77 on Saturday, UP professor Aziz Inan created a number-filled present for him.
Not only is the University of Portland bustling with new freshmen, but new staff as well. UP has said goodbye to some familiar faces, like Fr. Gerry Olinger, who was known for the Sunday night cookies he baked for residents in Schoenfeldt and Fields.
But although some staff have gone to other jobs, UP welcomes a new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, director of Residence Life, and vice president and general counsel.
Here is a list of some of the new staff on campus, and those who have also been promoted or appointed to new positions within the university. This list may not include all the people hired or promoted this summer.
Also known as Bridgetown, Portland is home to 12 bridges spanning the Willamette River. Just like Portlanders, each bridge is unique and brings character to the quirky city we call home. Take this quiz and find out what your Portland spirit bridge is.
This week’s Pilot in the Spotlight goes to redshirt junior cross country runner Said Guermali, who helped an already dominant UP team stay on top with a stellar performance at the Portland State Rust Buster last weekend, while being named WCC Runner of the Week.
It’s a Friday night and a student comes home to their dorm room, drunk. After stumbling around and slurring their words, the student passes out.
Their roommate knows they need medical attention, but he or she doesn’t want to call Public Safety because they are both under 21.
Many students may have heard of a situation like this, or have been in a situation like this themselves.
Previously, if a student had an alcohol-related medical emergency and required medical attention, the student would have to go through the student conduct process and the incident would be added to their student record.
The new Franz Campus and progress on the Dundon-Berchtold Hall building weren’t the only changes that came to The Bluff this summer.
The third floor of Buckley Center was renovated into a new Simulated Health Center for nursing students. The space includes 17 patient rooms and six simulation suites for nursing students to have a more hands-on experience in their labs. The rooms have the same technology and equipment as those in the partnering hospitals with the nursing school.
It is the only academic model of its kind on the West Coast, according to Fr. Mark Poorman, who mentioned the new center in his convocation speech on Aug. 28.
Check out this video to see what it looks like first-hand.
In a close third game, the University of Portland men’s soccer team triumphed over the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos with a quick goal in the second half, ending the Nike Invitational game 1-0.
In the opening match of the North Portland Marriott Invite, the Portland Pilots beat the Montana State Bobcats, 3-1, giving the Pilots a win in their home opener.
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Yesterday afternoon, President Fr. Mark Poorman announced a long list of initiatives and policy changes on diversity, inclusion and Title IX in his annual convocation speech to faculty and staff.
Poorman directly referenced the Wally awards controversy from last spring in his speech, saying the incident and the conversations that followed “strengthened our commitment to constant education of ourselves and improvement.”
So, it’s the first day of classes and freshmen are already exhausted. After days of endlessly repeating their name, where they’re from and what dorm they live in, freshmen Orientation Weekend seems like a distant, hazy dream.
The Beacon asked not only the new freshmen what their experience has been, but also UP students working orientation. Here is what they had to say over the weekend, meeting new people and what they are most excited for.
Few things in this world make me angry. I have had a good life and have no right to have anger in my heart. Yesterday, however, I experienced something that infuriated me. I was in the middle of having a heated conversation with my roommate about finances, and he said something that struck me as argent, conceded and ignorant. He said to me “man up!” I believe this phrase is one of the things that pinpoints what is wrong with our “modern world.” This attacked my sexuality, he was insinuating that I was gay. What is wrong with being gay?
This fall, Pilots will work to build off of solid 2017 seasons, train with new coaching staff and integrate ranked recruiting classes.
The Portland Pilots topped the Syracuse Orange 2-1 under the bright lights of Merlo Field on Sunday night.