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Nguyen has worked at the University of Portland for six years. She immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in 1994 and worked a variety of jobs in Louisiana and Portland before coming to UP. In her home country, she was a high school teacher. She fondly remembers her college years and enjoys working at UP because it reminds her of that time — but with one difference: She did not have as much variety to choose from and as much to eat in her college dining hall.
As of March 20, Bitcoin’s worth hovers around $8,800, but this number is volatile, plunging some days and skyrocketing the next. The value of Bitcoin plunged in early February from $10,000 to $6,000, before rising to a high again at $11,000 in early March. Some UP students have gotten on board with investing in Bitcoin, and they now have to decide whether to sell or hold out as the price changes with their investments — in some cases, all of their savings — reasoning that it will pay off in the long run.
University of Portland’s tuition will go up 4.3 percent next year, bringing the annual cost of attendance to $45,562.
Public Safety sent out an unusual email Tuesday afternoon about an apparently homeless man they say has pitched a tent on city property just beyond the SLUG Garden near the edge of campus. In the email, Director of Public Safety Gerald Gregg asked members of the university community to notify PSAFE if they see Robert Johnson Patterson, 39, who was issued a trespass warning and excluded from campus Monday night.
Herbert A. Medina has been hired as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), effective July 1, according to University of Portland President Fr. Mark Poorman.
Dr. Carma Corcoran grew up in a family of 18 siblings in Montana. Of her 16 brothers, all who lived to adulthood have served time in various correctional institutions. Eighty percent of her 50 nieces and nephews have been in and out of the criminal justice system.
It was her personal connection to the plight of Native American incarceration that led Corcoran to go back to school at age 40 to earn a bachelor’s degree in communications and eventually a Ph.D. in philosophy that sought to better the lives of those incarcerated in her community.
Molly Hightower graduated from the University of Portland in 2009 with a triple major in sociology, psychology and French with plans to pursue a master's degree in special education. But first, compelled by her passion for service, Molly chose to spend a year in Haiti volunteering with the Friends of the Orphans. During her time there, Molly provided care and comfort to Haitian children that had been orphaned, abandoned and who were often physically disabled.
We all like to believe we're informed individuals, for the most part. We read the New Yorker. We skimm over headlines — we may even follow a few news stations on Twitter. Trying to maneuver the ever-changing waves of politics and world news, it can become hard to keep up sometimes; and sometimes, it's easier to shut the world out completely. We all have our own complex, busy lives to maintain on top of it all.
Among the many customs associated with my upbringing as a Native Hawaiian, few were held with such sanctity as traditional Hawaiian dance. As a child, dancing to “Hanalei Moon” with my ʻohana was not just a family tradition, but a means of maintaining spiritual and genealogical expression.
I vividly remember that fateful day I walked into the terminal of the San Diego airport after flying in from Chicago. I was starving. There, in front of me, was a beautiful Einstein Bros Bagels, and my heart soared.
The NCAA has a rule about transferring from one Division 1 school to another. The rule states that athletes must take a year off while attending their new schools. The athletes don’t not lose the year of eligibility as they are then classified as transfer redshirts. This rule has helped smaller schools like the University of Portland because it is partially in place to help deter kids from leaving programs.
You know how it goes: the prince rescues/marries the princess, the villain is defeated, the kingdom saved.
We’re familiar with the concepts of fairy tale weddings, of living happily ever after. When we talk about fairy tales, we often don’t think about how we live them in moments absent of poofy white dresses, tall cakes or ceremony. But matrimony isn’t the whole story. Marriage isn’t the fairy tale. Life is the fairy tale. Fairy tales are all around us.
There are two pairs of candidates running for ASUP President and Vice President: Sitara Nath (P) and Michael Gallagher (VP), and Alex Peterson (P) and Carrie Fitzgerald (VP).
The University of Portland recently granted tenure to nine professors, according to Committee on Rank and Tenure chair Michael Connolly. Receiving tenure means that a professor has a permanent position at UP after being evaluated by the committee based on teaching, scholarship, service and personal attributes. The committee makes recommendations to the provost, who makes recommendation to the president, who makes the final decision regarding tenure, Connolly explained in an email to The Beacon.
The Beacon checked in with the recently tenured professors about what receiving tenure means to them and why they enjoy working at UP.
Mack’s Market will be extending its weekend hours after students return from break. The market inside the Pilot House will now be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The weekday hours will not change.
The University of Portland has begun construction on a 35-acre property along the Willamette River, newly named “Franz Campus”, according to a news release sent out by the University of Portland last week.
In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, each of our editors wrote about women they admire. Our picks include celebrated authors, writers, activists and filmmakers. The women we selected to write about are outstanding not only in their work, but also in the way they live their lives. While we had to limit ourselves to selecting a few women, we recognize millions of women deserve recognition for their contributions every day.
Students study in different ways. But no matter who you are, a good playlist is essential for focusing and getting work done. Take this quiz to see what song you should add or maybe just loop for the entire week.
Last spring, ASUP introduced a new student-run composting program in the residence halls, which has produced over 1,800 pounds of composted food waste which otherwise would have been thrown away. ASUP hopes to expand the program in the near future to include academic buildings, Chiles Center, and the library, but has been met with resistance from Physical Plant in their proposal for the department to help supervise the program, according to ASUP President Brandon Rivera.
This past Saturday, the Portland Pilots saw their season end in Las Vegas at the hands of the Loyola Marymount Lions as they lost in the first round of the West Coast Conference Tournament 78-72.