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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.
What’s the best year athletically the University of Portland has ever had? Here’s a look at the best years in UP sports history in order to figure out which one stands out amongst the rest.
On Feb. 12, 2018, Father Mark Poorman released a university-wide announcement detailing several administrative initiatives to foster diversity and inclusion at the University of Portland. Of the major action items, the University has committed to formally recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day beginning in the 2019-20 academic year.
Mago Hunt Recital Hall was filled with nearly 100 students, faculty, staff and community members who displayed a great range of emotion from howling laughter, to quiet crying. She told the audience personal stories including her experiences at a predominantly white institution (Vanderbilt University where she earned her masters degree), having panic attacks in social situations due to racism, her relationships with white men and the pressure to get married she felt growing up.
The Pilots failed to capitalize on their solid start, dropping the game 10-8 to CSU Bakersfield and losing the series 3-1.
Salgado Huicochea, now a sophomore, works as a First Generation Student Ambassador and mentors other students whose parents do not have a college background. She was awarded the 2018 Diversity Scholarship of $1,010 for her work in Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Campus Ministry, the Moreau Center and the Student Academic Resource Center on Friday evening before the Diversity Dialogues keynote speaker Prisca Dorcas, founder of Latina Rebels, took the stage in Mago Hunt Recital Hall.
At University of Portland basketball games, some of the best plays are made off the court — on the sidelines, in fact. Over in the corner, behind the basket, stands the group of spirit patrons, filling Chiles with roaring sounds of music and school spirit. UP’s Pep Band is a key player in making UP basketball games what they are: spirited, fun and a place to show your Purple Pride
Bon Appetit has begun addressing a myriad of student complaints ranging from small portions, long wait times, high prices and undercooked food. Recently, Bon App made comment cards available in The Commons and The Pilot House asking for student feedback after an anonymous group of students canvassed dorms with leaflets about their campaign calling on the University to remove Bon App as its sole food provider.
Students gathered in the Mehling Ballroom Thursday night for a presentation and passionate discussion about sustainability at the University of Portland.
In light of yet another horrific school shooting in Parkland, I, like many others, have been left heartbroken, confused and angry. How can this keep happening?
Saving the planet doesn’t have to be overwhelming. News of ocean acidification, melting ice caps, species drawing closer to extinction and exploitation of natural resources riddle the media. Sometimes, efforts to live a greener life may feel a bit hopeless.
Frankly, making a difference, no matter how small it seems, is as easy as seeing that climate change is really happening.
Argue more. Specifically, argue more effectively and about things that matter. Arguments, despite common misconceptions, don’t need to descend into a 2016 presidential debate. They can and should be civil. Controversial topics like politics and religion are social taboos in many circles, which is a problem. The only way to desensitize controversial subjects is by discussing them.
The University of Portland is making large strides toward being a more diverse and inclusive campus. Starting in 2020, UP will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by cancelling classes for students to partake in a day of service. Setting aside time to reflect on Dr. King’s work of respecting all people and embracing diversity is in line with the University’s 2020 plan, in which diversity is a cornerstone.
Five minutes. That’s how long it typically takes for you — the candidate — to impress the interviewer for your desired job, according to CNN Money.
Whether you’re an upperclassman scrambling to find a job for after graduation or an underclassman who’s seeking to get a head start in the job market, preparing for a job interview is one of the most nerve-racking — yet essential — things college students have to master.