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The campus-wide conversation on sexual assault reignited last week when University of Portland freshman Clara Ell sent out an email about her experience going through the University’s student conduct process in which her alleged perpetrator was found “not responsible.” Ell appealed the decision, but it was upheld. She told The Beacon she believes the University's student conduct process has failed her.
Bear with me, here. If you’re like most Americans, you’ll want to skim over this title and turn a blind eye to its message:
The Department of Public Safety’s Daily Fire and Crime Log was updated last Friday to reflect Clara Ell’s report of sexual assault in Oct., which was initially left off the report due to what Communications Officer Michael McNerney called a “clerical error”.
The University of Portland, a school that prides itself on being one of the best Catholic institutions for higher education on the West coast, has failed in its due diligence in the Clara Ell case.
Update: There will be a viewing Wednesday from 2 - 5 p.m. and a memorial service at 5 p.m. in the Chapel at the University of Portland.
Monday night was one for the ages. It took 50 minutes to decide the winner of this non-conference game between the University of Portland and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, but when all was said and done the Pilots took the game in double overtime by a score of 90-89.
University of Portland’s Native American Association is collecting items now through Dec. 9 to send to the Sacred Stone Camp on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The tribe had been protesting an oil pipeline that they say would threaten their drinking water source and damage sacred burial grounds. While the Obama administration decided yesterday that the pipeline must not go through the reservation, the club still plans to send items collected to protesters who will remain at the camp through December to ensure that no building will continue.
It’s that time of year when your Facebook page is flooded with pictures of secret santas and cheesy Christmas parties. But why try to fight the Christmas FOMO when you can just embrace it?
Donald Trump has said he plans on immediately deporting somewhere between two and three million undocumented immigrants, including those going to college on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The European refugee crisis is a serious struggle that is occurring in Europe right now. Refugees are pouring into the European Union from various countries, the most well-known being Syria.
The School of Nursing master’s program is expanding its Master of Science degree options at the University of Portland to include an Innovation in Health Systems and Quality and Safety in Health Systems Program which will go into effect Fall of 2017.
Vice President for Student Affairs John Donato addressed the campus community in a letter about sexual assault and the conduct process at the University of Portland in an email letter Sunday night. Below is the letter in full:
WARNING: Major revival spoilers ahead!
On a night where turnovers and poor rebounding hampered the offensive flow of the game, the University of Portland men’s basketball team hung with the Pac-12’s Colorado Buffaloes in the first 20 minutes of play. But the visitors would steadily break away in the second half. Despite a team-leading 18 point effort by sophomore guard Jazz Johnson, the home team would fall for the third time in four games.
This article was updated with new information on Sunday at 10:30 p.m.
Vice President for Student Affairs, John Donato emailed The Beacon the following statement in response to The Beacon's inquiries about the Clara Ell case:
A University of Portland freshman who reported being sexually assaulted by another student in her dorm room in September is now sharing her story publicly because she believes the University’s conduct process failed her.
As the fall 2016 semester comes to a close, The Beacon Editorial Board would like to take this opportunity to recognize a few phenomenal Pilots we find particularly inspiring for the impact they have made on the University of Portland community.
Beloved University of Portland author and Portland Magazine Editor Brian Doyle underwent surgery for a brain tumor last Wednesday, and the Doyle family has responded asking for privacy and prayers during his recovery. Doyle was discharged from the hospital last week, in accordance with the timeline presented to him before the surgery.