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University President Fr. Mark Poorman announced in an email Thursday night that University of Portland’s fall semester will be online, citing the rise in COVID-19 infections in Oregon and around the country as the cause. The email also mentioned Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s announcement of new coronavirus-related metrics for reopening schools, which have led school districts to delay in-person instruction.
As a University of Portland alumna from the class of 2008, I was saddened, although not entirely surprised, to read Sandy Chung’s brave piece recounting the sexism and racism she’s witnessed while working in her position as Vice President of Human Resources.
The West Coast Conference Presidents' Council announced on Thursday that fall sports competition will be delayed until Sept. 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A petition with 289 signatures from faculty and staff was sent to University President Fr. Mark Poorman and the Board of Regents in an email July 7. The petition was supporting the allegations in the opinion piece written by Vice President for Human Resources and Director of Title IX Sandy Chung, which recounted instances of racism and sexism amongst University of Portland administration.
July 7, 2020
Dear UP Community,
From: Chung, Sandy
Sandy Chung, Vice President for Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator, has come forward as the anonymous author of the opinion submission, “Racism, Sexism, Tokenism: My Experiences as a Woman of Color at University of Portland” published on July 1. Chung disclosed her identity in an email sent to faculty and staff today.
Editor's note: It is not typically The Beacon's policy to grant anonymity to sources unless the source may face significant danger, retribution or harm from being named. We believe that in this case, publishing anonymously will bring awareness to the UP community, as well as protect the source.
Dear Members of the UP Community,
As The Beacon editorial board, we have watched the last week unfold in silence. That silence must be broken. Although The Beacon typically does not publish over summer break, recent events are deserving of as much volume as we can give.
President Fr. Mark Poorman has announced that the University intends to begin the 2020 fall semester as scheduled, with modifications to accommodate for concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three years ago, my mom sent me a recruiting video on Facebook inviting University of Portland students to apply to work at The Beacon. At the time, I lacked a sense of belonging at UP, so I decided to apply and started working as a reporter in the fall of 2017. Then, I was hired as the news and managing editor, and finally, as the editor-in-chief for my senior year. Little would I know how much The Beacon would impact my life, and how much fulfillment I would gain from leading and working with a community of intelligent, creative and caring individuals.
In an email sent to prospective incoming freshmen and their parents on Friday, the university outlined possible scenarios for how COVID-19 might affect the upcoming fall semester, which under normal circumstances would begin Aug. 24. This is the first official message from the university regarding the fall semester since it was announced that UP would not be returning to in-person instruction before summer.
Dear UP community,
Before the University of Portland went online and students went home, Friday nights were something to look forward to. When classes were done and everyone was letting out an audible sigh of relief for making it through one more week, students were always ready to relieve stress in one way or another. When it came to students 21 and over, there was one question that would start circulating as friends debated their evening plans: “Is Tim working tonight?”
As the days in quarantine stretch on, it can be quite hard to find an activity that is both enjoyable and productive. It can also be difficult to find meal options that are both healthy and easy to make. The list below has a few easy cooking options that can be made with just a few ingredients.
The circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak led to several sports’ seasons ending prematurely. Women’s basketball’s journey to the big dance after winning the WCC Championship was cut short with the cancellation of March Madness, but for spring athletes, their conference run ended before it even began.
The University of Portland officially announced that it would move online on Thursday, March 12. The decision came on the heels of swathes of universities across the nation choosing to empty their dorms, cancel their events and shuffle their students into Zoom classes. For most, school moving online was not a surprise.
Even in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, business goes on for Jim Etzel and his organization Sport Oregon, mostly as usual.