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As classes have moved online and communities have shut down, you might have found it difficult to keep busy while under quarantine. No fear, for The Beacon staff is here. We have shared how we have been trying to keep sane and have recommendations ranging from shows to crafts.
Brian C. Fabien has been appointed the new Dean of the Shiley School of Engineering. University President Fr. Mark Poorman made the announcement in an email sent to students, faculty and staff Monday morning.
In spite of the commotion and chaos caused by the coronavirus, ASUP elections will be open on Engage from Tuesday, March 31 at 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3.
For students struggling with their mental health during these uncertain and changing times, there are still resources available to help. Active Minds is hosting virtual meetings every Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) via Zoom, and the Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is still offering appointments over the phone at 503-943-7134. They are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST.
The University Operations department at the University of Portland donated medical supplies last Wednesday to Providence Health and Services in the Portland area. With the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, hospitals across Oregon are struggling to find the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect medical workers.
Two weeks ago, you were surrounded by a hub of social activity. In either a dorm or a house, you lived with one or more of your closest friends. You walked past your peers every morning on your way to classes filled with 30 or more other students. Now suddenly, your only social interaction may be scrolling through your Instagram feed to see “until tomorrow,” “see 10 do 10” or “see a pup send a pup.”
University of Portland students living in the dorms faced a devastating reality on Thursday, March 12 when they were told they had to leave campus unless their application to stay was approved by Residence Life. Of the 501 applications submitted, 333 were approved, according to Director of Residence Life Andrew Weingarten.
Junior nursing majors will not be able to graduate in May of 2021 due to complications caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Their expected graduation date has been pushed to August of the same year. The news was sent in an email on March 27 from the Dean of the School of Nursing Casey Shillam.
University of Portland freshman guard Chase Adams announced on Friday that he is self-quarantining in his home in Chicago after his grandmother tested positive for COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 pandemic brings the University of Portland and the world to a grinding halt, the Associated Students of University of Portland (ASUP) passed a bill allowing all current club and organization funds to carry into the fall semester of 2020.
Full-time undergraduate tuition is increasing from $47,478 to $49,424 for the 2020-21 academic year, a 4.1% increase. Room and board costs are going up an average of 3.7%. For a student living on campus with Meal Plan One, the increases bring the total cost of attendance to $63,272 a year, a $2,448 increase over the current academic year.
As many people find themselves stuck inside their homes due to COVID-19, there’s plenty of time to read the news, whether good, bad or terrifying. Headlines scream to wash your hands and practice social distancing, but a global pandemic brings many more questions and concerns to mind. What is this disease? What is causing all of this? Are these safety measures necessary? How did this even happen?
On a typical Thursday or Saturday in the winter, Cheer Club gets ready to support the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the University of Portland. The team arrives at the Chiles Center an hour before game-time and claims their seats in the bleachers. Everyone gets in formation and waits for the tip-off.
Amy Dundon-Berchtold, a key supporter and benefactor of the University of Portland died on March 16. At this time the cause of death has not been released.
In the midst of uncertainty and adjustment for students, The Beacon has compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for University of Portland students who are learning to navigate remote learning and adjusting to life away from campus.
Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of the many strong women who helped build the world as we know it today. Formerly known as Women’s History Week, it was upgraded in 1987 thanks to the lobbying efforts of feminists seeking equity in the school systems.
Last week had started with so many glorious, big moments. The University of Portland women’s basketball team beat the top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs on a floater from sophomore guard Haylee Andrews on Monday. They won the West Coast Conference Championship on Tuesday in overtime against the San Diego Toreros to clinch an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1997. They returned to campus by Wednesday a team that typified what ‘March Madness’ is all about.
In the midst of the novel coronavirus spreading across the country, many students might not be able to physically attend Mass or practice their faith in traditional manners for several reasons, such as mandated cancelations or health concerns in public spaces. Luckily for students, Campus Ministry at the University of Portland is determined to continue serving and supporting students, many of whom have left the city, state or even the country.
UP is moving its graduation ceremony online due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement came on Friday afternoon from University President Fr. Mark Poorman in an email to all students, faculty, staff and parents. The ceremony was originally to take place in the Chiles Center on May 3.
We have all seen it before. You walk along your merry way and see countless people with their water bottles layered in copious numbers of stickers, making the actual color of the water bottle hardly visible. Behind the sound of the tip-tapping of fingers flying, typing notes and papers on keyboards, is the image of a completely sticker-covered laptop. With all the opportunities for self-expression stickers make available to us, even refrigerators can gain opinions and personalities.