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After serving as University of Portland vice president for over 10 years, John Goldrick, who has worked in various fields and locations all over the world, decided it was time to come back to UP. Today, he can be found preparing sandwiches in The Bauccio Commons. His impact on the UP community was, and still is, just as meaningful for him as it was for those around him.
Welcome back, Pilots! Well, we’re all finally back on campus and trudging our way to classes in the cold and rain (with a little snow!). If you did your break right, you probably spent most of it disassociating yourself as much as possible from whatever was happening on The Bluff, treating yourself to Santa cookies, hot cocoa and cheesy Netflix Christmas movies (I highly recommend “A Christmas Prince”).
Students interested in writing or visual arts have a unique opportunity to have their work published in Writers Magazine, a student-run publication from the University of Portland’s English department. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 16 and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday, Jan. 20, University of Portland students, faculty, staff, as well as members of the greater Portland community, flooded into the Buckley Center Auditorium to hear the Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote speaker, Walidah Imarisha and to listen to the music of UP alum Julianne Johnson ‘83.
I considered myself a reasonably informed person. I thought I was fairly aware of social injustices and systems of oppression in the United States. And of course, I wasn’t born here and learned English as a second language, an identity that’s given me lots of insights others may lack. So, why did I feel confused and uncomfortable during the 2018 Diversity Dialogues Keynote when Prisca Dorcas, founder of Latina Rebels, spoke about racism, colonialism and oppression?
When you walk into men’s soccer head coach Nick Carlin-Voigt’s office, two things immediately stand out. They’re both the Major League Soccer jerseys of former Portland Pilots Benji Michel and Kris Reaves.
This Pilot in the Spotlight goes to the freshman forward Alex Fowler, who has twice been named West Coast Conference Player of the Week for women's basketball, earning the honor on Nov. 25 and also Jan. 20. She is the second Pilot from Australia to receive this honor in the 2019-2020 season so far as the team is 11-7 overall and 4-3 in conference play.
Starting Monday, the University of Portland will be hosting Diversity Dialogues, a series of events happening on campus from Jan. 20 to Jan. 31 intended to spark discussion of diversity on campus. A variety of talks, discussions and demonstrations will be hosted from clubs and organizations across campus, including First Generation Club, Vietnamese Student Union, Filipino American Student Association, along with others.
The University of Portland Pilots fell 77-67 to the University of San Diego Toreros on Saturday, falling to 9-11 on the year. They’re now 1-4 in West Coast Conference play, extending their losing streak to three games.
Two former Portland Trail Blazer guards met as coaches when the University of Portland Pilots’ men's basketball team hosted the University of Pacific Tigers on Thursday night. The Tigers, coached by Damon Stoudamire, who played seven seasons for the Blazers between 1998 and 2004, pushed passed the Terry Porter-led Pilots by a score of 65-55.
University of Portland Athletics announced on Wednesday that former assistant volleyball coach Megan Burton has been promoted to the head coaching position for the Pilots. This comes a year after Burton was brought on by former head coach Jeff Baxter as part of his staff.
For the first time at the University of Portland, classes will be canceled on Jan. 20 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Moreau Center and the Office of Student Activities have organized a “Day On,” instead of an extra day off. They have planned service opportunities in the morning and a keynote speaker in the afternoon to carry on Martin Luther King’s legacy and vision of a just world. UP students, staff members and professors now have the opportunity to fully celebrate the day.
Former University of Portland employee Patrick Ell appeared in court today for his arraignment on a charge stemming from the Dec. 13 baseball bat assault on Associate Vice President for Student Development Matt Rygg. Through his attorney Stephen Houze, Ell plead not guilty to the assault charge he faces and agreed to have no contact with current University of Portland students.
Police documents allege that former University of Portland employee Patrick Ell used a baseball bat “with great purpose and anger” to assault Associate Vice President for Student Development Matthew Rygg Friday night.
Portland Police arrested former University of Portland employee Patrick Ell Friday night for assaulting Associate Vice President for Student Development Matthew Rygg, according to Vice President for Marketing and Communications Michael Lewellen. In a campus-wide email, Lewellen said the assault occurred off campus, and that Ell was now banned from University property and events.
A power outage from Portland General Electric (PGE) left parts of the University of Portland campus in the dark Thursday morning. According to Vice President for University Operations Jim Ravelli, a blown fuse on a power pole caused the outage.
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A group of sophomores trying to start a men's fraternity off campus have canceled their plans after learning the university would sanction them through the student conduct process if they proceeded.
The 2020 ASUP Spring Budget is now complete. ASUP’s Financial Management Board (consisting of diverse perspectives on campus with expertise in finance, accounting, economics and past budget development experience) as well as I, the director of finance, were tasked with creating a fair and equitable budget, aimed at emphasizing student-run organizations, while supplementing individual student experiences here at UP.
In today’s world, it can seem like the negative far outweighs the positive. It seems like people are more divided than ever, especially in a time when two main political parties seem angrily divided, views can turn people against each other. It seems today people who have differing views about major issues turn to arguing instead of explaining. This heightened sense of awareness has lead people to draw certain lines in the sand deeming certain topics unacceptable, which in turn leads to arguments about what is and what is not okay to say or do.