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The University of Portland Provost’s Office has granted tenure to seven professors. Receiving tenure means that a professor now has the freedom to pursue any academic research without fear of repercussions or of losing their jobs. These professors have earned a permanent position at UP through six years of hard work and dedication.
A “loved one” of a University of Portland employee who works in Waldschmidt may have been exposed to COVID-19, according to University President Fr. Mark Poorman. He made the announcement via an email sent to all faculty and staff shortly before 10 a.m. when he also called for the University to move to “essential personnel status” across all of campus which means most UP employees will work remotely.
To many Americans, Saint Patrick’s day is the only day of the year they can wear the one green shirt they own from the back of their closet. This year, it can also be an excuse to drink beer on a Tuesday. Though Saint Patrick’s day can seem like it just honors Ireland, it is actually also a way to recognize Irish immigration and, more specifically, Irish Americans.
As students rush to move out of their dorms and adjust to online learning, The Beacon has compiled a list of resources including storage space, grocery shopping and more for students adjusting to remote learning.
When Tori Dunlap was busy building her community while living in Shipstad, studying with her fellow E-Scholar peers, or in a theater production at the University of Portland, she had no idea what successes were to come. However, professors knew that Dunlap was not quite like your typical college student who sat in the back and took notes, she sat front and center.
Students living on campus have to leave their residence halls by Tuesday, March 17 unless they have a specific reason that receives approval, according to an email sent to all resident students from Director of Residence Life Andrew Weingarten. The email comes after University President Fr. Mark Poorman’s announcement that the school was suspending in-person classes.
The University of Portland Athletics announced Thursday evening that all athletics activities for the spring semester are canceled. The decision — which was made in consultation with local health authorities, the West Coast Conference and the NCAA — comes amid concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The OSAA 6A tournament has been canceled after previously being set to continue without spectators. This comes after Governor Kate Brown announced a ban on gatherings of 250 people or more on Wednesday morning.
The NCAA canceled the upcoming 2020 men’s and women’s basketball tournament as well as all remaining winter and spring championships Thursday afternoon over concerns of the spreading of the novel coronavirus. It will be the first time since the tournament’s inception in 1939 that it has been canceled.
The University of Portland has announced that all in-person classes will move online starting March 18. The Beacon will be posting updates surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak here.
After Governor Kate Brown announced a ban on gatherings of 250 or more people Wednesday night due to growing concern about the new coronavirus, the OSAA announced that their basketball state championships — including the 6A tournament being held at the University of Portland — will continue without spectators.
University President Fr. Mark Poorman announced Thursday morning that the school would be suspending all face-to-face classes starting March 16. There will be no classes Monday, March 16 or Tuesday, March 17 to allow faculty time to prepare for online instruction. Starting March 18, all courses will be held online until further notice.
On Wednesday night, the Associated Students of the University of Portland (ASUP) posted a news release calling out the University administration for a lack of transparency amid the novel coronavirus crisis.
Despite growing concerns surrounding the spread of the novel coronavirus, the University of Portland will still host the 2020 OSAA 6A Basketball State Championships from Wednesday, March 11 through Saturday, March 14 at the Chiles Center. The event draws thousands of people every year, with attendance in 2017’s event being 25,668 people.
Highlighting professional women in business of all industries, the Pamplin School of Business is holding the Women in Business Showcase on March 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum as part of the school’s Education Series. This event aims to offer meaningful takeaways for both students and other business women in their careers by inspiring and motivating them. Despite many events being canceled due to the novel coronavirus, this showcase will go as planned.
In a gritty, overtime thriller, the University of Portland Pilots defeated the San Diego Toreros 64-63 in the West Coast Conference championship to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. It’s their first trip to the NCAA tournament since 1997 and their first WCC title since 1994.
The Beacon will be posting updates regarding COVID-19 on this page. Updates will include information pertinent to the University of Portland community.
Portland Pilots guard Haylee Andrews received one of the best birthday gifts she could ask for as she hit the game-winning floater to take down the top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in the West Coast Conference Tournament Semifinals 70-69.
Oregon Health Authority releases new guidelines for Oregon schools and universities
As the calendar turns to March and the madness begins in the world of NCAA basketball, it is time to take a look at where the Pilots stand amongst its West Coast Conference rivals. Both the men’s and women’s teams have competed all year to put themselves in position for the WCC conference tournament this year in Las Vegas March 5 through March 10.