Austin De Dios


The effects of COVID-19 is forcing the School of Nursing to cancel some of their summer clinical courses. Junior nursing majors will now graduate in August 2021 instead of May 2021.

Graduation date pushed back for junior nursing majors

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.

ASUP passed a bill that allows unspent club funds to carry over into the fall semester. Photo illustration by Brennan Crowder.

Club funds to carry over into fall semester

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. 

Officials in protective gear disinfect a building in Seoul amid the spread of the new coronavirus. Due to concerns about the virus, UP's E-Scholars group canceled its Spring Break trip to South Korea and is going to New Zealand instead. (Kyodo via AP Images) 

E-Scholars change travel plans amid coronavirus concerns

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, the University of Portland’s Entrepreneur Scholars program will be changing its international business trip for this spring. Originally, students in the program were going to go to South Korea and Japan, but due to the growing risk COVID-19 poses in those countries, UP has decided to send the E-Scholars to Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand instead. 

A stone bench and a Japanese Maple tree outside Christie Hall commemorate the life of Owen Klinger.

Owen Klinger honored with new memorial next to Christie Hall

A small group of Klinger’s family, friends, neighbors and others came to see the blessing of a stone bench and Coral Bark Japanese Maple tree. The tree and bench were put next to Christie Hall where Klinger lived during his time at UP. 

DiPaulo's first act as editor-in-chief was appointing news reporter Austin De Dios as news and managing editor for next year.

STAFF OPINION: When recession comes again, we're in trouble.

If the storm of recession is in the forecast, we are not without an umbrella. There are things we can do to be prepared. A very common recommendation, no matter how the economy is doing, is to have three months of expenses in savings. It’s clear that this might not be feasible for everyone, so another good guideline is to take around 20% of a paycheck and put it into savings if you can.

A new feature on the UP mobile app nicknamed the "Campus Wall" was flooded with posts after it was added to the app. Photo illustration by Molly Lowney.

New Student Feed section added to UP mobile app

From memes to the adventures of a lost jar of pickles, the new Student Feed section of the University of Portland mobile app became the host for all kinds of posts and conversations in the days since its release on Feb. 4. The Associated Students of University of Portland (ASUP) asked the developers to activate this part of the app nicknamed the “Campus Wall.”

According to the Health Center, cold and flu season should be a bigger concern for UP students than the Coronavirus. Photo illustration by Lisa Erenstein.

Cold and flu season poses bigger risk than Coronavirus

The fast-spreading Coronavirus has caused worldwide concern, but University of Portland students should not be worried, according to UP Nurse Practitioner Kaylin Soldat.  The fact that it is cold and flu season poses more of a risk according to Soldat. Despite this, the Health and Counseling Center will be doing precautionary screenings in response to the concern the virus has caused. 

On Dec. 31, almost 21 years after the start of her career, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler appointed UP alum Jami Resch as the 49th Portland police chief. Photo courtesy of Portland Police.

Pilot to police chief: UP alum rises through the ranks

On Dec. 31, almost 21 years after the start of her career, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler appointed Resch as the 49th Portland police chief. Resch replaced former Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, who was recently named police chief in Philadelphia. 

Buildings across campus will be restricted to ID access only during certain hours of the day in accordance to campus-wide safety and security updates. Photo Illustration by Brennan Crowder.

UP tightens security as 'P-Safe' gets new name

Students were greeted after the winter break with rain, reunions with friends, and a campus-wide email from Vice President for Marketing and Communications Michael Lewellen outlining new building security policies. The new conditions made ID card access required after 5 p.m. in most buildings on campus.