Austin De Dios
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.
On Nov. 15, the Library received $12,720 from the Oregon Heritage Grant. This will be used to digitally archive all of The Beacon’s articles over the last eight decades. This will be both printed papers and digital articles. The Oregon Heritage Commission has given $379,785 in grants to 32 organizations this year for a variety of historical archiving, digitizing and restoration projects.
After much controversy and conversation, the University of Portland student body voted to pass the Student Activities Fee increase. A total of 1,044 students voted (27.6% of registered voters), with 52.2% in favor of the raise, according to Director of Student Activities Jeromy Koffler.
This Tuesday and Wednesday all UP students will have a chance to vote on whether to raise the Student Activities Fee from $95 to $130 — about a 37% increase.
The 2018 Annual Crime and Fire Report, released Oct. 16, shows an increase in reported sexual assault and a steady increase in drug law violations over the past few years. This report is released every year in accordance with the Clery Act, a federal law that requires all colleges and universities to compile crime information about their campuses and release it to the public. The act also requires a Daily Crime and Fire Log.
For the first time in nearly a decade, the University of Portland will have upgrades available for the Spring 2020 registration, according to Assistant Registrar Carolyn Blumenson. Students will see a new interface while registering this fall, though the process remains relatively the same.
In fact, it’s such an imperfect world, that I’m going to tell you that raising the minimum wage is actually going to make things worse. There is a surprising list of harmful economic effects caused by raising the minimum wage.
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Portland are all able to watch these impacts in real-time with access to a total of sixteen Bloomberg terminals that report on everything from stocks and bonds to general news.
Director of Public Safety Sara Westbrook’s concern for security led to an executive decision to not allow the distributor of The New York Times access to the buildings in the early morning hours, so the papers could not be delivered.
There are many paths students can take after high school. Some take the road of the student, some take the trail of the soldier. Others take both. The grimacing faces of those crawling through the dirt on River Campus are the same ones raising their hands in your classes. Weekdays for a select few will have rucksacks replaced with backpacks, rubber rifles with pen and paper, combat tactics with MLA format and the list goes on.