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From NPR to Chiles: Ari Shapiro to speak at commencement for class of ‘23

Ari Shapiro, rotating host of NPR’s “All Things Considered”, will be this year’s commencement speaker for the class of ‘23. Shapiro, along with U.S. Senator in Vermont 1975-2023, Patrick J. Leahy, will be two out of the seven to receive honorary doctorates.  “Graduating seniors, most of whom started college in the fall of 2019, persevered through mask-wearing and online learning over pandemic-affected stretches of 2020 and 2021 to earn degrees and a celebratory moment on the 2023 commencement stage” an email from the University's Office of Public Affairs said.

Brie Haro grabbing a vinyl off of her wall to put it on her turntable.

STAFF OPINION: Vinyls: More than a piece of pressed plastic

Editor-in-chief, Brie Haro, is known for her vast record collection in her room and thinks that it is the best way to consume music. While noticing the resurgence in the trend to own records, she encourages others to “get that vinyl off your wall and onto a turntable.”

A student stands on top of their rolled snowball amidst nursing majors collecting snow in the quad in front of the Clark Library and Franz campus. Photo by

Another snow day ensues for the UP community

A record of 10.8 inches of snowfall has made University of Portland close campus today due to the inclement weather. Online classes will continue as scheduled and a decision about tomorrow will come at a later time.  

Ongoing and pending Title IX matters will still be worked on and the University will continue to provide support services such as accommodations, mental health services, medical services, the Employee Assistance Program and more. Photo by The Beacon

UP cuts Title IX position amidst budget shortfall 

The administration has eliminated the Title IX coordinator position in an effort to deal with the University’s $13.4 million budget deficit. Tammy Herdener, associate vice president for student development, will be acting as the interim Title IX coordinator while the program undergoes restructuring. 

International Club is hosting International night from 5:30-8:00 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Quiet Side of Commons. 

International Night is back and ready to foster community

International Night was the first on-campus event to be canceled in March of 2019 after COVID-19 forced UP to send students home. Now, the 50 year long tradition is back and fostering dialogues surrounding international experiences with a panel of students. The panel will be held on Nov. 18 from 5:30-8:00 pm at the Quiet Side of Commons.