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University of Portland donates medical supplies to Providence

The University Operations department at the University of Portland donated medical supplies last Wednesday to Providence Health and Services in the Portland area. With the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, hospitals across Oregon are struggling to find the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect medical workers. 

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, most St. Patrick's Day festivities around the country have been cancelled. The Beacon advises celebrating the holiday while still respecting social distance.

How to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in isolation

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. 

Senior Courtney Warta puts a spin on green fashion by selling second-hand clothing on Poshmark.

Bringing home the bacon: Student side hustles

College jobs don’t always have to be filing and scanning in a dingy office for hours on end. Many students find ways to make an income that’s not the traditional 9-5 and enjoy themselves while they’re at it. Three students shared their “side-hustles” with The Beacon. 

Concordia University students, who recently found out their school is shutting down at the end of the semester, have been reaching out to UP admissions inquiring about transferring. Photo Illustration by Lisa Erenstein.

Admissions receiving high amounts of calls from Concordia University students

University of Portland’s office of admissions has been receiving a high amount of inquiries from Concordia University students, who recently found out their school is shutting down at the end of the semester. There may be opportunities at UP for them, unless they want to transfer to the nursing school. 

Accounting professor Ellen Lippman was deeply moved by "With G-d at My Side" written by Menachem Taiblum and Cyndie Meyer.

Professors' favorite reads: Survival and adaptation

In the last installment of a four-part series, The Beacon spoke to professors about the books that impacted them most. Last time, The Beacon spoke to professors Patrick Hannon and Cara Poor about ultra running and civil rights.  The final installment features professors Ellen Lippman and Blair Woodard. 

English professor Fr. Patrick Hannon's favorite book after the Bible is "The Complete Stories" by Flannery O'Connor.

Professors' favorite reads: Ultra-running and civil rights

As part of a four-part series, The Beacon spoke to professors about the books that impacted them most. Last time, The Beacon spoke to professors Jen McDaneld and Matthew Warshawsky about feminism and satire.  Part three features professors Patrick Hannon and Cara Poor. 

English professor Jen McDaneld's favorite book is "A Room of One's Own" by Virginia Woolf. "A Room of One's Own" is a nonfiction text about the space for women within the sphere of male-dominated literature.

Professors' favorite reads: Feminism and satire

As part of a four-part series, The Beacon spoke to professors about the books that impacted them most. Last time, The Beacon spoke to professors Simon Aihiokhai and Wilfred Wu about philosophy and comics books.  Part two features professors Jen McDaneld and Matthew Warshawsky. 

University of Portland's Vietnamese Student Association leads a Diversity Dialogues event on cultural appropriation.

Vietnamese Student Association sheds light on appreciation vs appropriation

On Tuesday night, the smell of bánh mì sandwiches filled the Terrace room of The Commons along with students, faculty and staff members eager to discuss cultural appropriation. VSA partnered with Diversity and Inclusion Programs to present the discussion and workshop, as part of Diversity Dialogues. The presenters shared their definitions of cultural appropriation and different examples, and how this is present at UP in different areas like food served on campus. 

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