ASUP donates $375,000 to fund the new Welcome and Engagement Center
The Associated Students of the University of Portland (ASUP) has decided to pull $375,000 out of the quasi endowment fund to donate to the new Welcome and Engagement Center that is a part of the 2027 strategic plan. The donation will be given in increments: $125,000 a year for the next three years. This project will be fully funded through fundraisers, with ASUP being the first to donate. “It’s always been in the back of the ASUP president’s mind to use this quasi endowment for a student center,” ASUP President, Emma Fuller said. “But we’ve never had a strategic plan that had it in there — and we’ve never had a president that actually wanted to pursue it.”
UP elongates campus closure due to hazardous road conditions
After the heavy snowfall that came to Portland this Wednesday, the University remains closed throughout the weekend due to hazardous road conditions. The Beacon compiled a list of what's open to Pilots on campus.
Letter from the Editors: ASUP can’t advocate for a silent student body
With the deadline for ASUP applications closing this Friday Feb. 24, The Beacon recognizes the importance of keeping the government — even at a micro-level — accountable for their responsibilities. In the letter, the editors have a call for both ASUP and the student body.