Former University of Portland employee Patrick Ell appeared in court today for his arraignment on a charge stemming from the Dec. 13 baseball bat assault on Associate Vice President for Student Development Matt Rygg. Through his attorney Stephen Houze, Ell plead not guilty to the assault charge he faces and agreed to have no contact with any University of Portland students.
Police documents allege that former University of Portland employee Patrick Ell used a baseball bat “with great purpose and anger” to assault Associate Vice President for Student Development Matthew Rygg Friday night.
Portland Police arrested former University of Portland employee Patrick Ell Friday night for assaulting Associate Vice President for Student Development Matthew Rygg, according to Vice President for Marketing and Communications Michael Lewellen. In a campus-wide email, Lewellen said the assault occurred off campus, and that Ell was now banned from University property and events.
A power outage from Portland General Electric (PGE) left parts of the University of Portland campus in the dark Thursday morning. According to Vice President for University Operations Jim Ravelli, a blown fuse on a power pole caused the outage.
A fire that started in the Mago Hunt scene shop on Friday evening is forcing the theater department to move the location of their upcoming play.
On Tuesday evening, students, faculty and other University of Portland community members gathered on the steps of Franz Hall for a vigil in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The future of about 700,000 undocumented immigrants — including students at the University of Portland like Lagunas — will be affected when the Supreme Court decides whether or not it was legal for President Barack Obama to create DACA without congressional approval in 2012. Oral arguments begin on Nov. 12, and a decision is expected in 2020. On Monday night, Diversity and Inclusion programming and Latinx Student Union sponsored a panel to discuss the U.S. immigration system and how the upcoming Supreme Court hearing will affect DACA.
The Chiles Center transformed into a church Wednesday morning as nearly 2,000 people gathered for the funeral Mass in memory of University of Portland freshman Owen Klinger.
No further information will be released about the cause of death of University of Portland freshman Owen Klinger by Portland Police or the Multnomah County Medical Examiner.
The Funeral Mass for University of Portland student Owen Klinger will be Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. in the Chiles Center. According to a campus-wide email from university President Fr. Mark Poorman, the Klinger family and the university invite the campus community to attend.