Madison Pfeifer

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Madison Pfeifer is the News and Managing Editor for The Beacon. She is a communication studies major and Spanish minor. Originally from Happy Valley, Oregon, Maddie will graduate in the Spring of 2020.

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(Left to right) Sophomore Daniel Lagunas, Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion Programming Yuri Hernández Osorio, and political science professors Anne Santiago and Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi provided different perspectives on the topic of immigration at the DACA Panel.

University of Portland DACA students await Supreme Court decision

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.

Owen Klinger went missing on Oct. 6. His body was recovered in the Willamette River on Oct. 20. Photo courtesy of the Klinger family.

Funeral Mass for Owen Klinger to be held at Chiles Center

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.

A Mass will be held tomorrow at 12:05 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher for University of Portland student Owen Klinger. Photo courtesy of the Klinger family.

Mass scheduled for Owen Klinger

A Mass will be held tomorrow at 12:05 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher for University of Portland student Owen Klinger who is believed to be dead. According to a campus-wide email from university President Fr. Mark Poorman, the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office will issue a statement confirming Owen’s death.

Members of Owen Klinger's workshop group unite their candles.

Hundreds gather at vigil for missing student

Hundreds of people filled Chapel of Christ the Teacher Thursday night during a prayer vigil for missing University of Portland student Owen Klinger. Klinger has been missing since 7:30 p.m. Sunday when he was last seen leaving Christie Hall, his dorm. His whereabouts are still unknown.

Owen Klinger's family and friends have been putting up flyers around the Portland area. Klinger has been missing since Sunday night.

Missing student's parents to attend campus vigil

A candlelight vigil will be held in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher for missing student Owen Klinger on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 p.m. According to a campus-wide email from Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. John Donato, Klinger’s parents plan to attend the vigil and all UP community members are invited to go.

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