University implements money saving strategies in response to COVID-19
The University of Portland is implementing “belt-tightening strategies” to limit discretionary spending in response to potential financial repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brian Fabien named new Dean of the Shiley School of Engineering
Brian C. Fabien has been appointed the new Dean of the Shiley School of Engineering. University President Fr. Mark Poorman made the announcement in an email sent to students, faculty and staff Monday morning.
Everything you've been wondering since classes went online
In the midst of uncertainty and adjustment for students, The Beacon has compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for University of Portland students who are learning to navigate remote learning and adjusting to life away from campus.
University of Portland put on essential personnel status after possible COVID-19 exposure to employee’s loved one
A “loved one” of a University of Portland employee who works in Waldschmidt may have been exposed to COVID-19 according to University President Fr. Mark Poorman. He made the announcement via an email sent to all faculty and staff shortly before 10 a.m. when he also called for the University to move to “essential personnel status” across all of campus which means most UP employees will work remotely.
Your campus is shutting down. Now what?
As students rush to move out of their dorms and adjust to online learning, The Beacon has compiled a list of resources including storage space, grocery shopping and more for students adjusting to remote learning.
Office of Residence Life closes down residence halls
Students living on campus have to leave their residence halls by Tuesday, March 17 unless they have a specific reason that receives approval, according to an email sent to all resident students from Director of Residence Life Andrew Weingarten. The email comes after University President Fr. Mark Poorman’s announcement that the school was suspending in-person classes.
COVID-19 Updates: What we know
The University of Portland has announced that all in-person classes will move online starting March 18. The Beacon will be posting updates surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak here.
University suspends on-campus classes
University President Fr. Mark Poorman announced Thursday morning that the school would be suspending all face-to-face classes starting March 16. There will be no classes Monday, March 16 or Tuesday, March 17 to allow faculty time to prepare for online instruction. Starting March 18, all courses will be held online until further notice.
ASUP criticizes administration for lack of communication on COVID-19
On Wednesday night, the Associated Students of the University of Portland (ASUP) posted a news release calling out the University administration for a lack of transparency amid the novel coronavirus crisis.
COVID-19 UPDATES: Click here for the latest
The Beacon will be posting updates regarding COVID-19 on this page. Updates will include information pertinent to the University of Portland community.