What does it mean that all the major decisions for our university are made by white men? It means that the speech at the Wallys was not a blip or an outlier. It means that when Poorman sat and did nothing as a student made women feel unsafe, it felt reminiscent of the lack of effort and the ignorance towards sexual violence that Poorman has perpetuated during his presidency. The inaction was not an isolated incident, it reflects what Poorman values as a president.
Both men and women's soccer teams have released statements responding to the Wally Awards Sunday night, during which the emcee gave an offensive speech that marred the event for many attendees.
University of Portland President Fr. Mark Poorman apologized to students, parents, regents, faculty and staff Tuesday night, in response to accounts of a racially and sexually insensitive speech given during Sunday's Wally Awards. Poorman has been widely criticized for sitting in the front of the room and not intervening. Many said his initial statement did not go far enough.
Tennis player Goutham Sundaram, the controversial emcee of Sunday night's athlete banquet known as the Wally Awards, has been removed from the tennis roster.
The end of this school year will mark six years since Leykam took over the athletic director role from Larry Williams, who resigned to become athletic director at Marquette University. Right as he stepped on The Bluff, Leykam signed an eight-year agreement with Nike. In the last two years, he’s brought on former Trail Blazer Terry Porter as head men’s basketball coach, long-time coach and top recruiter Nick Carlin-Voigt as head coach of men’s soccer, and just recently, Olympic medalist Michelle French as head coach of women’s soccer. Reporter Jamison White contributed to the reporting of this story.
University of Portland’s tuition will go up 4.3 percent next year, bringing the annual cost of attendance to $45,562.
Herbert A. Medina has been hired as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), effective July 1, according to University of Portland President Fr. Mark Poorman.
Mack’s Market will be extending its weekend hours after students return from break. The market inside the Pilot House will now be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The weekday hours will not change.
The University of Portland has begun construction on a 35-acre property along the Willamette River, newly named “Franz Campus”, according to a news release sent out by the University of Portland last week.
The University of Portland will close at 2:20 p.m. today due to snowfall, according to an email sent out by Vice President for University Operations Jim Ravelli.