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This spring, the University of Portland Provost’s Office granted tenure to seven professors. Photos courtesy of Brennan Crowder, Natalie Nelson-Marsh and the University of Portland. Canva by Maddie Pfeifer.

Seven professors granted tenure

The University of Portland Provost’s Office has granted tenure to seven professors. Receiving tenure means that a professor now has the freedom to pursue any academic research without fear of repercussions or of losing their jobs. These professors have earned a permanent position at UP through six years of hard work and dedication.  

The Women in Business Showcase aims to inspire and motivate business women while also providing a networking opportunity. Photo courtesy of Pamplin School of Business.

Women in Business Showcase aims to inspire

Highlighting professional women in business of all industries, the Pamplin School of Business is holding the Women in Business Showcase on March 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum as part of the school’s Education Series. This event aims to offer meaningful takeaways for both students and other business women in their careers by inspiring and motivating them. Despite many events being canceled due to the novel coronavirus, this showcase will go as planned.

Sophomore computer science major Ryan Hunter wrote, directed, shot and edited "Electrified" himself.

Student creates documentary investigating electric vehicles

In 2014, Tesla’s new addition of autopilot hardware piqued Ryan Hunter-Bliss’s curiosity. Years later, still drawn by Tesla’s thrilling performance and features, he started researching for a new car. Since it was a big purchase, he wanted to make sure going electric was the move for him. Through rigorous research, it manifested something special: a passion to address common misconceptions about electric cars. 

Eliminate your usage of single-use plastic by creating your own sustainability kit including a water bottle, bamboo utensils and a reusable grocery bag.

10 ways to reduce your carbon footprint

As climate change continues to be one of the biggest pressing issues for humans, the conversation shifts from actions of the individual consumer to a need for systemic change from corporations, lawmakers and international leaders. We all have a responsibility to fight climate change together in any way possible. Whether big or small, here are some ways to reduce your carbon footprint daily.

Tessa Rodgers, Beacon reporter.

STAFF OPINION: Let's start horsin' around

“Riding isn’t a sport, the horse does all the work!” This is a commonly loathed statement among all equestrians. Typically, those who challenge horseback riding as a sport are those whose only exposure of  “riding” is from touristy trail rides. They’re on a well-broke horse taking a one hour guided ride in a single file line where they walk around in a western saddle. Most people have no clue how much effort goes into riding competitively.

With finals just around the corner, here are some tips and resources to help you finish the semester strong. Photo Illustration by Jennifer Ng.

Real study tips from Shepard Academic Resource Center

As finals week approaches, students may be feeling a little overwhelmed. For some students, they might not know where or how to start studying. The Shepard Academic Resource Center (SARC) is an accessible resource to University of Portland students for academic needs beyond the classroom. Ensure you’re prepared for your exams with these helpful study tips, provided by SARC, to help you conquer your final few weeks of the semester.

The Oregon Coast is less than three hours from Portland and can be just the getaway you need after midterms.

Nine things to do in Portland over fall break

Among the chaos of quizzes and midterms, you may have forgotten to notice the leaves changing color from green to vibrant orange or the sun setting sooner and sooner behind the trees. But after long weeks of reading textbooks and lectures, fall break is finally here. It’s the season for fuzzy hoodies, pumpkin-spiced everything, and wanting to stay in bed all day. For students staying in Portland over break, here are some ways to best utilize your time off.

HIIT instructor Brie Curran puts her game face on. Curran is one of the student workout instructors at Beauchamp.

Meet Beauchamp's student class instructors

You may not be aware that the person sitting next to you in class leads high-intensity workouts to the UP community on the side. Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center offers a variety of workout courses including Pilot Fit, yoga, HIIT, Zumba and Pilot Spin. Each one is designed and taught by a student who also juggles their courses and extracurriculars.

The annual fall dance, themed Candy Land, sold out within two short days. Photo illustration by Annika Gordon.

Candy Land sells out in record-breaking two days

Campus Program Board announced on Monday night that all 1,200 tickets to Candy Land, the annual fall dance, sold out in a record-breaking two days. Due to venue capacity and fire standards, no more tickets will be made available. 

Emma Wells and Ruby Lindgren hold up compliment cards they received from other members of Active Minds in Salzburg. Photo courtesy of Kylie Koney.

Active Minds starts chapter in Salzburg

In 2018, the year-long Salzburg Studies Abroad program started a new chapter of Active Minds with plans to expand to more programs to help the mental health of students abroad.