Jim is the CEO of Sport Oregon, a non-profit that works with Oregan companies to attract sporting events and franchises to the state. They have played a critical role in the competitive bidding process and getting Portland selected as one of four finalists to host the Women’s Basketball Final Four in 2025 or 2026. If Portland is selected, it would be the first time they have ever hosted a Final Four.
The University of Portland has canceled in-person commencement and opted for a virtual ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday night, junior Sage Taylor and sophomore Kila Ung were elected Associated Students of the University of Portland (ASUP) president and vice president, respectively, for the 2020-21 school year.
In spite of the commotion and chaos caused by the coronavirus, ASUP elections will be open on Engage from Tuesday, March 31 at 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3.
Amy Dundon-Berchtold, a key supporter and benefactor of the University of Portland died on March 16. At this time the cause of death has not been released.
Studies Abroad has canceled its program to Ireland this summer because it did not meet the minimum enrollment. This is the second program slated to run for this summer that has been canceled after the Morocco program was canceled last month.
In their final home game of the season, the Pilots lost in a nail biter to the LMU Lions 66-58, extending their losing streak to 12 games and sliding to 9-20 on the season and 1-13 against the WCC.
The Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation has canceled the Morocco study abroad trip scheduled for May because not enough students paid by the deadline.
Physical copies of The New York Times are now being offered in a rack outside of the library after the service was on hold for most of last semester.
This change is one of many new Oregon laws that took effect Jan. 1, 2020. One of the most notable laws is a ban on single-use plastic bags and a $0.05 fee on recycled paper bags.