For some of UP’s roughly 400 undergraduate students that reside in the state of Hawaii, the conflict at Mauna Kea is complex and polarizing. After nearly 130 days, the protests are still going and, according to a Hawaii News Now article, the cost of government agencies’ responses has surpassed $10 million.
Many Physical Plant workers, a truck hauling a trailer and a lot of coordination were needed last Thursday when the University of Portland installed a Grotto in the Marian Garden located next to the Bell Tower and the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. It came to fruition after nearly a year of planning and work. There will be a blessing and dedication of the Grotto following the 8 p.m. Mass on Nov. 24.
With study abroad applications closing on Nov. 15, The Beacon talked with four students about the positive and negative experiences they had while studying abroad. UP offers 11 semester and summer programs and one year-long program for a total of 23 programs in cities like Galway, London, Granada, Quito and Tokyo to name a few.
In their season finale, the Pilots fell in a hard-fought battle to the University of San Diego 1-0, ending the season at 6-6-5 overall and 2-4-3 in the WCC, most likely missing the cut for the NCAA Tournament.
I can only speak to my own experiences, but I find myself being less distracted by my surroundings when I listen to an audiobook than when I read. When I read, especially for a class, I need a quiet environment, my phone in my backpack, nothing in front of me and no one in my immediate vicinity. Audiobooks allow me to experience the joy of reading even when circumstances are less than ideal.
Most students never take the time to look around their professor's offices. Despite the countless visits for office hours, the personal objects strewn about often go unnoticed. At the University of Portland, dozens of offices showcase a professor’s unique experiences and passions. From art pieces to 3-D printers to books, every office is different. The Beacon talked with four professors about their offices, highlighting their unique interests.
This year, the Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation is launching a new summer 2020 study abroad program in Morocco.
Five new hall directors joined the UP community this semester in Kenna, Mehling, Corrado, Christie and Villa Maria as new leaders to their dorms. A few weeks into the semester, Shaylene Smith, Sarah Hill, Brenagh Sanford, Ian Robins and Derek Block have all been settling into their new roles.