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Jim Etzel has helped lead the charge to bring the NCAA Women's Final Four to Portland. Photo courtesy of Jim Etzel.

Jim Etzel pushes forward with Women's Final Four bid for Portland

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.

Studies Abroad canceled the program to Ireland this summer due to low enrollment. Photo illustration by Jennifer Ng.

Ireland summer program canceled after low enrollment

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.