At Portland’s Catholic University, Students Challenge President on Gay Rights


Arts & Books
When the University of Portland president gives his annual fireside chat he's looking for conversation, not controversy. But when president Fr. William Beauchamp spoke on Monday, Feb. 18, he—perhaps accidentally—ignited a gay rights fight on the Catholic campus.I'm a senior at UP, and this is the most charged I've ever seen campus.The battle centers on UP’s nondiscrimination policy, which does ...   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 ENID SPITZ

University of Portland's Spy Dies

Who is the most famous alumni from the University of Portland?  It could be one of the many world class soccer stars that have played on the pitch at the North Portland Roman Catholic University. Others might argue that it's the late film and stage actor Paul Winfield.  Our pick, however, is Edwin Wilson, one of the most fascinating operatives for the CIA, ever. (His idea of a quiet retirement ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It's a River Par-tay: University of Portland Willamette River Fest April 15

Ah, the mighty Willamette, lifeblood of Oregon. Who can bike along its banks in the height of summer without thinking of its beauty, its likely it is that a stray splash will cause a rash, or perhaps a more permanent skin condition... We have a vested interest in maintaining the welfare of this river. That's why the University of Portland's Ecology Club, crew team, and others will ...   More
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Adrienne So

JUICY SUITS: Sex Discrimination Alleged at the University of Portland

The University of Portland apparently missed the memo that men and women should be paid the same now that we're in the 21st century, according to a civil-rights lawsuit against the Catholic school. Mary Allender, an economics and statistics professor at U.P.'s Pamplin School of Business, claims in the lawsuit she makes $10,000-$20,000 a year less than her male counterparts. Allender's lawsuit ...   More
Friday, May 22, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Can’t Buy Plastic Water Bottles at University of Portland Anymore

Remember the good old days when you could buy plastic water bottles on campus? Well, no more at University of Portland starting on Feb. 1. UP will join about 20 schools “not selling or using” disposable plastic water bottles, with school officials saying it's all part of being a good environmental steward. Joe Kuffner, a UP spokesman, was quick to point out that plastic water ...   More
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Ari Phillips

Naming Contest For Troubled Oregon Ducks Football Team

Jack Bogdanski got the ball rolling last night with his proposed "Jail Ducks" name for the Oregon Ducks football team. The Pac-10 champion Ducks have made it hard lately for fans of their on-the-field performance to avoid fearing we're headed toward an all-encompassing "Jail Blazers" conclusion for the players' mounting number of off-the-field legal run-ins. (We're not the only ones who are ...   More
Friday, February 19, 2010 HANK STERN


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