Mysterious Portland State Donor Left Long, Visible Trail Here

Here are John Michael Fitzpatrick's previous appearances in WW


Last week, The Oregonian reported the jaw-dropping story of a mystery donor, John Michael Fitzpatrick, who promised a $100 million gift to Portland State University but failed to deliver. The university lined up Gov. Kate Brown, Mayor Charlie Hales and other dignitaries for an Aug. 18 press conference where PSU President Wim Wiewel was supposed to announce the gift, which would ...   More
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Coby Hutzler

Sucks To Be KPSU

New budget cuts hit Portland State University's student-run radio station, continuing its "slow slide into irrelevancy."


At a time when local community radio is beginning to thrive, the influence of college radio in Portland continues to shrink, particularly where KPSU is concerned. Last week, Portland State University's campus radio station had its budget for the upcoming academic term slashed by almost 40 percent, removing two paid staff positions and leaving little money to put on events.   It's ...   More
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Voices 2014: Space Travel Can Be For Everyone

Cameron Smith, archaeologist and anthropology professor at Portland State University

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By day, Cameron Smith teaches anthropology at Portland State University—digging fossils in Africa, launching solo voyages in the Arctic or sailing primitive vessels in the open ocean. By night,    More
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Nohad Toulan, PSU's Urban Planner, Dies in Uruguay


Dr. Nohad Toulan—a leading figure in Portland's urban planning and Islamic worlds—died Monday with his wife, Dirce, after a car wreck in Uruguay.Toulan was the founder and retired director of Portland State University's College of Urban and Public Affairs, a portion of which now bears his name. He taught city planning at PSU for 30 years, and helped draft Portland's celebrated Urban Growth Boundary. ...   More
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 AARON MESH

Murmurs: Pssst. Exxon Also Wants Our Water. Pass It On.

The initiative campaign to wrest control of Portland’s water and sewer bureaus away from City Hall is now living under the shadow of Big Chocolate. The Oregon Elections Division has received a compl   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Kitzhaber's September Appointment List: Good News for Portland State University


When lawmakers convene in Salem in mid-September for their quarterly house-keeping session, one of the tasks on the agenda will be to consider Gov. John Kitzhaber's latest round of appointments to various boards and commissions.The Senate will consider a three-page list of names, and for the first time after the passage of Kitzhaber's education reforms, will get a chance to approve independent boards ...   More
Thursday, August 29, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland State University Named As a Top 25 "LGBT Friendly" School

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Portland State University is one of the Top 25 "LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities,” according to the Huffington Post. The study was done by Campus Pride, a national organization working to make campuses more inclusive. The survey includes such criteria as LGBT Academic Life, LGBT Counseling and Health and LGBT Policy Inclusion.“Campus Pride intends for the the index questionnaire to be more ...   More
Thursday, August 22, 2013 EMILY SCHIOLA

Janitorial Mess

Portland State University awarded a sole-source contract to a troubled company.

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Portland State University signed a $1.5 million no-bid contract earlier this year with a company for janitorial work in its dorms. But WW has learned the company, Diversified Abilities Inc., h   More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Overlooked Hotel

Portland State University faces allegations of kickbacks and cronyism at its hotel.

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Workers at a downtown hotel owned and operated by Portland State University say they have faced extortion, lost wages to ghost employees and had their tips stolen by supervisors. IMAGE: Kurt Arm   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ex-PSU Exec Mike Burton Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charge:Updated


Mike Burton, a former long-time public official who most recently served as vice-provost at Portland State University, pleaded guilty today to a charge of official misconduct in Multnomah County Court. Burton, 70, agreed to make restitution of $4,503 for a personal 11-day European trip he took at university expense last year. He will serve 18 months probation and carry out community service. As WW ...   More
Monday, May 14, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS


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