Why In Other Words is Asking For Donations

In Other Words is asking its supporters for up to $10,000 a month so it can stay in business as a feminist book store and community center. The shop lost the source of nearly half its income earlier this year—selling textbooks to Portland State University students for PSU's gender studies program. Many independent bookstores are facing a similar dilemma, thanks to a change in federal law ...   More
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

Portlanders Sound Off on Joint Terrorism Task Force at Town Hall Meeting

Portland City Council held its "good ol' fashioned town hall" meeting, as Mayor Sam Adams put it, last night to discuss the possibility of Portland renewing its membership with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. "Tonight is not about making decisions," Adams said. "Tonight is about making sure we're asking the right questions." The discussion whether to rejoin was prompted by the alleged ...   More
Friday, January 14, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

A First Lady Comes to PSU Award Ceremony Tonight

No, not the current one with her occasionally biceps-obsessed press corps. Instead, it's former First Lady Rosalynn Carter who will be the featured speaker tonight at the 10th anniversary of PSU's Simon Benson awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center. And for those who may think no First Lady before Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton faced controversy as a presidential spouse, here is ...   More
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 HANK STERN

Is Jerry Glanville Still Too Legit to Quit?

[youtube Cdk1gwWH-Cg] Twas a time when Portland State University football coach Jerry Glanville was such a big national name that he got picked for a cameo in this 1991 Hammer video along with some of that era's sports stars. With a hat tip to Deadspin, here's a blog that measures all those sports figures' "legitness" 18 years later. Mild surprise that Glanville, who in 1991 coached the Atlanta ...   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 HANK STERN

PSU Students Vote For A Green Fee

Portland State University students passed a referendum this week that creates a $5 per student "green fee" per term. PSU plans to use money raised by the fee, which was approved by 72 percent of students who voted, as follows: —Subsidizing three-month TriMet flex passes for students. PSU hopes to eventually require all students to have a bus pass. —Creating a special sustainability ...   More
Thursday, May 14, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

Jerry Glanville Is Done At Portland State

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 HANK STERN

Bizarre: PSU Professor Suspended after Accusing Student of FBI Ties

There's a truly bizarre story in today's issue of the Daily Vanguard, the student newspaper at Portland State University. The paper reports (PDF) that a well-respected economics professor has been suspended after accusing a member of the student government of being an FBI informant. The student's attorney, Portland civil-rights lawyer Elden Rosenthal, declined to comment on the record when ...   More
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Another War Anniversary, Another Anti-War Rally

The seventh anniversary of the Iraq War becomes a sad fact this Saturday. Here's how some people who are pissed off about that fact plan to mark that date this March 20 in Portland: What: Rally and March to End the Wars When: Saturday, March 20th 11:00 am at PSU, Noon at Terry Schrunk Plaza Where: Portland State University South Park Blocks Who: PSU March 4th Coalition Why: March 20th ...   More
Monday, March 15, 2010 HANK STERN

What Hondurans Say About Nike's Subcontractors In Their Country

Nike's activities in Honduras were condemned as “monstrous” this week by two factory workers from that Central American country who alleged abuses by the sportswear company. Speaking Tuesday night at Portland State University, the two Honduran workers told an audience of about 100 people that Nike's subcontractors violated Honduran law by withholding severance payments totaling $2.2 ...   More
Thursday, April 29, 2010 Ott Tammik

Earth Day Events

If you're stuck this Earth Day Eve without a plan, let us help. Here's a sampling of how you can mark the 40th annual Earth Day this April 22. Portland State University is hosting what it's calling its largest Earth Day yet. Students will be planting gardens, watching eco-documentaries, learning to cook in cob ovens and mixing green cleaning products. On Thursday, PSU will have an Earth ...   More
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Ott Tammik


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