Earlier today at a packed hearing at the University Place Hotel, the fledgling Portland State University board of trustees voted to authorize weaponizing its existing campus security force. This action was taken despite almost universal student and faculty opposition. Prior to the hearing, a short rally and march from the Park Blocks to the hotel took… Continue reading PSU Board of Trustees Votes to Weaponize Campus Security
It’s not every day Portland is graced by the presence of a bonafide war criminal. This week, though, we were in luck. For just one day, one Leon Panetta was in town by invitation of the supposedly progressive Portland State University. If you’re unfamiliar with him, don’t feel bad. I’d rather spend my days not thinking about mass… Continue reading What the Hell was Leon Panetta Doing in Portland?
With the exception of a copy-and-paste press release in the Oregonian, the appointment of eight new members to the Portland State University Foundation’s Board of Trustees elicited zero press coverage last month. One might expect such appointments at our state’s largest educational institution ought to warrant a modest amount of coverage, even if only to… Continue reading The PSU Foundation Board: Fossil Fuels, Wall Street, and a McDonald’s Analogy.