Poorman apologizes for his inaction, promises to do more

By Rachel Rippetoe | April 17, 2018 6:12pm   University of Portland President Fr. Mark Poorman apologized to students, parents, regents, faculty and staff late Tuesday afternoon, in response to accounts of a racially and sexually insensitive speech given during Sunday’s Wally Awards. Poorman has been widely criticized for sitting in the front of the room and not intervening. […]

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Rocky Start: Health and Counseling Center frustrates some with lack of transparency

By Rachel Rippetoe | December 14, 2017 5:42pm   Some students may have been surprised by the additional $75 per semester Health and Counseling fee tabbed onto their tuition invoices. Many likely didn’t notice at all. But the new fee, introduced at the beginning of the school year, comes at an awkward transitional time for the Health […]

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Brian Doyle, author and Portland Magazine editor, dies at 60

By Rachel Rippetoe | May 27, 2017 2:30pm   Photo courtesy of UP Marketing and Communication   UPDATE: Brian Doyle’s funeral service is scheduled for Friday, June 2 at 11:30 a.m. The service will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Portland. Brian Doyle, award-winning author, editor of Portland Magazine and long time member of the University of Portland community, […]

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Runoff election to go on despite Apenyo and Sherman’s disqualification

By Rachel Rippetoe | March 28, 2017 4:07pm   by Sam Keeler / The Beacon   The ASUP Elections Committee announced the disqualification of presidential and vice presidential candidates Tsikata Apenyo and Abby Sherman at the Senate meeting Monday at 4:30 p.m. The runoff election scheduled to take place Tuesday and Wednesday will still go on, but candidates Brandon […]

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ASUP presidential and vice presidential candidates disqualified

By Rachel Rippetoe | March 27, 2017   Tsikata Apenyo and Abby Sherman. by Sam Keeler / The Beacon   The ASUP Elections Committee announced that presidential and vice presidential candidates Tsikata Apenyo and Abby Sherman will be disqualified from the ASUP presidential race at a Senate meeting on Monday at 4:30 p.m. The run off election scheduled to take place Tuesday […]

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PODCAST: Is the Trump presidency normal?

By Rachel Rippetoe | March 26, 2017 6:28pm   Photo illustration by Rachel Rippetoe. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.   In November, President Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. As if anyone could forget. Since then, nearly every day has brought about five fresh headlines on scandal, bizarre tweets, policy change and angry press conferences. […]

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Students brave the rain to march for women’s rights

By Rachel Rippetoe | January 22, 2017 12:08pm   by Annika Gordon / The Beacon   The rain-soaked mud coating Tom McCall Waterfront Park was hardly visible Saturday afternoon as colorful rain boots, hand stitched pink “pussy hats” and the people in-between danced to Beyoncé and walked around with signs saying “Women’s rights are human rights”, “Nasty women keep […]

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Red Bull Wings Team: Lucrative marketing opportunity for students considered a safety concern for community members

By Rachel Rippetoe | November 5, 2016 1:41pm   by Hannah Baade   If you’re at all familiar with the brand Red Bull, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “Red Bull gives you wings!” But if you’re a college student looking to throw a party, this may not be all that Red Bull gives you — […]

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