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News Roundtable: April 22 | Independent Party Of Oregon Primary | The Student Vote

OPB | April 22, 2016

We go over some of the stories in the week's news with our news roundtable. Then we'll check in with the Oregon secretary of state and the Independent Party of Oregon and talk to college students in Oregon about who they're excited about in the presidential primaries.

News Roundtable | Blue Mountain Community College | Wolves

OPB | March 04, 2016

We review the highlights of the state legislative session, and tackle the biggest news stories of the week with our news roundtable. We also hear how one community college is getting ready for increased enrollment. And we get the latest on Oregon's wolf population.

News Roundtable: February 26 | New Normal For Harney County | Preventing Sexual Assault

OPB | Feb. 26, 2016

We analyze some of this week's big stories with our news roundtable. OPB reporter Amanda Peacher tells us what she's seen after revisiting Harney County, post-occupation. And we hear about sexual assault prevention at Portland State University.

What Are The Limits Of Free Speech?

OPB | Dec. 09, 2015

We talk to a constitutional scholar from Willamette Law School about hate speech, following violent incidents on the Lewis & Clark campus and at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.

How Does Tuition-Free Community College Work?

OPB | July 16, 2015

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill offering nearly free community college to certain high school graduates. We'll hear how a similar program is working in Tennessee.

Oregon House Considers 'Pay It Forward' Bill

OPB | June 16, 2015

HB 2662 as it stands now would move Oregon a step closer to establishing the oft-discussed "Pay It Forward" college payment program.

'Free' Community College Proposal Moving In Salem

OPB | June 09, 2015

In the final weeks of the 2015 session, a bill to make community college all but free for some students is still alive in the Oregon state legislature.

Portland State University Poised To Vote on Armed Campus Police Force

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The university's governing board is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a proposal that would create an armed police force for the PSU campus.

Rethinking Elite Higher Education

OPB | Aug. 12, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland writer William Deresiewicz argues in his new book, "Excellent Sheep," that America's system of elite colleges is bad for students — and society.

States Struggle To Make Higher Ed Affordable

OPB | March 05, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Oregon has a few proposals on the table to make higher education affordable, but it's still unclear if any of them can make a dent in what students pay for college.

PSU Labor Negotiations Heat Up

OPB | Feb. 03, 2014

MONDAY: Faculty and administration at Portland State University are in the midst of a protracted labor dispute that could culminate in a strike.

Nancy Golden Talks About How To Improve Education In Oregon

OPB | Oct. 09, 2013

We talk with Nancy Golden, Oregon's new Chief Education Officer, following Rudy Crew's departure.

Ted Wheeler On His Opportunity Initiative And More

OPB | June 27, 2013

Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is pushing his Oregon Opportunity Initiative in the state legislature. We'll hear about that, and his other legislative priorities. 

Diversity and Hiring in Collegiate Sports

OPB | May 20, 2013

Oregon's state schools are under scrutiny for ignoring diversity and hiring laws.

Paying For College Without Going Into Debt

OPB | Dec. 03, 2012

A group of Portland State University students is pushing a proposal that would allow students to enroll in college without going into debt.

New Approach to Online Learning

OPB | July 26, 2012

The University of Washington is the latest school to try out a new approach to online learning that could reach thousands of new students.

Student Loan Debt

OPB | July 02, 2012

How are you affected by student loan debt?