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PSU Transforms Pickathon Music Stage Into 'Sleeping Pods'

OPB | Aug. 7, 2017 9:47 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Pickathon Music Festival's Treeline Stage, designed by Portland State University architecture students, will be reconstructed into sleeping pods for homeless veterans in Clackamas.

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Kent Nerburn | Yukiyo Kawano And Meshi Chavez | PSU Chamber Choir | Peter Sears

OPB | Aug. 5, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," we speak with author Kent Nerburn about the resurgence of his classic book, two artists explore a devastating act of war, and the PSU Chamber Choir takes on new work.

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Iranian-American Gives Millions To PSU, Slams Trump's Travel Ban

OPB | July 6, 2017 4:51 p.m.

Portland State University's top donor just gave the school another $5 million. The Iranian-American businessman used the occasion to criticize president Donald Trump’s travel ban.

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Jordan Schnitzer Reveals Museum Funding For 2 More Northwest Universities

OPB | June 9, 2017 4:50 p.m. | Portland

Schnitzer is giving $5 million to the fundraising campaign for Portland State University’s new art museum. This means, within the next few years, four regional academic museums will bear his name.

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Oregon Philanthropist Donates $5 Million For New PSU Art Museum

OPB | June 8, 2017 3:38 p.m. | Portland

One of Portland’s most brutal looking buildings is going to get a renovation, complete with a new art museum, thanks to a $5 million donation from philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer.

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Oregon Commission Reverses Course, Approves Tuition Hikes For UO And PSU

OPB | May 25, 2017 5:54 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's two largest universities gained approval Thursday for significant tuition increases, after initially being denied.

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California Native Finds Her Racial Identity Changes In Ultra-White Oregon

OPB | May 22, 2017 6 a.m.

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their lives. In the next installment, a California native whose sense of racial identity changes depending on where she lives.

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Oregon, Portland State Search For Options After Tuition Hikes Rejected

OPB | May 12, 2017 3:01 p.m. | Portland

University of Oregon and Portland State University leaders are weighing their options after seeing tuition increases rejected Thursday by the state's Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

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How Can Workplaces Better Serve Employees With Autism?

OPB | March 24, 2017 noon | Portland

Portland State University social work professor Dora Raymaker said she wouldn't have survived her professional life without workplace accommodations.

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PSU Study Finds Vaping Generates 15 Chemicals

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017 2 a.m. | Portland

A new Portland State University study finds that e-cigarettes produce 15 compounds — even when their liquid doesn’t contain nicotine or flavorings. It’s the largest number of compounds reported so far.

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Portland State Student With DACA Deferral Prepares For Uncertain Future

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 midnight | Portland

DACA allows undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children to live without fear of deportation. Its disappearance would affect around 750,000 people, including PSU student Liliana Luna.

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Oregon Universities Try 'Instant' Admissions To Land High School Seniors

OPB | Nov. 30, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Portland

How to recruit busy, impatient teenagers to your college? Four Oregon universities are giving immediate admissions decisions to high school seniors.

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PSU Faculty May Strike Within A Month

OPB | March 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Portland State University's full-time faculty voted overwhelming to approve a strike, which could begin in early April.

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PSU Labor Negotiations Heat Up

OPB | Feb. 3, 2014 12:15 p.m.

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