It’s time for our weekly news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the big stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include:

  • The turmoil at the University of Missouri
  • The Oregon Department of Justice monitoring people using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag
  • The Portland mayor’s race
  • The Oregon Department of Education’s opt-out notice for standardized tests


  • Elizabeth Hovde: Columnist for The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • John Schrag: Publisher of the Forest Grove News Times and the Hillsboro Tribune
  • Dirk VanderHart: News editor at the Portland Mercury
  • Tung Yin: Professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School