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Lewis and Clark students call for more diversity
Lewis and Clark students and their Black Student Union are calling for more diversity on campus after a string of racist incidents. Despite bitter cold temperatures, around 200 Lewis and Clark College students showed up Friday morning for an on-campus sit-in. Organized by the Black Student Union, the event generated major support from the southwest Portland school’s mostly white students.
Program aims to dismantle myths of nursing field
What do you picture when you think of a nurse? Sonya Justice’s theory is that if you’re like a lot of people she’s encountered during her 15 years as a registered nurse in an Intensive Care Unit, you equate her profession somewhat to a second-rate role to doctors, a notion she is trying to destroy with her new television program Reel Nurses Talk Show.
PDC defends controversial project
Does a Trader Joe's on MLK Blvd. foster gentrification?
Dress for Success expands with career center debut
Dress for Success, a northeast Portland program designed to help disadvantaged women break into the corporate world with style, celebrated the debut of their brand new Patricia Whiting Career Center on Thursday.
New executive for youth advocacy group
There’s a new driver at the Bus, well at least a new leader. The social justice and activist group, the Bus Project, recently named Tara Sulzen as their new executive director.
Tuskegee Airman recalls horrors of World War II
“War is hell,” that was the constant reframe from Alexander Jefferson, one of the last living members of the historic all-black military air-squad, the Tuskegee Airmen. During a veterans forum at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus in north Portland, Jefferson shared his World War II accounts of seeing heaps of human bodies set aflame, friends being torn away by gunfire before his eyes, and even becoming a prison of war where worms and sawdust were not an uncommon part of his diet.
Portland State opens Veterans Resource Center
With a growing number of men and women in the military returning to civilian life after the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Portland State University is looking to accommodate them with educational services and resources. Home to over 30,000 students, PSU boasts the highest number of military veterans of any other school in the state.
SEI Academy earns high score on state report card
Self Enhancement Academy is taking its bows after the middle school serving local African American kids was named a “model school” by the Oregon Board of Education.
Benson principal moves to shore up signature programs
Benson's new principal, Curtis Wilson Jr, says he wants to return the 96-year-old tech-centric institution to a place that has historically been associated with academic rigor and excellence. “I want to bring back Benson to where people are challenged to come here, where they know if I come to Benson I’m gonna work. Because it’s hands on, the courses are very intense, and it’s a very rich tradition school,” he says.
Symposium focuses of reframing the narrative
African American parents and other parents of children of color gathered for a symposium Saturday to find new ways to elevate the academic achievements of their seeds. The 5-hour symposium hosted by Black Parent Initiative was held at the disbanded Marshall High School campus in southeast Portland. It was the fourth year the group has sponsored a range of workshops promoting equity and excellence in the classroom through increased parental involvement at school and at home.