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Dozens of proposals emerge in Strategic Plan work session

Dozens of ideas ranging from a new “student success” center to the creation of a campus-wide General Assembly emerged during a daylong meeting of Portland State’s academic leaders, who gathered to review the university’s strategic planning effort.

The Oregonian: Past Tense Oregon: Century-old Shattuck Hall on PSU campus a link to Portland's school past

Read the original story and see photos on OregonLive.

The next time you are at Portland State University, take a moment to walk to the south end of the campus, a couple blocks short of Interstate 405.

On the east side of the Park Blocks, next to the tennis courts, stands a significant piece of Portland history: Shattuck Hall.

KGW: PSU students build first downtown Parklet

Students from B.D. Wortham-Galvin's architecture class joined PSU alum and parklet project manager Michael Coon on KGW's Live at 7 Talk Box Monday night to talk about their experience building the PSU-SoMa Parklet on SW 4th Avenue over the weekend. 

Visit KGW.com to view the video clip. 

New PSU report shows investments falling short to support low-income Oregon seniors

Study by Portland State University shows Medicaid costs have risen dramatically while reimbursement rates decreased in community-based care settings

The number of Oregon seniors who depend on Medicaid has risen dramatically since 2008, but the Legislature's funding of reimbursement rates has declined in the same time period, according to a new report by Portland State University’s Institute on Aging.

KOIN: PSU Students Build 'Street Seats' Downtown

See the original post on KOIN 6. 

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A group of Portland State University architecture students are building the city’s first ‘parklet’ on Southwest 4th Avenue, between College and Hall Streets.

It is part of the City of Portland’s Street Seats program, which allows businesses and non-profits to convert on-street parking into other uses.

KLCC: California Drought May Benefit Oregon

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The agriculture industry in California is in the midst of its worst drought in decades and that may inadvertently be having a positive impact on Oregon. It's caused some growers to look north.  One Oregon crop that is being affected is hazelnuts, which are drawing record sales and prices. 

Urban University Blog: Project Management to Support Student Success Innovations

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When I think about innovation, it has a dynamic sound. Something in motion, letting our creativity take flight to create new ideas.  Innovation drums up images of fun, movement, even chaos.  But ideas are one thing, putting them into practice is a whole other challenge. Execution matters. And when it comes to execution, the devil is in the detail. And details never sound like fun.

KPTV: Naito Parkway plan announced to give more walking space during Rose Festival

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -- This year's Rose Festival is just around the corner, and the sidewalks near the Waterfront will be packed during the events.

To accommodate those crowds, City Commissioner Steve Novick announced Tuesday that one lane of Southwest Naito Parkway will be converted to a space for bicyclists and pedestrians for two weeks.