Fighting a Plastic Planet

Feeling guilty about existing in a world drowning in plastic? For around $18 a month, Ridwell absolves the shame of generating waste for a select few living in the Portland area. But can the startup really solve our plastic-waste problems?

Course Correction

Ann Cudd makes her debut this fall as Portland State’s president as the school faces
the headwinds of declining enrollment, rising tuition and administrative bloat. She’s optimistic the school can persevere — and help revive Portland’s embattled downtown.

The Long Shot

John Johnson is taking the reins at Portland State’s athletic department at a time of existential questions for PSU — and for college sports as a whole. Can he right the ship?

School for Innovation

Since 2017 the Invent Oregon competition has bridged Oregon’s science, business and education sectors — and organizers aim to make a bigger impact on students across the state.

Always Hustling

In July an Oregon law went into effect allowing student athletes to be compensated for their name, image and likeness. Now the student athlete is becoming the student entrepreneur — and college sports will never be the same.

Big Moves

In 2021 Oregon’s institutions of higher ed saw major leadership shifts and headline-grabbing controversies. What’s going on?

Downtime with Stephen Percy

What does the interim president of Portland State University do on his time off?

Oregon Universities Shine at InventOR Competition

Solutions to climate change, renewable energy and predictive artificial intelligence were on show last week when teams of students from around the state tackled real-world challenges at the InventOR Collegiate Challenge.

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In the Business of Community

Brand Story – The Portland MBA at Portland State celebrates 50 years of connecting innovation, community and sustainability — right in the heart of downtown.