June 2nd, 2015
As I finish my last year at Portland State, I feel more discontent about the university than I have in a long time. I’ve written before about all of the problems I have with PSU’s administration, with Oregon’s higher education system and with PSU’s culture. My time here is almost up, and one of my biggest regrets is not doing more about the things that bothered me.
I doubt I’m the only one. People have tried to stop campus public safety officers from being armed; they’ve tried every year to stop tuition from being raised, and they stood with the American Association of University Professors when they threatened to strike. Sometimes it worked, but often it was too little, too late. PSU students have to get organized if any of the things that are wrong with PSU are going to change.