PSU faculty press for more cash
Portland State University faculty showed up by the dozens Friday at a State Board of Higher Education meeting to increase pressure on the PSU administration to meet salary demands. They also protested the fact that PSU, which has grown faster and larger than other state campuses, isn't receiving state money to match that growth.
For 2003-04, the average salary for a full professor at University of Oregon was $83,100; at Oregon State University, $79,400; and at PSU, $74,600, according to the university system.
Those poor underpaind Chomsky's. And the poor Fishwrapper who throws various numbers, dates and words around that don't even make sense. So if we gave more money to PSU, and don't be confused about who funds the school, it isn't "the state" or the higher ed board, it's us, but what exactly are we be supporting?
High-achieving Chicano/Latino students from Portland State University will be honored at the ninth-annual Chicano/Latino Scholarship Gala this Saturday November 5, 2005.
The event sponsored by PSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will award scholarships of $1000-$5000 for academic achievement and community involvement to 25 of PSU's stellar Chicano/Latino students (listed below)
So we would be giving more money to a racist organization. Nice.
Profile: Meet Joel Gerardo Campos Alvis
Joel began by working the typical undocumented immigrant jobs—busboy, hotel housekeeper, domestic, fast food worker.
After a short attempt at high school, Joel enrolled in Portland Community College taking English classes and working full time at night. First he earned his high school diploma and then his Associate of Arts degree. But all was not easy as Joel traveled the road to a college education. As an undocumented immigrant he could not apply for any type of financial aid. During this time Joel further complicated his life by getting married, having a daughter and helping his family emigrate from Peru.
Fortunately, through PSU’s student advising services, Joel learned of the Diversity Achievement Scholarship (DAS) through PSU’s Educational Equity Services and Programs (EESP). The DAS is a full tuition waiver for minority first-generation college students. Since the most education Joel’s parents had achieved was sixth grade he qualified. In order to pay his other expenses Joel taught Spanish at PCC and Clark Community College, and worked as a financial analyst trainee at the Bonneville Power Administration.
Let's see if I can count the number of laws that were broken in this "profiles in courage" piece.
First, Joel broke our immigration laws, then he broke our labor laws by working, committed perjury when he filled out his I-9 form to be employed, possibly committed another act of perjury and ID theft if he used a false SSN rather than an ITIN for his W-2 form, and I'm not sure if it's a violation of the law to waive someone's tuition if they don't legally qualify for financial aid.
So we need more money to support a school that encourages and aids criminals. Nice.
A google search of this: "site:pdx.edu transgender" brings up the first result that is the longest list of transgender rescources you can find outside of San Fransicko.
A google search of this: "site:pdx.edu christian" brings up the first result Tortures and Torments of the X-tian martyrs
So we need more money to support a school that can talk about Gender Identity Disorder, hormones, and sex reassignment surgery with a straight face but won't even write the word "Christian" in the heading of a web page, it's "X-tian."
NOTE: The page itself says Christian but the heading does not. Look at the title in your browser.
So now that you know a little bit more about PSU, do you think that they need any more of your money?