Portland State U. Ties Its Fortunes to Those of Its Quirky City

Leah Nash for The Chronicle

Wim Wiewel, president of Portland State U., poses at the campus's Urban Plaza, a transit hub for the city.
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People who observe the history of Portland say that it is the land of small things: tiny firms, quirky start-up businesses, a compact city, small landholdings, microbrews. As higher education goes, Portland has historically been a bit undersized...

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