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Oregon Voices

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Subjects

Portland State University -- History

Abstract

This essay offers a personal recounting of Sicuro’s tumultuous tenure and “the great governance issue of Portland State’s history,” as institutional historian Gordon B. Dodds has described it.2 By tracing a curious path from allegations of minor improprieties among favored student government leaders to widespread contention over the management style and behavior of a controversial academic leader, it traces my tangential but deeply engaged role in the dramatic power struggle erupting at Oregon’s largest urban university in the late 1980s. In doing so, it highlights significant issues affecting modern university life, from race relations, the role of competitive sports, student rights, faculty autonomy, and business influence to corporate trends in the academy itself.

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DOI

10.5403/oregonhistq.112.2.0194

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35680

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