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Off the Quad in the Memorial Union remains closed to diners on Oct. 4. For now the popular restaurant is only open for delivery and mobile orders.

Understaffing at MU causes long lines

October 8, 2021

Since in-person classes have resumed, restaurant closures and understaffing in Oregon State University’s Memorial Union have caused line buildups, but as more restaurants reopen, these lines are beginning...

This illustration shows housing for students within a large COVID-19 virus. It represents how conjoined COVID-19 precautions and housing situations are.

Off-campus student housing to change COVID-19 safety protocols in the fall

May 3, 2021

The future of COVID-19 safety for off-campus housing is unclear, but future developments will be guided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and residents voice what they are looking...

Member of the Corvallis Planning Commission and former City Councilor, Penny York, stands on the front steps of City Hall. Having been an active member of the Corvallis community for many years, she also served as director of Linn-Benton Community College from 1998 to 2007, during which time the college underwent significant expansion. 

Corvallis women in leadership spotlight

April 23, 2021

In 1994, Corvallis saw its first female mayor with Helen Berg and since that time Corvallis has seen more women enter local leadership and speak up for accessible and equitable leadership.Following Helen...

The Corvallis City Hall building is located downtown on Madison Avenue. OMN archive taken Feb. 2020. 

Corvallis city offices reopen following COVID-19 shutdowns

April 20, 2021

Since Benton county moved from extreme risk to high risk, the Corvallis city offices are open as of Mar. 29.  However, the Corvallis library will not be opening.COVID-19 death rates have declined in Oregon...

A truck with the labeling of Jim’s Fruit Stand in front of an open lot. As of March 29th, everyone in Phase 1B Group 6 of Oregon’s vaccination plan is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The list of people eligible for the vaccine has now grown to include migrant and seasonal farm workers.

20 Oregon counties move from vaccination group six to seven, now all residents eligible

April 19, 2021

By April 19, the vaccine will be made available to all individuals 16 or older, previously, all residents in Benton County group seven are eligible for the vaccine.Group seven is a part of phase 1B of...

breaking news

Dr. Rebecca Johnson unanimously elected as interim OSU president

April 16, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees unanimously voted Friday to elect Dr. Rebecca Johnson as interim president following the resignation of former President F. King Alexander in late March. Johnson,...

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Wednesday to discuss the recommendation of Dr. Rebecca Johnson as the interim president. Johnson is currently the vice president of the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, Ore.

OSU-Cascades vice president recommended by OSU trustees for interim president position

April 14, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the recommendation of Dr. Rebecca Johnson as the interim OSU president; the appointment will likely last 12 months if approved.Johnson...

Five Guys Corvallis Owner, Ryan Coady, can be seen in front of the sign of his new establishment. With Five Guys being a growing restaurant chain, Five Guys will bring the wonderful flavors of fresh burgers and fries to the Willamette Valley.

Five Guys opens on Ninth Street in Corvallis

April 12, 2021

Corvallis saw the opening of Five Guys Burgers & Fries on March 14, a line extending out of the front door into the parking lot that lasted nearly the whole day.Five Guys started in Arlington, Virginia...

Petition to change OSU donor practices circulating

April 12, 2021

Oregon State University staff and faculty created a petition calling for the university to change their donor practices in response to the $50 million donation earmarked for Reser Stadium’s renovation.Former...

Petition to change OSU donor practices circulating

Petition to change OSU donor practices circulating

April 12, 2021

Oregon State University staff and faculty created a petition calling for the university to change their donor practices in response to the $50 million donation earmarked for Reser Stadium’s renovation.Former...

Irene Zenev, director of Corvallis Art Museum, stands at the front entrance of the Corvallis Museum. The Corvallis Art Museum currently features four exhibits including art, textiles, artifacts, and specimens.

Corvallis Museum opens for community to access to local history

March 29, 2021

Completed in February, the Benton County Historical Society presents the Corvallis museum, offering an opportunity for residents, students and tourists to learn about local history.Allied Works Architecture...

Former Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic and OSU alum, Chris Johns, discusses his experience of being the only Beaver in a family full of Ducks and his career journalism. Chris Johns was named EIC of National Geographic in 2005 but had his beginnings in Medford, Ore.

The History of Journalism at OSU

March 1, 2021

In the past, Oregon State University offered journalism as a major but in 1992 the program was removed due to budgeting decisions and the applied journalism minor is now all OSU has in regards to an education...

This photo illustration shows a radio microphone and beaver apparel. With the growth and credibility of OMN moving at an exponential rate, the resources and size of OMN has also grown.

From The Barometer 125 years ago to OMN today: History of media at OSU

March 1, 2021

Correction: Assistant Director of Student Media Steven Sandberg's title was incorrect and this has been corrected. Information attributed to Sandberg regarding the formation of OMN has been changed to...

This illustration shows an assortment of fruits and veggies for sale at the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. The market is a place for local vendors to sell their hand-grown and cultivate produce.

Corvallis Indoor Winter Market works to support local businesses through the pandemic

February 10, 2021

The Corvallis Indoor Farmers Market will be providing locally sourced grocery opportunities from Jan. 9 to April 19, with local leaders continuing to prioritize vendor diversity in order to supply Corvallis...

An alcoholic beverage and food served to-go at a local Corvallis bar. As of December 24th, Oregon bars are temporarily allowed to serve cocktails and single servings of wine to go.

New Oregon laws allow for alcoholic drinks to-go

February 5, 2021

Corvallis residents are now able to order alcoholic drinks to-go and support local businesses safely due to the passing of Senate bill 1801 in late December, effective for all restaurant businesses in...

The Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center has served the community from its north Corvallis location since 1975. Residents of Corvallis can be treated for COVID-19 and receive the vaccine in this facility.   

COVID-19 cases continue to increase after holiday season

January 19, 2021

Benton County residents are seeing a spike in positive COVID-19 cases as the holiday season ends and students return, adding to Oregon’s rising case numbers.Case counts have been expected to rise around...

Signs requiring masks within OSU buildings are posted up around campus, including at the Memorial Union.

OSU updates face covering policy; masks are the ‘most important’ public health measure

November 23, 2020

To comply with federal, state, and local guidance regarding COVID-19, Oregon State University’s Provost office updated the face covering policies for both public and common settings. This update to...

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