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The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts, home to the School of Arts and Communication. The OSU Board of Trustees approved Tuesday a split of the School of Arts and Communication, and effective this fall the two new schools will be the School of Communication and the School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts.

Board of Trustees approve changes to organization of School of Arts and Communication, among other agenda items

August 4, 2021

Oregon State University’s School of Arts and Communication within the College of Liberal Arts has been approved to separate into two distinct schools: a School of Communication and a School of Visual,...

Workers at Don Froylan’s Creamery in the middle of the cheese-making process. Don Froylan produces a line of several cheese products, some of which are served at OSU McNary Dining Hall’s La Calle Restaurant.

UHDS sources locally-grown ingredients for food produced in all dining halls throughout campus

August 2, 2021

As part of the ongoing Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, Oregon State University’s University Housing and Dining Services aims to support the incoming 2021-2022 academic community by...

Simon Date, the CEO and President of the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce outside the Chamber of Commerce building in Corvallis, Ore. Because the 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held virtually, many local businesses are expecting lower revenue than usual during the weekend it is held.

OSU virtual Commencement has effects on local businesses

June 7, 2021

With Oregon State University’s Commencement being held with virtual and in-person counterparts, the usual traffic that Corvallis, Ore. receives from students’ families and friends in an entirely in-person...

2021 summa cum laude graduates share their stories, look forward to future plans

June 7, 2021

Oregon State University student Max Peterson is one of many who have been forced to decide whether to follow his planned degree path or make sacrifices for the sake of experiencing the graduation he’s...

Kristen Travers graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering, a minor in aerospace engineering and will be working at Boeing as a systems engineer. Travers is among many Oregon State University students who have received the summa cum laude honor.

2021 summa cum laude graduates share their stories, look forward to future plans

June 7, 2021

Three students—Kristen Travers, Mahal Miles and Kristina Tucker—are among many Oregon State University students that have received the highest Latin distinction of summa cum laude.At OSU, summa cum...

Corvallis Clinic no longer offers drive-through COVID-19 vaccines, continuing in-clinic vaccinations

May 12, 2021

The Corvallis Clinic is continuing to administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, following a clinic-held drive-through event which proved to be successful, and until another vaccination event of this nature,...

The house on 1806 SW Brooklane Dr. is one of the houses Duerksen & Associate Inc rents out in the city of Corvallis. Duerksen & Associate Inc are dedicated to delivering exemplary service in quality home environments to the city of Corvallis.

Cost-effective housing options available in Corvallis

May 3, 2021

When searching for housing, one important factor for students can be the cost, as income sources for college students may be limited. Although Oregon State University’s University Housing and Dining...

A staff member at The Retreat at Corvallis working in the main office of the housing complex. The Retreat is one of several student-apartment complexes close to the OSU campus.

Local property management, housing companies provide tips on finding housing

May 3, 2021

Many Oregon State University students have begun searching for housing for the next academic year and are preparing their future living arrangements as in-person learning will begin again this fall.Although...

Associated Students of Campus Director of Student Advocacy Marichelle Gurski has been advocating for the accessibility of free menstrual products and supports HB 3294. If passed, the bill would mandate product dispensers to be accessible and free in educational institutions, including OSU. 

Oregon House Bill would require OSU to provide free menstrual products

April 27, 2021

State legislation in Oregon is considering the passing of House Bill 3294, which would require every public education institution, including Oregon State University, to provide both tampons and sanitary...

Cheldelin Middle School science teacher, Alexis McQuillan, and her cohort will be returning to in person classes the week of April 12th. All students will have the option for in person learning by April 19th.

All grade levels in CSD plan to return to on-site learning by mid-April

April 12, 2021

The Corvallis School District plans to have grades six through nine students return by the week of April 12, and seventh through twelfth grade students will be able to return by the week of April 19. In...

Edward Feser, OSU provost, has been appointed interim president until an acting president can be appointed. In addition to being provost, Feser is a professor of public policy. 

Oregon State University’s acting president, administration dispute whistleblower lawsuit

April 12, 2021

Acting Oregon State University President Edward Feser and other OSU administrators dispute allegations that the university violated anti-discrimination and whistleblower laws.Grace Kuo, a professor and...

Members of Hmong@OSU, a cultural student organization aiming to learn and raise awareness of Hmong culture at Oregon State University, meet for their bi-weekly general meeting on Jan. 27. Hmong@OSU meets every other Thursday from 5-6 p.m.

VSA, [email protected], PERMIAS to host virtual culture shows this month

April 12, 2021

In the month of April, student-led organizations Vietnamese Student Association, [email protected] and the Persatuan Mahasiswa Indonesia di Amerika Serikat have scheduled virtual culture shows for the greater...

Holocaust survivor, Marion Blumenthal Lazan, speaks Monday night during OSUs annual Holocaust Memorial Week. OSU has been putting on the event every year since 1987 in order to combat prejudice of all kinds, and to foster respect for diversity.   

OSU hosts 2021 Holocaust Memorial Week

April 5, 2021

Oregon State University’s Holocaust Memorial Program will hold its 35th annual Holocaust Memorial Week in honor of survivors this week. The events began on April 5 and will continue until April 8 via...

Acting Oregon State University President Edward Feser presents Enterprise Risk Management via Zoom to the OSU Board of Trustees and Committees on April 1. 

OSU Board of Trustees, Committees discuss public safety, crisis response, tuition raises

April 2, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Thursday to discuss updates on the university’s public safety and crisis response.Shanon Anderson, OSU’s associate vice president for public safety...

The Corvallis Budget Inn can be seen on the Corvallis 99 West road. With the city of Corvallis purchasing the south town motel, the city is now repurposing to building to support the ever-growing local homeless population.

Corvallis’ Budget Inn Motel purchased under Corvallis Housing First to serve as homeless shelter this month

April 1, 2021

With $2.475 million in funds provided by Project Turnkey and allocated by Oregon legislature, Corvallis Housing First purchased the Corvallis’ Budget Inn Motel for use as a temporary homeless shelter.  According...

The Oregon State University presidents office is housed in the Kerr Administration building on the Corvallis, Ore. campus.

OSU and UO students sue respective universities for COVID-19 compensation

March 24, 2021

Students from Oregon State University and University of Oregon have filed two separate class-action lawsuits against the two institutions, both seeking repayment for tuition and fees citing university...

President and CEO of United Way of Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties, Blake Pang with a promotional cardboard cutout of Dolly Parton in front of the Corvallis Public Library. Corvallis Public Library has recently adopted Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program which mails local children books from when theyre born until they’re 5 years old.

Corvallis joins Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, making steps towards diversity, inclusion in literature

March 24, 2021

Clarification: A quote by Kristi Collins was changed from “We have had a bucket of funds set aside for year two because our funding is done on a biennial basis” to "Our funding is done on a biennial...

On March 20, 2021 Portland residents gather to march against the three shootings in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. The shootings in Atlanta killed eight people, six of them Asian women.

Portland candlelight vigil honors Atlanta victims, adamantly opposes hate crimes towards all Asian Americans

March 22, 2021

Hundreds gathered at the Salmon Street Springs Fountain in downtown Portland at the intersection of Naito Parkway to honor the eight victims of the Atlanta, Ga. spa killings—six of whom were Asian women. The...

Keith Raab, Oregon States director of financial aid, can be seen in front of the Kerr Administration building. With COVID-19 bringing financial burden on the community, Keith and the financial aid team are always looking for ways to support and stimulate Oregon State from the ground up.

International, undocumented students ineligible for CRRSAA financial aid program

March 19, 2021

Oregon State University has received federal assistance funding for students, but international, undocumented and DACA students are not eligible for these funds.This funding was possible through the Coronavirus...

Organizers and participants wave to pedestrians and cars traveling through the intersection of Campus Way and NW 35th Street. On Feb. 27, its estimated over 40 people participated in person in the 1st Annual Black Mental Health March, organizers are already in talks for planning next years event.

OSU’s chapter of Psi Chi, NAACP, Black Student Union work together to create first annual march for Black mental health

March 8, 2021

Oregon State University’s chapters of Psi Chi, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Black Student Union collaborated together to create the first annual march for Black mental...

Located in the MU ballroom there is free testing for students which is required for some people weekly. Testing can be important to sign up so you know you and others are safe.

TRACE OSU requires on-campus residents to test weekly for COVID-19, encourages all students to sign up for testing

March 8, 2021

Oregon State University informed students that all on-campus residents are required to be tested weekly by TRACE OSU for COVID-19.  According to an email sent out by University Housing and Dining Services...

The Crescent Valley High School football field sits in silence since its last football game was played on Oct. 25 2020. Corvallis public high schools have begun to prepare for their six-week football season that will occur during the months of March and April.

Corvallis high school football teams prepare for return in the spring term

March 5, 2021

Through the spring months March and April, high school football teams in Oregon prepare for an anticipated six-week season as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually lifted. Corvallis’ two high public high...

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COVID-19 Update

March 4, 2021

There are 41 new COVID-19 cases reported on March 3 by the OSU Student Health Services involving students, faculty and staff affiliated with Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus.These case amounts...

A picture of the old Corvallis Gazette is being held up in front of the location that once used to be the home to the Gazette. The Gazette was the old newspaper in Benton County, and it is now discontinued, but is still remembered to show the history of Corvallis media. 

Demolishing, rebuilding, adapting: a history of the Corvallis media

March 1, 2021

Correction: The article previously stated that Theresa Novak "stated that it was one of the last big stories that she had been able to work on for the Gazette-Times." This is incorrect, the 2004 Wilberger...

The confirmed winners of the Associated Students of Oregon State University 2021 Presidential and Vice Presidential Elections are and Dylan Perfect, vice president-elect, left, and Dhru Patel, president-elect. 

Q&A with ASOSU president-elect, vice president-elect

February 22, 2021

What are your thoughts on your recent election into office?President-elect Dhru Patel: Dylan and I are so thankful for every student who put their faith in us and voted for our ticket! We are so happy...

Level 3 sex offender reported having been seen in Corvallis near OSU campus

February 16, 2021

Several students from Oregon State University have reported the recent presence of felony sex offender Timothy Mross, 36, near campus property. Mross is labeled a level three sex offender, the highest...

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Structure fire burns First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op South Store in Corvallis

January 29, 2021

This story was updated on Feb. 2, as new information was provided by local fire officials. A three-alarm structure fire burned the First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op North Store early Friday morning....

This illustration is meant to show the lifted weight over tenants. During Oregons eviction moratorium renters cannot be evicted for not paying rent.

Oregon lawmakers extend COVID-19 eviction moratorium, makes changes to Corvallis’ previous moratoria

January 25, 2021

The state-wide eviction moratorium was extended until the end of June, due to the passage of House Bill 4401 on Dec. 21, meaning that the moratorium will continue to protect against tenant eviction on...

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s activism and accomplishments in the late 20th century, Oregon State University continues its longest-running annual event focused on social justice and transformative change.

Activist Angela Davis, other OSU community members lead 39th annual MLK Day celebration

January 21, 2021

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s activism and accomplishments in the late 20th century, Oregon State University continues its longest-running annual event focused on social justice and...

Members of the OSU community share hand sanitizer on the lawn of the OSU cascades campus. 

Bend Chamber honors OSU-Cascades students, local businesses through Stories of Resilience

January 19, 2021

To honor local organizations in central Oregon, the Bend Chamber of Commerce debuted their Stories of Resilience series. As of Jan. 8, they released two episodes featuring local businesses. OSU-Cascades,...

On Dec. 14, Shanon Anderson was officially announced as the new Chief of Police and AVP for public safety at OSU. Shanon Anderson previously worked for the Seattle Police department starting in 1992, and worked as a lieutenant beginning in 2016.

Shanon Anderson: serving community as new OSU Corvallis campus chief of police

January 17, 2021

This is a Q&A with Shanon Anderson, the new chief of police and associate vice president for public safety for Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus.Anderson will be working closely with the...

Corvallis police vehicle can be seen in the following photo. With the introduction of a new Corvallis Police Chief maintaining a streamlined COVID is vital for public safety.

Corvallis Police Department changes operations as per COVID-19 limitations

January 4, 2021

While the Corvallis community has continuously adjusted daily operations to fit Gov. Kate Brown’s orders, the Corvallis Police Department has also needed to make changes in how it operates in the city...

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OSU announces Shanon Anderson as new chief of police, associate vice president for public safety

December 21, 2020

Lieutenant Shanon Anderson has been selected to serve as the associate vice president for public safety and the new chief of police for Oregon State University, OSU President F. King Alexander announced...

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Corvallis community and city council move forward with bias initiative plans

December 7, 2020

In a meeting hosted by local non-profit Soul Force Education, the City of Corvallis sponsored a facilitated conversation that explored topics revolving around preventing and responding to bias and hate...

The City of Corvallis plan for the nonpayment of utility bills to be considered again as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens. The policy will be for all city-related utilities.

City of Corvallis creates assistance programs to aid water payments

December 6, 2020

Although Corvallis has resumed shutting off water for nonpayment, Public Information Officer Patrick Rollens stated that water service shut-offs are a last resort, after the city has exhausted all other...

Triage Counselor Xia Wang in front of Local Boyz Hawaiian Cafe directly across from Oregon State’s Kearney Hall. Recently, Wang allegedly experienced discrimination when her name was purposefully changed to a more American sounding name for her order.

LocalBoyz management writes down different name for customer despite clear disapproval

December 1, 2020

Correction: The caption of the photo for this story originally said "experienced discrimination" rather than "allegedly experienced discrimination". This mistake has been corrected.Clarification: This...

Notable Willamette Valley trans-rights advocate, Dharma Mirza, can be seen supporting trans-rights and AIDS awareness. Mirza is a figure of hope and progress for the local community, while managing the biggest drag family in the Linn-Benton county.

Alumnae chapter of OSU sorority hosts world AIDS event, aims to educate about, destigmatize HIV

November 29, 2020

Although HIV and AIDS can impact everyone, it has impacted certain groups disproportionately more. This has included the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, IV drug users and sex workers.Dharma Mirza is...

Several OSU facilities closed through January

November 29, 2020

Oregon State University has closed a number of facilities on its campuses in reaction to Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement of the statewide two-week freeze that began on Nov. 18 and is scheduled to last...

Mike Green is Oregon State’s vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer.

OSU leaders encourage community to move forward after 2020 election

November 24, 2020

The affordability of public education and racial equality are two issues Oregon State University President F. King Alexander addressed following the projected outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Within...

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OSU cumulative COVID-19 cases updated

November 19, 2020

There are a cumulative total of 230 cases of COVID-19 reported by the Benton County Health Department including — but not limited to — students, faculty and staff affiliated with Oregon State University’s...

Colin McNeil, TRACE employee, at a testing center on OSU campus. OSUs Trace Project is located between the Kelley Engineering Center and Student Health Services. More information at

OSU, UO collaborate on COVID-19 TRACE testing

November 16, 2020

Oregon State University's COVID-19 TRACE testing project has partnered with University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore. to expand COVID-19 prevalence testing in Oregon cities.  "OSU faculty and UO faculty are...

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OSU collaborates with OHA to test COVID-19 smartphone alert system; wastewater prevalence shows COVID-19 on campus

November 12, 2020

Oregon State University officials announced Thursday that traces of COVID-19 have been found during the TRACE project’s wastewater prevalence testing of on-campus residence halls.In an all students email...

Student Health Services is located at 108 SW Memorial Place. They offer flu shots and COVID-19 tests for OSU students. More information at

Influenza season projected to be impacted by COVID-19 pandemic; flu shots available

November 9, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic predicted to continue through the winter months, the 2020 flu season may look different compared to previous years.  Matt Easdale, Associated Students of Oregon State University...

A collage of opposing protest signs on issues including the Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood and Roe v. Wade centered around Amy Coney Barrett. These are some of the major issues coming to light with the recent appointment of the newest Supreme Court Justice. Coney Barretts nomination to the Supreme Court will have minimal impacts for Oregonians.

Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to U.S. Supreme Court raises questions about reproductive rights, impacts Oregon minimally

November 9, 2020

Clarification: The headline and photo caption have been updated to better reflect and clarify how Amy Coney Barrett's rulings on past Supreme Court cases about women's reproductive rights will affect Oregonians...

Peter DeFazio talks about the government’s efforts to support the elderly at the Center for Healthy Aging Research’s 10-year anniversary celebration. Photo courtesy OMN archives  

DeFazio remains incumbent in the Oregon House of Representatives

November 3, 2020

Correction: Alek Skarlatos' name was originally misspelled. This correction has been made.In Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District election, Representative Peter DeFazio retained his seat in the...

President-elect Joe Biden and his vice presidential running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, chat after a Zoom interview with People Magazine at the Hotel duPont in Wilmington, DE, August 14, 2020. Kamala Harris will be the first Black and Asian American female vice president in US history. photo licensed under CC By NC SA 2.0. 

Joe Biden declared 46th U.S. president-elect

November 3, 2020

Correction: The number of states each candidate had won within the Electoral College was originally misstated. This has been corrected to reflect the accurate amount.According to the Associated Press,...

Corvallis Residents at The Melon Shack located at NE Garden Avenue. The popular attraction spot features a pumpkin patch, haunted corn maze, and fall treats.

COVID-19 and Halloween weekend festivities

October 31, 2020

As fall colors change and Halloween weekend fast approaches, COVID-19 remains as prevalent as ever in the Corvallis community, leaving residents unsure about how to celebrate and city officials stressing...

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Students on the Internet: Why did you vote in the 2020 election?

October 28, 2020

Editor's Note: This story is a part of the 2020 Elections Issue. The Baro has put together this issue to inform the Oregon State University and greater Corvallis, Ore. communities about the 2020 Elections....

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