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All content by Artur Pinheiro da Silva
A student taking notes from a pre-recorded lecture on their laptop. Remote learning has had an effect on both students and teachers regarding mental health.

OSU professors aim to ‘minimize struggles of remote learning’

January 4, 2021

Adam Schwartz, a professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society at Oregon State University, said he is learning a lot about online teaching through the platform Zoom, and that it is a new learning...

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Weekly COVID-19 case update: Benton County ‘considered at extreme risk’ according to Oregon Health Authority

December 19, 2020

The Benton County Health Department reported 254 COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks and is considered at Extreme risk by the Oregon Health Authority. The total confirmed cases in Benton County as of...

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Weekly COVID-19 Case Update: Benton County labeled as ‘high risk’

December 6, 2020

There are 109 COVID-19 cases reported by the Benton County Health Department over the course of the past two weeks as of Dec. 2. By Nov. 15, Benton County had a 14 day average positivity rate of 2.5%...

David Min Seo Park, Student Fees Committee Chair at Oregon State University, discusses the petition regarding S/U grading. As a member of ASOSU, David promotes academic excellence, encourages development of the student body, and enables the student body to assert its interests as members of the academic community through democratic representation.

S/U petition sees results, students want more

November 21, 2020

Associated Students of Oregon State University created a petition urging for the university to extend the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory major-specific course grading policy implemented in spring 2020; so...

Team-based Rapid Assessment of Community-level coronavirus Epidemics provides timely information that enables public health officials, individuals and the university to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The tent is located between the Kelley Engineering Center and Student Health Services. More information can be found on the TRACE website.

COVID-19 testing continuously available to OSU community; TRACE Project offering free testing before holidays

November 15, 2020

Oregon State University, together with Benton County health officials and TRACE-OSU, are working steadily to provide information and testing for those that need it. TRACE-OSU centers are testing hundreds...

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Oregon, including Benton County, may be in the “roughest days of the pandemic.”

November 13, 2020

Governor Kate Brown has announced earlier today that Oregon will start a two week “freeze,” meaning limiting restaurants to take out only, as well as limiting retail, grocery stores and pharmacy to...

Nabil Boudraa, professor of French and French Coordinator at Oregon State University, gives his perspective on academic integrity and proctored exams. Boudraa has been teaching at Oregon State as an associate professor since 2009.

Academic integrity affected during pandemic

November 4, 2020

With the majority of students studying online due to COVID-19, it has become easier to compromise one’s academic integrity—such as cheating, utilizing and crediting sources and using the web during...

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OSU grading policies under COVID-19 impacted minimally

October 26, 2020

Professors and students at Oregon State University are dealing with changes within the satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading policies, absences to ill students, changes to assignment dates and to the remote...

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Pinheiro da Silva: The problem with elections, and the effect on universities

October 23, 2020

Editor's Note: This column 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....

Jason McCarley, Oregon State University professor of PSY 340, conducts his weekly lecture remotely via Zoom, a video conferencing platform utilized by OSU.

OSU courses expected to be taught remotely through winter term

October 12, 2020

Oregon State University’s President F. King Alexander has announced that the “Corvallis campus will continue providing instruction primarily through remote modalities for winter term 2021.”Vice Provost...

Nico Pantuso, 32 and a Mathematics Ph.D student, makes the choice to return to student life to further his career opportunities.

Non-traditional aged students eager to learn, enjoy OSU courses

October 12, 2020

Starting college just after acquiring a high school diploma is often the main option for young students. Some, however, do not have either the desire or the support to attend a university.Choosing to begin...

Drone photograph of the Memorial Union Quad.

The economic impact of COVID-19 has OSU down $170 million

September 29, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is a part of the 2020 OSU Back-to-School Issue. The Baro has put together this issue to inform Oregon State University's incoming class, as well as returning students about...

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