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Letter To The Editor: Does CPD care?

November 12, 2021

Last month, a trans woman was assaulted and had her nose broken outside the 7/11 on Kings by two men. Since then, despite them being identified and their faces plastered all over social media, the CPD...

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OSU Board of Trustees opens review of 2019 hiring process

May 4, 2021

Oregon State University Board of Trustees Chair Rani Borkar said the board will be reviewing its 2019 hiring process, which resulted in the hiring of former OSU President, F. King Alexander. Alexander,...

Brigetta Olson, a low-income housing developer for the city of Corvallis, can be seen in front of the Corvallis City Hall. With Covid-19 putting peoples housing at risk, their is resources for tenants to resolve disputes with local landlords.

City of Corvallis offers rental assistance

May 3, 2021

With lease renewal season around the corner, and the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, the City of Corvallis and their community partners offer several services to assist low income families. Brigetta...

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OSU begins search for interim president, rules out Feser, Ray

April 8, 2021

Oregon State University's Board of Trustees say the university will have an interim president before the end of the month, but it won't be either Acting President Ed Feser or President Emeritus Ed Ray. In...

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OSU offers counseling, support to students following death

April 8, 2021

Oregon State University is offering additional mental health resources and support to students through Counseling and Psychological Services following news of the death of an OSU student this week. Further...

Appelt marches towards an officer moments before he is fatally shot by a CPD officer. Appelt appears to be brandishing something the CPD says is a knife. Red Circle is a part of the video provided to The Daily Barometer by the CPD and the Benton County DA’s office.

Body camera footage made public for the Philomath man shot and killed by CPD police

April 3, 2021

The Benton County District Attorney's office has identified the man who was shot on Saturday at the Days Inn hotel, providing a body cam video to corroborate the situation. Jeffery W. Appelt, 32, has...

An unidentified Philomath man has died as a result of an officer involved shooting in the early morning hours on Saturday, April 3 at the Days Inn on 9th Street in Corvallis, Ore. An investigation is underway but as of now the suspect is said to have been acting aggressively and attempting to enter guest rooms.

Philomath man shot and killed at Corvallis hotel by CPD officer

April 3, 2021

A 32-Year-Old Philomath man was shot and killed outside the Days Inn on 9th Street by a Corvallis Police Officer.In a statement published to Facebook, the Corvallis Police Department said the investigation...

Sign in front of the Kerr Administration Building at the corner of NW 15th St. & Jefferson Way. This campus building deals with Oregon States finance and administration within the school. 

OSU Board of Trustees approves new tuition increase

April 2, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Friday to approve a new increase of tuition rates for the 2021-22 academic year.The increase will be 2.5% for continuing undergraduates, and 4% for new...

A photo illustration of Oregon State University President F. King Alexander pictured with the OSU logo. Alexander has now resigned after community outrage over how Louisiana State University handled complaints of sexual misconduct during Alexanders tenure as president of LSU.

New presidential search, concerns from OSU community discussed in BOT meeting

March 24, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees has discussed the parameters of their next presidential search in a board meeting on March 24. The meeting follows the resignation of OSU President F. King...

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. 

Alexander placed on administrative leave until resignation date; Edward Feser appointed as interim president

March 23, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.Clarification: Alexander was paid a sum of $670,000 to terminate his contract with the university. Part of the...

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F. King Alexander resigns following public outcry

March 23, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault. F. King Alexander has put in his letter of resignation as president of Oregon State University following mounting...

Robert Dampf, chair of the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors, has sent a letter to Rani Borkar, chair of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees, refuting several claims made by OSU President F. King Alexander.

LSU board chair ‘beyond offended’ by Alexander’s claims, sends letter to OSU Board of Trustees

March 22, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.Robert Dampf, chair of the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors, has sent a letter to Rani Borkar,...

State Senator Sara Gelser  represents Senate District 8, which includes Corvallis, Ore.

OSU, Corvallis community members voice dissatisfaction with the board’s decision to place Alexander on probation

March 21, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.The Oregon State University and Corvallis, Ore. communities have expressed anger and dissatisfaction following...

An aerial shot of Oregon State Universitys Memorial Union Quad in November of 2005.

Faculty Senate votes no confidence in Alexander, board, calls for resignation

March 18, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.In an overwhelming 109-4 vote with seven abstentions, the Oregon State University Faculty Senate voted to express...

A photo illustration of Oregon State University President F. King Alexander pictured with the OSU logo. Alexander has now resigned after community outrage over how Louisiana State University handled complaints of sexual misconduct during Alexanders tenure as president of LSU.

Alexander stays: Board of Trustees puts president on probationary period despite public demands for termination

March 17, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.Correction: This article previously said the Educator Advancement Council would be hired to review the recommendations...

The Associated Students of Oregon State University sign hangs in the ASOSU office.

ASOSU past, present members call for Alexander’s resignation

March 17, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.A letter has been written calling the resignation of Oregon State University President, F. King Alexander, including...

A file photo from an Oregon State University Board of Trustees meeting on Nov. 20, 2020. The whole board is not pictured here.

WGSS demands resignation of Alexander, board of trustees; ‘OSU has repeatedly failed survivors’

March 16, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.On the evening of March 16, a statement was released on behalf of the faculty in Oregon State University’s Women,...

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Legal director for sexual assault, advocacy group calls Alexander’s response to her testimony ‘deliberately obtuse’

March 16, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.The legal director of a Louisiana-based advocacy group says Oregon State University President F. King Alexander's...

In a Zoom meeting on March 15, Oregon State University President F. King Alexander answered questions from members of OSU’s faculty and staff in regards to the investigations into former Louisiana State University football coach Les Miles, conducted by law firm Husch Blackwell.

Alexander answers pressing questions from OSU faculty: ‘I take ultimate responsibility’

March 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.In a Zoom meeting on March 15, Oregon State University President F. King Alexander answered questions from members...

F. King Alexander, Oregon State Universitys president.

Update: Students create petition calling for president’s resignation, UAOSU “deeply disturbed” by Alexander investigation findings

March 12, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.OSU students have created a petition calling for the resignation of Oregon State University President F. King...

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President Alexander ‘deeply saddened’ by his and LSU’s handling of Title IX allegations

March 8, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.Oregon State University President F. King Alexander said he is “deeply saddened” about Louisiana State University's...

Elizabeth Banderas, a second-year biology student, has been appointed as the Associated Stu- dents of Cascades Campus’ vice president, as well as chair of the Student Fee Committee at OSU-Cascades.

ASCC gains new leadership, prepares for elections in spring

February 22, 2021

While the Corvallis, Ore. campus of Oregon State University was preparing to elect the next class of student leaders to the Associated Students of OSU Senate, House and Executive branches, the OSU-Cascades...

A snow man seen outside a house on SW Kings Street enjoying the Corvallis snow. 

Unexpected snow in Corvallis, no warnings for road closures

January 26, 2021

The day came to a standstill when an unexpected bout of snow began falling Tuesday morning, causing a Winter Weather Advisory to be issued within the bounds of Corvallis, Ore.Oregon State University sent...

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Three Greek organizations under investigation, CFSL withholds which organizations

December 8, 2020

Three Greek Life organizations—two Sororities and one Fraternity—were notified as currently undergoing an investigation for allegedly violating statewide COVID-19 guidelines as of Nov. 13, according...

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Corvallis Police Log: Sept. 21-27

October 2, 2020

September 21Warrant ArrestAt approximately 3 p.m., a man flagged down a police officer to request information regarding tags attached to a bicycle he had recently purchased. During the interaction, it...

Corvallis City Councilman Charles Maughan (left), holding Black Lives Matter banner with fellow members of the community during Saturdays Breonna Taylor Protest. 

Corvallis rallies for Black lives

September 29, 2020

Correction: This story has been updated to correct a claim that stated Brett Hankinson was accused solely of Breonna Taylor’s muder. In an analysis by the Kentucky State Police, it was determined that...

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Corvallis Police Log: Sept. 14-20

September 22, 2020

September 14Theft 2At approximately 12 p.m., an officer responded to the Sierra Apartments, located on SW Washington Avenue, for a report of a theft. The responding officer spoke to the manager who told...

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Wildfires across Oregon threaten public health and wildlife

September 22, 2020

The sky is a bright red. The air is hard to breathe. Some would say it looks like a scene from a sci-fi movie set on mars, but instead, the images were taken from various areas around the state of Oregon,...

Oregon State University, alongside 19 other universities, launched a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for a new rule requiring international students to take at least one in-person class to remain eligible for their visa. A day after the lawsuit was filed, the government subsequently rescinded the order.

Alongside other universities, OSU launches lawsuit, government subsequently rescinds order

July 23, 2020

Oregon State University, alongside 19 other universities located in Washington, California, Arizona and Utah, launched a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for a new rule requiring international...

Drone photograph of the Memorial Union Quad.

OSU Foundation raises $150 million for student success programs

June 15, 2020

The Oregon State University Foundation has raised over $150 Million “for scholarships, fellowships, student experience funds and other student success programs to support students,” according to a...

The Oregon State University Program Council has announced that MAX will be this year’s Dam Jam artist. While the event has historically been held at Reser Stadium, due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, this year’s Dam Jam event—called Dam Jam From Home—will be held remotely.

Dam Jam to be held remotely, MAX announced as event headliner

May 28, 2020

The Oregon State University Program Council has announced that MAX will be this year’s Dam Jam artist. While the event has historically been held at Reser Stadium, due to concerns over the spread of...

The 2020 census can be filled out online. Census takers will not be able to go door to door during the coronavirus pandemic.

Explained: What Oregon State University students need to know about the 2020 census

April 8, 2020

The 2020 census—conducted once every decade—will attempt to count the population of the United States to determine Congressional districts as well as some federal funding.However, there are a number...

A screenshot taken on March 31, 2020 shows a petition, titled “Reduce Tuition Cost in Response to COVID-19,” which calls on the university to consider reducing the cost of attendance. The petition has been making rounds the past few weeks and has reached over 15,700 signatures from Oregon State University community members, according to its page on the Change.org website. 

Petition to lower tuition reaches 15,700 signatures, gets OSU administration’s attention

March 31, 2020

A petition that has been making rounds the past few weeks has reached over 15,700 signatures from Oregon State University community members, according to its page on the Change.org website. The petition,...

Leah Rietema, organizer of Animal Action Day, sits in the Trysting Tree Lounge, located in the Memorial Union.

Students support animal rights on Animal Action Day

March 9, 2020

Oregon State University’s Community Engagement and Leadership organized Animal Action Day to coordinate a large volunteer effort for local organizations that support animal welfare.According to Leah...

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

Explained: City of Corvallis government

February 3, 2020

Correction: Orange Media Network Photographer Brittnee Barry’s name was initially spelt wrong. The Barometer regrets this error.The barrier between the students of Oregon State University and the city...

Corvallis Fire Chief Kenneth McCarthy, Fire Marshall Jeff Prechel and Dave Busby, the emergency planning manager, address the public at the first Know Your City event. The second event of the series will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 in the public library, with representatives from the Corvallis Police Department.

Corvallis Know Your City events connect public safety staff, public

January 27, 2020

Correction: This story originally misidentified which Corvallis Fire Department official came to his position from San Jose, Calif. The story has been updated. The Barometer regrets this error.Know Your...

OSU’s smoke-free policy began in 2012, where both cigarettes and electronic cigarettes were banned  from all university-owned properties.

Oregon State University updates smoking, tobacco use policy to ban all forms of tobacco

January 13, 2020

On Jan. 9, Oregon State University updated its smoking and tobacco use policy to ban the use of all forms of tobacco, including vaping and chewing, on university-owned property. Steve Clark, the vice...

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Letter to the Editor: Yang’s platform will harm the poor

January 12, 2020

Voting for Andrew Yang is reckless. I know many Yang supporters. I like those Yang supporters as people, however, voting for him might likely be one of the most reckless actions one can take in this primary...

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