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In an effort to provide Oregon State University students with the opportunity to acquire workforce experience, OSU faculty members launched an internship pilot program called InternSHIFT.

OSU faculty members team up to create summer pilot to provide work opportunities for students amid COVID-19 pandemic

September 9, 2020

Clarification: Agilyx Inc. and Chemica Technologies were not originally listed as InternSHIFT's confirmed partners. This has been resolved.Due to COVID-19, many summer internships were canceled. In an...

Andy Dong, former professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering has started his position as the head of the School of MIME.

Former head of the School of MIME, colleagues welcome the new school head Andy Dong

September 9, 2020

Andy Dong, former professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering has started his position as the head of the School of MIME. Dong graduated from University of California,...

Oregon State University hired Edgar Rodriguez for the interim associate vice president for public safety and chief of police position, starting May 25, but stepped down after nearly three months in the role. 

OSU’s Chief of Police Edgar Rodriguez leaves position

August 19, 2020

Edgar Rodriguez, Oregon State University’s interim associate vice president for public safety and chief of police, has stepped down from his position after nearly three months in the role. Rodriguez...

Oregon State Universitys Valley Library will be one of the buildings reopening for the fall term, while most in-person instruction will be conducted remotely.

Update: OSU moves majority of fall term instruction online, reminds students importance of wearing face coverings indoors

August 12, 2020

OSU President F. King Alexander and OSU Provost and Executive Vice President Edward Feser sent a letter to all OSU students on August 11, stating that based on careful monitoring of the status of COVID-19,...

An employee sits at the equipment desk of Dixon Recreation Center. 

Transgender, non-binary students feel ‘exposed’ using Dixon’s all-gender changing room, gym looks to accommodate

August 10, 2020

Students have expressed feeling exposed due to the location of the entrance to the all-gender changing room in Dixon Recreation Center at Oregon State University. The gym contains two all-gender restrooms...

Victor Villegas, Co-lead of the STEAM summer project, #CovidCorridos, discusses various details of the program offered to students.

Mariachi STEAM summer camp canceled due to COVID-19, community comes together, creates new program

August 3, 2020

The Mariachi Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics camp, one of the 4-H Youth Development programs at Oregon State University, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. OSU community members, members...

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.

International students still feel pressure, even after ICE restrictions are lifted

July 28, 2020

While the ICE restrictions for international students have been lifted, some international students still feel pressured by the ruling. Oregon State University community members are showing their support...

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OSU expressed ‘displeasure’ after Oregon State Police trooper refused to wear mask in establishment

July 21, 2020

After a trooper from the Oregon State Police refused to wear a mask inside a local coffee shop, Oregon State University expressed feeling displeased with the trooper’s behavior, and set expectations...

Bennys Business Closet, located on the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus, offers students affordable business attire.

Recent graduates look to join the workforce, others have plans to build their skills, portfolio over summer

July 5, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is a part of the 2020 graduation issue. Graduation is when a student completes their degree program, whereas, Commencement is an optional ceremony to celebrate graduating students. The...

OMN Archives: Melissa Calhoun studies in the MU lounge in the evening.

OSU students offer advice regarding study strategies, spots on campus

June 20, 2020

As incoming students begin their first year at Oregon State University, they will find several study spots on campus that work best for them and could contribute to their academic success. Experienced...

Lalo Rodriguez Amezcua, third-year fisheries and wildlife student and president of the Omega Delta Phi fraternity, smiles for a Zoom portrait. “Our chapter is currently Latino majority but we are welcoming to anyone. ODPhi gives us a space within our chapter and our council to surround us with people who all share the same concerns and experiences that come with being a minority attending a [predominantly white institution],” Rodriguez Amezcua said via email.

Leaders, members of multicultural sororities, fraternities encourage underrepresented minorities to join Greek organizations

June 17, 2020

This article is a part of the START issue, a guide for all incoming Oregon State University students and their families going through START, which aims to help familiarize them with the campus, college...

Face mask-wearing marchers hold signs and chant during the March for Black Lives on June 7. 

Students write letter to Ed Ray after ‘passive’ email regarding issues faced by Black communities

June 12, 2020

Ed Ray, Oregon State University president, sent an email to all OSU students on May 31, calling for immediate action after the death of George Floyd. While some students applaud his words, others call...

Fourth-year Oregon State University student Tim Shelton is a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and currently serves as the Interfraternity Council president.

Fraternities, sororities work to safely recruit new members amid pandemic

June 5, 2020

Editor's note: Tim Shelton is employed by Orange Media Network on the marketing team, and sometimes works with The Daily Barometer. Fraternities and sororities at Oregon State University are working to...

Oregon State University is adapting student resources that were originally on campus, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources such as the Mathematics & Statistics Learning Center and The Writing Center use Zoom, email and telephone for consultations. These centers are also using Slack in order to help students with any questions they might have. The background image of this collage is courtesy of Oregon Digital, OSUs online archives.

OSU continues to offer specialized student resources despite COVID-19 restrictions

May 13, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations within Oregon State University have had to make some changes to resources offered to students, such as engineering printing, math tutoring and legal consultations.The...

SOTI: social media

Students on the Internet: How has your social media use changed during isolation?

May 6, 2020

Fischer JemisonFourth-year Computer Science student “I would say that I am on my phone more because I am in my house more. I don’t know if I am using social media like Facebook and Instagram necessarily...

Fernando Martinez

Fernando Martinez: Indefinitely postponing OSU commencement, while important, hits first-generation students’ families hard

May 1, 2020

This Q&A is the fourteenth in a 19-part series, "19 COVID-19 Stories," diving into the unique perspectives of the Corvallis community as they face COVID-19 and all its social and economic effects. Fernando...

Michael Ferns stands with his sister, Ashley. 

Michael Ferns: Don’t panic buy, don’t chew out grocery store workers for things they can’t control

April 22, 2020

This Q&A is the twelfth in a 19-part series, "19 COVID-19 Stories," updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, diving into the unique perspectives of the Corvallis community as they face COVID-19...

Tinder, a popular dating app, insists that social distancing can still be social. Many college students have increased their usage of Tinder during this global pandemic, finding digital ways to talk to new people.

Students find creative ways to spark romance amid global pandemic

April 21, 2020

While everybody is cooped up in their homes, potentially isolated, people have turned to social media to stay connected to others, and with that comes online dating. Some people have even gotten creative...

Ann Aipperspach is a non-traditional 47 year old Oregon State University senior student, working toward a major in history.

Ann Aipperspach: Wishing people understood what it means to be immunocompromised during COVID-19 pandemic

April 16, 2020

This Q&A is the ninth in a 19-part series, "19 COVID-19 Stories," updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, diving into the unique perspectives of the Corvallis community as they face COVID-19 and...

This photo was taken on March 15, 2020. We Have Work To Do aims to raise awareness around campus with branded buttons and stickers. Their message is a reminder that there is still work to be done to support and uplift minoritized community members.

We Have Work To Do campaign progresses toward goals to increase diversity, equity, inclusion despite pandemic

April 9, 2020

Since its launch in the 2018/19 academic year, the campaign We Have Work To Do has worked towards making Oregon State University a more inclusive and equitable campus. In the second year of the campaign,...

Jennifer Miranda is the owner and a caregiver at Miranda Manor Care Home, LLC.

Jennifer Miranda: Protecting the health of elderly residents, giving them ‘the respect they so deserve’

April 8, 2020

This Q&A is the sixth in a 19-part series, "19 COVID-19 Stories," updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, diving into the unique perspectives of the Corvallis community as they face COVID-19 and...

This photo was taken on March 13, 2020. Professor Charles Dietz teaching Writing for the Professional Media in Bexell Hall at Oregon State University. OSUs Faculty Senate Advancement of Teaching Committee is in the process of approving a framework to evaluate teaching in a more effective way.

OSU in process to implement Quality Teaching Framework

April 8, 2020

Oregon State University’s Faculty Senate Advancement of Teaching Committee is in the process of approving a framework to evaluate teaching in a more effective way. Some students might see these changes...

Sheila OKeefe is the executive director at the South Corvallis Food Pantry Bank. 

Sheila O’Keefe: Not giving up on families who need the food pantry

March 30, 2020

This Q&A is the second in a 19-part series, "19 COVID-19 Stories," updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, diving into the unique perspectives of the Corvallis community as they face COVID-19 and...

Per Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-12, all Oregon gyms, sports and fitness centers, health clubs and exercise studios are temporarily closed. Those who want to remain physically active during the coronavirus outbreak have to do so within their homes, or while practicing social distancing outside, which requires a six-foot distance between others.

Amid Oregon gym closures, OSU community finds new ways to stay active

March 29, 2020

Dixon Recreation Center, Oregon State University’s gymnasium, closed all their indoor sport facilities to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 until April 28. Per Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order...

Students sit in the International Living-Learning Center on campus, getting ready for finals.

Some International students “go home with a mix of feelings” following COVID-19 outbreak

March 16, 2020

Following Oregon State University’s recent shift to remote classes due to COVID-19 precautionary protocols, some international students have to make a tough decision. Some choose to travel back to their...

This illustration represents how renters rights are not always clear to student renters. With the help of Associated Students of Oregon State University’s Student Legal Services, they can save money and avoid disputes with their landlord.

Renter’s rights knowledge can save time, money

March 2, 2020

Students can save money and avoid disputes with their landlords by learning about their renter rights, with the help of Associated Students of Oregon State University’s Student Legal Services.In an email,...

Many students show enthusiasm towards the creation of the organizations while discussing next steps, requirements and interests for their student organizations.

Indigenous organizations open their arms to new members

February 17, 2020

The American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Cobell Scholars and the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Initiative are some of the new Indigenous organizations that are now available for OSU students. In...

Pictured is a photo illustration of a practice ACT test that is ripped down the center. President Ed Ray released a statement on March 25, notifying Oregon State University students that standardized testing scores—the ACT or SAT— would no longer be required for admission, allowing for a “test-flexible” approach.

Future OSU students may no longer be required to submit ACT or SAT scores

February 10, 2020

Future Oregon State University students may no longer be required to submit ACT or SAT scores as the university is exploring a test-optional approach for enrollment.Should this policy be implemented, incoming...

Freshman Jacob Yen orders at Five Four One at McNary, one of the dining halls on campus that offers a variety of restaurants.

Best of 2020: OSU on-campus food

January 21, 2020

First place: Panda ExpressOregon State University students and the Corvallis, Ore. community chose Panda Express as one of the top three “Best of Food on campus.”Sally Wang, a chemistry student at...

OSU has at least 207 gender-inclusive restrooms in at least 75  buildings, according to Gabriel Merrell, the director of access and affirmative action with Equal Opportunity and Access.

ASOSU pushes for inclusive hygienic resources

January 13, 2020

The Memorial Union and Student Experience Center will be including free feminine hygiene products and installing hygiene bins in all restrooms, regardless of gender. The installation will take place this...

The McAlexander Fieldhouse is home to both the Army and Air Force ROTC branches.

Army ROTC earns victory at 2019 Ranger Challenge

November 25, 2019

Earlier this month, the Oregon State University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, won the Task Force West Ranger Challenge Competition. The team was formed by 10 students from OSU.The annual Task Force...

An overflowing garbage can outside of Shepard Hall is filled with plastic cups, bags and takeaway containers.

New program aims to cut back on non- recyclable, single-use cups

November 18, 2019

Several organizations and clubs at Oregon State University are working together on a new proposal to reduce the waste that the university produces. This program will cut back on single-use cups that are...

Tess Webster-Henry is one of the mental health promotional team coordinators with CAPS, and has helped develop the new suicide prevention program called Kognito.

Oregon State University to use Kognito at-risk training

October 28, 2019

Counseling & Psychological Services will release an online interactive training for students, faculty, and staff. The program will use Kognito, a real-life mental health simulation to give users the...

Fresh food lies spread across a cutting board. 

OSU continues their effort to fight food insecurity on campus

October 21, 2019

Last spring, OSU President Ed Ray brought attention to food insecurity at Oregon State University. Since then, efforts have been made to improve the situation of food insecurity on campus.In an email,...


Integrative Biology Graduate Student Association lays foundation for their diversity, inclusion goals

October 14, 2019

40 staff members, post-doctoral individuals, faculty and students attended the Equity, Justice and Inclusion retreat day held by the Integrative Biology Graduate Student Association last month in Cordley...

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Suicide prevention training upcoming

October 14, 2019

Oregon State University Counseling & Psychological Services hopes to reduce the amount of suicides by students, currently the second leading cause of death for ages 10-34, by hosting suicide prevention...

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Prominent gender violence prevention speaker to visit OSU

October 14, 2019

Jackson Katz, Ph.D, co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention, an organization recognized for their gender violence prevention programs, will visit Oregon State University to promote gender equality...

SEIU 503 members and classified workers of Oregon State University rally in front of Kerr Administration building on Sept. 12.

Graduate employee union stands in solidarity with classified employee union

September 30, 2019

Although the Coalition of Graduate Employees was not going to strike alongside the classified employees union, SEIU, they aimed to show support in other ways, and believe the classified employees deserve...


FAFSA application opens Oct. 1

September 30, 2019

Correction: A previous version of this story had the incorrect school priority deadline. This issue has been corrected. The Barometer regrets this error. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid ...

OSU Rec Sports offers mens, womens, and co-ed basketball leagues during winter term. 

Oregon State Rec Sports offers fitness options for students

September 20, 2019

Correction: We initially published Dixon Recreation Center's summer hours instead of the academic year hours. This error has been corrected.In addition to tuition, the majority of Oregon State University...

MealBux food insecurity

MealBux, ScholarDollars available to OSU students in need

September 20, 2019

Clarification: We initially published this story without including a source's full last name on every reference. This has been updated.Many students struggle with food insecurity, but not all students...

Oregon State Univeristy researchers Margaret Burnett and Anita Sarma, co-directors of GenderMag. 

Oregon State University researchers create method to make software more gender-inclusive

July 15, 2019

In recent years it has been discovered by Margaret Burnett and her team that the majority of software systems have unintentional gender bias favoring traditional male cognitive styles. Burnett is the co-director...

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