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Correction: Pride Center: A Home Away From Home

September 21, 2022

Barometer staff was notified of an error in the original version of this story about using the wrong pronouns for Marin Monteith. The article has been corrected as of 4:34 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21....

Correction: OSU Public Safety Department squires new device for traffic safety

September 21, 2022

Correction: The story originally incorrectly mis-spelled the name of the OSU chief and associate vice president of Public Safety, Shanon Anderson. The online version of the story has been corrected and...

Correction: OSU students report issues with accessibility on campus

March 29, 2022

Correction: The story originally incorrectly stated Gabriel Merrell is the director of Disability Access Services. This has been corrected to state that Merrel is the director of Access and Affirmative...

Correction: COP26 restates efforts to limit global warming; Corvallis, OSU aim to reduce carbon footprint

December 13, 2021

This story originally incorrectly stated the Corvallis Home Energy Score Program received $58,000 from the Corvallis Climate Action Advisory Board. The correct information is the Corvallis Climate Action...

Correction: CSD parents respond to discussion of potential vaccine mandate

November 19, 2021

This story incorrectly stated that Corvallis School District Superintendent Ryan Noss introduced a resolution to the Corvallis School Board regarding a potential COVID-19 vaccine mandate, and stated that...

NW Monroe Avenue was blocked off Tuesday afternoon following a gas leak due to a natural gas line being struck accidentally during construction on the street. The gas line was shut off by 5:15 p.m. and officials say the street will be closed to through traffic until late Tuesday night.

Natural gas leak shuts down Monroe Avenue

September 14, 2021

An underground natural gas line near NW Monroe Avenue and NW 25th Street in Corvallis was punctured at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday while a construction company was conducting utility work. After the natural...

A Corvallis Fire Department fire engine departs from the Oregon State University campus after responding to a possible natural gas leak at Weniger Hall on September 8.

Reports of natural gas odor found in OSU building

September 8, 2021

Weniger Hall on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus was evacuated Wednesday afternoon around 1 p.m. after an odor of natural gas was reported in the building. OSU Police Chief Shanon Anderson...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, signs requiring masks within Oregon State University buildings were posted up around campus; pictured here are signs in the Memorial Union on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus. With Delta variant cases of COVID-19 rising in Oregon, the university will be reinstating its face covering policies in indoor public spaces—which was initially lifted on June 30—effective immediately. 

OSU reinstates face covering policy for public indoor spaces

August 5, 2021

Oregon State University officials announced Thursday that masks will be required in all indoor public spaces on campus, effective immediately, due to rising COVID-19 Delta variant cases across the state...

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2021 Commencement

June 7, 2021

2021 Commencement is the theme of The Daily Barometer's June print issue, , now available on newsstands across Corvallis, Ore. and Oregon State University's Corvallis campus. The Baro wants to celebrate...

Candace Baltz was the former director of Experiential Learning & Engagement.

Former OSU director files BOLI complaint against the university; claims discrimination on the basis of disability, sex, gender

March 22, 2021

Correction: This article previously got Baltz's title as director of Experiential Learning & Activities wrong, and instead, said Experiential Learning & Engagement. This issue has been resolved. Candace...

Coverage of F. King Alexanders handling of LSU misconduct, Title IX, investigation, more

Coverage of F. King Alexander’s handling of LSU misconduct, Title IX, investigation, more

March 12, 2021

Editor's note: Breaking news briefs are published to get the initial news out to the community in a timely manner before starting an investigative or more in-depth piece on the topic. If the bottom of...

125 Years of The Daily Barometer

125 Years of The Daily Barometer

March 1, 2021

The Daily Barometer celebrates 125th anniversary on March 16, 2021. The paper was first established as The College Barometer in 1896. The cover photo is courtesy of OSU Special Collections & Archives...

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Convicted level II sex offender caught illegally entering Wilson Hall, cited for criminal trespass

February 12, 2021

The Oregon State University Police arrested Felipe Morfin, a convicted Level II sex offender, on the OSU Corvallis campus Thursday night. According to an email sent out to OSU students by the Department...


OSU’s 2021 Commencement ceremonies to be conducted virtually

February 3, 2021

Oregon State University and OSU-Cascades spring Commencement ceremonies will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "Our sincere hope is that someday in the future, we will be able to...

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OSU course instruction to remain mainly remote through spring term

January 15, 2021

Oregon State University officials announced Friday afternoon that they are planning for course instruction on the Corvallis campus for spring term to remain primarily through remote modalities due to the...

Gas leak on OSU campus poses no additional danger to students

October 6, 2020

The Oregon State Police were notified at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday night that an odor of gas was collecting on the south side of the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.The leak was localized...

OSU to continue remote instruction through winter 2021

October 5, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, OSU announced Monday morning that a large majority of courses will be taught remotely through the winter term. "We will continue to use remote delivery to contribute...

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Benton County’s rates remain relatively low in COVID-19 cases in comparison to surrounding counties

October 2, 2020

Benton County Health officials report average COVID-19 cases per 10,000 people in both Linn, Benton and surrounding counties, giving community members a snapshot of how the Corvallis community compares...

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COVID-19 present on OSU campus; TRACE OSU testing available

October 1, 2020

Up to 1,000 students, faculty and staff at Oregon State University may be voluntarily tested randomly for COVID-19 weekly through the TRACE OSU project.According to an email sent on Sept. 30 to all OSU...

2020 OSU Back-to-School Issue

2020 OSU Back-to-School Issue

September 29, 2020

The Baro has put together this issue to inform Oregon State University's incoming class, as well as returning students about the impacts COVID-19 has had on the university and what to expect this fall. This...

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Most fall term classes at OSU to be conducted remotely

August 11, 2020

Oregon State University will conduct most fall term classes remotely in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 among the university community, as conditions trend toward level three of OSU’s four...

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Unemployment rose in Benton County during initial COVID-19 lockdown

August 10, 2020

Benton County saw a moderate rise in unemployment claims during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown—compared to other counties in the area—data shows.Data from the State of Oregon...

Local Boyz is located in Cobblestone Square at 1425 NW Monroe Ave.

Corvallis restaurants remain open with COVID-19 restrictions

August 10, 2020

In an era of uncertainty, one thing remains constant: there are always good places to get a bite in Corvallis, Ore.Ranging from early-morning cafes to late-night stops for a slice of pizza, here are five...

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OSU’s 2020 Commencement ceremonies canceled, graduates invited to 2021 ceremonies

July 31, 2020

Oregon State University’s Bend and Corvallis, Ore. campuses will no longer hold their rescheduled 2020 Commencement ceremonies in the fall, according to the university President F. King Alexander. Due...

Hundreds of face mask-wearing marchers raise their firsts to signify their support for the Black Lives Matter movement during the June 7 March for Black Lives.

Editorial: To report the full truth, The Baro must address the ways we have perpetuated systemic injustices

June 27, 2020

Editorials are opinion pieces which reflect the majority view of The Daily Barometer's editorial board. Black lives matter. Black voices matter. The Daily Barometer stands in solidarity with those demanding...

A screenshot taken June 2 of Oregon State Universitys fall term reopening plan—presented by Dan Larson, vice provost of Student Affairs, at a remote, open forum held by OSU administration—shows six initiatives to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus during fall term.

[Photo] Fall term to include mandatory face-coverings, social distancing, other policy changes announced during forum

June 4, 2020

A screenshot taken June 2 of Oregon State University's fall term reopening plan—presented by Dan Larson, vice provost of Student Affairs, at a remote, open forum held by OSU administration—shows...

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City of Corvallis begins reopening with some facilities on appointment basis

May 29, 2020

The City of Corvallis announced Friday, May 29, that it will reopen certain facilities and offices for essential business appointments on Monday, June 1.The openings include City Hall, but not larger facilities...

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Benton County reopens restaurants, gatherings of up to 25 people

May 15, 2020

Benton County, along with many other counties around Oregon, reopened numerous businesses Friday, May 15. Other COVID-19 measures remain in effect.After Gov. Kate Brown’s plans to reopen Oregon’s businesses...

The Department of Public Safety is located on the second floor of Cascade Hall on 17th and Washington Way. Oregon State Universitys contract with Oregon State Police ends on June 30, and in its place, OSU has established a Corvallis campus police department. 

OSU hires new interim associate vice president for Public Safety, chief of police

May 12, 2020

Oregon State University has just announced the hiring of Edgar Rodriguez for the role of interim associate vice president for public safety and chief of police, starting May 25.Rodriguez currently works...

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OSU campuses to reopen for late summer, entire fall term

May 11, 2020

Oregon State University plans to reopen its campuses for summer sessions four and five, as well as the entirety of fall term, as announced in an all-student email sent out on May 11 by Edward Feser, provost...

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OSU hopes to begin reopening campuses late May, resume in-person teaching end of summer

May 1, 2020

Oregon State University is hoping for the best and planning for the worst, according to an announcement stating its intent to launch a phased reopening of its campuses, including the Corvallis, Ore. campus,...

A screenshot taken April 29, 2020, of a petition for the termination of engineering instructors Natasha Mallette and Trevor Carlisle to be overturned, shows that 1,155 students, staff and community members have signed. 

[Photo] Students take action, push administration to overturn termination of two engineering instructors

April 30, 2020

A screenshot taken April 29, 2020, of a petition for the termination of engineering instructors Natasha Mallette and Trevor Carlisle to be overturned, shows that 1,155 students, staff and community members...

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OSU scientists to launch nation’s first TRACE-COVID study

April 16, 2020

Oregon State University scientists will be launching a public health study called TRACE-COVID in order to understand how prevalent the virus is among the Corvallis community, according to an all-student...

Drone photograph of the Memorial Union Quad.

OSU loosens S/U grading option requirements for spring term

April 1, 2020

Oregon State University students may now opt to change the grading scale for even their major classes from a letter scale to S/U, which stands for satisfactory/unsatisfactory, and they also have an extended...

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Oregon State University student tests positive for COVID-19

March 28, 2020

An Oregon State University alert was sent out on March 28, announcing that an OSU student has tested positive for COVID-19 on March 16. According to the alert, the student is not currently located in...

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Oregonians required to stay at home following governor’s executive order

March 23, 2020

Oregonians must stay at home or be slapped with a Class C misdemeanor, except for a few specific exceptions, after an executive order was issued by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday morning. The "Stay Home, Save...

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OSU moves to remote instruction for all of spring term 2020

March 18, 2020

All Oregon State University classes will be delivered via remote instruction for all of spring term 2020, according to an email sent out by the school. The email also states that students who were going...

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UPDATE: City of Corvallis declares local emergency; cancels events, closes facilities

March 13, 2020

The city of Corvallis announced Friday a number of cancellations and closures as part of global efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 causing strain of coronavirus, which has prompted numerous restrictions...

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OSU restricts finals to online-only, remote classes after spring term where possible

March 11, 2020

Clarification: Finals and courses will be conducted remotely where possible.All winter term Oregon State University finals will be conducted online, and spring term classes will be conducted remotely starting...

Correction: Nick Hurley prepares to take over as Corvallis Police Chief

March 9, 2020

Corvallis City Manager Mark Shepard's name was originally spelled incorrectly throughout an article published March 9 about Corvallis Police Captain Nick Hurley, who becomes Chief on June 30. The Barometer...


Skateboarder disregards stop sign on OSU campus, hits car, given citation

March 4, 2020

One person was injured in an accident and treated on the scene yesterday, after they failed to stop at a stop sign while skateboarding on campus and hit a vehicle.A male was riding his electric skateboard...

ASOSU President Isabel Nuñez Pérez, right, and Vice President Metzin Rodriguez. 

Nuñez Pérez-Rodriguez ticket elected president, vice president

February 26, 2020

The confirmed winners of the Associated Students of Oregon State University 2020 Presidential and Vice Presidential Elections are Isabel Nuñez Pérez, president-elect, and Metzin Rodriguez, vice president-elect.They...

Associated Students of Oregon State University Presidential Candidate Jack Hill, left, and Vice Presidential Candidate Gretchen Fujimura pose in front of the Memorial Union. 

Hill-Fujimura campaign drops appeal

February 26, 2020

Updated on March 3, 2020: Chief Elections Officer Kylie Boenisch of the Elections Committee has provided a response to Jack Hill's statement, which has been added to this article.  Updated on Feb. 28,...

Associated Students of Oregon State University Presidential Candidate Jack Hill, left, and Vice Presidential Candidate Gretchen Fujimura pose in front of the Memorial Union. 

ASOSU presidential ticket appeals campaign violation charge

February 21, 2020

Associated Students of Oregon State University Presidential Candidate Jack Hill, and Vice Presidential Candidate Gretchen Fujimura plan to appeal their charge of committing major campaign violation rule...

Correction: ASOSU insert in Feb. 17 issue

February 18, 2020

In an insert paid for by the Associated Students of Oregon State University in the Feb. 17 issue of The Barometer, biographical information for three candidates was incorrect due based on incorrect information...

Nick Hurley was appointed by Corvallis City Manager Mark Shepard to take over as the next chief of the Corvallis Police Department when Jon Sassaman retires on June 30.

Nick Hurley named next Corvallis Police Department chief

February 16, 2020

Nick Hurley has been appointed to succeed Jon Sassaman as the chief of the Corvallis Police Department, the city announced on February 11. Sassaman is scheduled to retire on June 30.Hurley will work closely...

Drone photograph of the Memorial Union Quad.

Oregon State Police decides to terminate its law enforcement services for OSU’s Corvallis campus

October 23, 2019

The Oregon State Police have decided to end their law enforcement services for Oregon State University's Corvallis campus, saying they need to "focus OSP personally and resources on statewide policing...

Oregon State Police releases body cam footage from controversial Oregon State University student arrest

Oregon State Police releases body cam footage from controversial Oregon State University student arrest

October 21, 2019

The Oregon State Police has released the body cam footage from the Oct. 13 arrest of Oregon State University student Genesis Hansen, whose arrest has sparked controversy in the community, with some claiming...

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Editorial: Knowing your rights is a courageous act

October 21, 2019

The police have the right to pull citizens over. Genesis Hansen had the right to full understanding of the circumstances of her stop and her arrest. She should have been able to ask for the law requiring...

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DJ Robotaki to headline Oregon State University Program Council’s Hauntcert 2019

October 11, 2019

Canadian DJ Robotaki will headline Oregon State University's first ever Hauntcert on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Hauncert, held in honor of the Halloween season, will be held in front of the Memorial Union...

OSU Classified staff rally members speaking with executive members in front of Kerr Administration 1500 SW Jefferson Avenue. 

Strike averted as Oregon public universities, classified staff reach agreement

September 28, 2019

The classified employee strike at planned for Monday, Sept. 30 at all Oregon public universities has been called off after an agreement regarding worker wages, benefits and classifications. The proposed...

OSU Classified staff rally members speaking with executive members in front of Kerr Administration 1500 SW Jefferson Avenue. 

OSU planning ahead for potential classified worker strike

September 27, 2019

Oregon State University has released a list of services which will be impacted on Monday, should classified employees go on strike. While classes will continue in the case of a strike, the university...

The Human Services Resource Center in Champinefu Lodge at the edge of campus is open to both the public and students, and they offer a variety different services.

OSU students receive low-cost, free services

September 20, 2019

The Human Services Resource Center at Oregon State University offers a variety of free and low-cost options, such as food, textbook rentals and reduced-cost parking permit applications. “The HSRC Food...

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Options vary for OSU students buying, renting textbooks

September 20, 2019

Starting college and preparing for classes can be stressful, and before graduating high school, many students have not had to rent or purchase textbooks. Oregon State University offers a variety of ways...


Student Health Services, CAPS provide medical treatment, counseling to OSU students

September 20, 2019

When a student is sick, the severity of their illness could prevent them from attending class or a midterm. Student Health Services in the Plageman Building on the Oregon State University Corvallis...

Crime scene near Foster Farms on Thursday morning following an active shooter incident

Active shooter in Corvallis area on July 18

July 19, 2019

The Corvallis Police Department got a call on Thursday morning about a "man spotted with a gun" at the Foster Farms plant located at 855 northwest eighth street in Corvallis. The Linn-Benton Community...

Police Log: June 28-July 1

July 1, 2019

Friday, June 28 Identity Theft An officer called a woman to follow up on a report she had made claiming somebody had opened up multiple credit accounts in her name. They showed on her credit report and...

OSU Baseball junior catcher Adley Rutschman is congratulated by fans following the NCAA Regionals game in Goss Stadium. 

Rutschman wins the Golden Spikes Award

June 13, 2019

Oregon State Baseball junior catcher Adley Rutschman won the 42nd Golden Spikes Award this evening in Omaha, Neb.Rutschman is the first OSU Baseball player to be honored with the award, which is given...

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UPDATE: OSU campus experiences partial power outage due to faulty switch

June 7, 2019

This story was updated at 4:10 p.m.After a faulty electrical switch triggered a power outage on the Oregon State University campus Friday morning, electrical service was restored to all buildings, according...


Oregon State library evacuated, threatening message left on whiteboard

June 4, 2019

 Update: This story has been updated at 2:28 p.m. to include additional information from OSU Alerts   The Oregon State University Valley Library was evacuated at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon after...

OSU junior catcher Adley Rutschman extends a fist bump to fans at Goss Stadium after the Beavers fell to Creighton in the NCAA Corvallis Regionals.

Adley Rutschman taken No. 1 overall by Orioles in 2019 MLB Draft

June 3, 2019

After three seasons on the Oregon State Baseball team, junior catcher Adley Rutschman was taken by the Baltimore Orioles for the first pick of the 2019 MLB Draft on Monday evening.Rutschman, a native of...


Student protestors demand improved music program | Photo Gallery

May 2, 2019

Students marched on Thursday from Community Hall to Bexell Hall to advocate for increased resources and transparency regarding funding decisions on behalf of the Music Department of Oregon State University....


ODOT moves eastern closure of Highway 34 to Peoria Road, expect delays

April 11, 2019

The eastern closure point for Highway 34 will now be at Peoria Road, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation on Thursday. Lanes will be reduced to one lane going each way. Fast moving flood...


Road closures from flooding prompts estimated 80 minute OSU-Albany commute, HWY 34 remains closed

April 10, 2019

With flooding causing road closures of major roadways in the Corvallis-Albany area, the expected travel time from campus to Albany is estimated to take 80 minutes, according to Google Maps, at the height...

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ODOT closes Highway 34, U.S. 20 near Corvallis due to flooding

April 9, 2019

The intersection of Highway 34 and U.S. 20 in Corvallis has been closed by the Oregon Department of Transportation due to flood waters covering the roadway. Highway 34 will be closed between Peoria Road...


Jesse McCartney is 2019 DAM JAM opener

March 31, 2019

Jesse McCartney will be a featured artist at Oregon State University's DAM JAM 2019, according to a video posted on OSU Program Council's Facebook page. Student ticket packages are priced $30 and can...

Corrections: March 11 – 17

March 31, 2019

March 11The story 'OSU provides academic support for students with disabilities' misstates Gabriel Merrell's title. Merrell is the director of Access and Affirmative Action and deputy ADA coordinator...

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Former OSU student Andrew Oswalt arraigned on misdemeanor charge, pleads not guilty

March 25, 2019

Andrew Oswalt, a former Oregon State University student, was arraigned Monday on one count of criminal mischief in the second degree for allegedly damaging a sign belonging to a Corvallis community member....

OSU President Ed Ray

OSU President Ray to step down in 15 months

March 22, 2019

Oregon State University President Ed Ray announced on Friday that he in intends to step down from his position on June 30, 2020 to conclude a 17-year tenure, according to an All-Student email. Ray stated...

A screenshot of Rick Singers Twitter account. 

Weatherford Hall photo featured on college admissions scam Twitter account

March 13, 2019

Rick Singer, the man in charge of a university admissions bribery and test fraud scandal, used a photo of Weatherford hall on a Twitter account connected to the illegal scheme.William Rick Singer pleaded...

OSU senior guard Stephen Thompson Jr. (MIDDLE) leads his team in a fast break against California forward Matt Bradley (LEFT). Thompson Jr. scored 21 points to help the Beavers secure the 79-71 victory, as well as two assists and two steals.

Three OSU Men’s Basketball players earn Pac-12 honors, Tinkle named to All-Pac-12 First Team

March 11, 2019

Tres Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr. and Kylor Kelley received Pac-12 honors on Monday after votes were cast by the conference coaches.Tinkle was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and is the only repeat...

OSU sophomore guard Destiny Slocum goes high for the lay up over two Utah defenders. Slocum helped the Beavers earn the 71-63 win over the Utes by scoring 20 points, five assists and three steals on the night.

Four OSU Women’s Basketball players awarded Pac-12 honors, Goodman named Sixth Player of the Year

March 6, 2019

   Aleah Goodman, Destiny Slocum and Mikayla Pivec were awarded Pac-12 recognition for the conference's annual media awards on Tuesday. Goodman, a sophomore guard, won the Pac-12 Sixth Player of the...

Second-year ecological engineering student Dan Hofmann prepares for summer courses outside the Memorial Union. 

OSU changes fee structure for transcript requests, e-transcipts now free

March 5, 2019

   Oregon State University has announced that PDF e-transcript requests will now be free of charge in an updated fee structure for official transcripts that will go into effect on March 6, according...

Oregon State and Idaho swimmers swim neck-and-neck to try and grab a win for their team. The Beavers were the ones to walk away victorious from the meet with a final score of 159.5-96.5.

Oregon State Athletics to discontinue women’s swimming program

March 4, 2019

   Oregon State Women's Swimming will be discontinued at the end of the 2018-19 season, according to an all-university email sent on Monday from Director of Athletics Scott Barnes.    According to...

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OSU seeks information related to attempted filming in campus bathroom

February 26, 2019

The Oregon State University Department of Public Safety is asking for information related to a reported incident of attempted filming in a Memorial Union bathroom. On Tuesday, at approximately 2 p.m.,...

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Winter Weather Advisory: Oregon State Corvallis campus delays opening until noon

February 25, 2019

Due to snow accumulation and inclement weather, the Oregon State University Corvallis Campus will delay opening until noon. An OSU advisory email suggest commuters use caution throughout the day when traveling...

ASOSU President, Rachel Josephson (left), and Kylie Boenisch, vice president of ASOSU (right),  stand together in front of the Memorial Union.

Rachel Josephson, Kylie Boenisch elected 2019-20 ASOSU President and Vice President

February 22, 2019

Rachel Josephson and Kylie Boenisch will serve as next year's Associated Students of Oregon State University President and Vice President, with 4,213 students voting in the 2019 election.In last year's...

Correction: ASOSU insert in Feb. 11 issue

February 17, 2019

In an insert paid for by the Associated Students of Oregon State University in the Feb. 11 issue of The Barometer, biographical information for two candidates was incorrect. The correct prior applicable...

An adult male caught on camera constructing a building using wood from the OSUs McDonald-Dunn Research Forest. 

Law enforcement seeks help finding man building structure in OSU research forest

February 7, 2019

   The Benton County Sheriff's Office is seeking help identifying an adult male caught on camera building a structure in Oregon State University's McDonald-Dunn Research Forest. According to the Sheriff's...


Winter Weather Advisory: University delays opening campus until 10 a.m.

February 5, 2019

   Oregon State University will delay opening campus until 10 a.m due to light snow accumulation and inclement weather. All university-related classes and events on campus from 8 to 10 a.m. are cancelled.  ...

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Two-hour delay for OSU Corvallis campus

February 5, 2019

   There is a 2-hour delay for the Oregon State University Corvallis campus today, Tuesday, Feb. 5, due to light snow accumulation that fell overnight, according to an email sent out by the university....

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ASOSU Election 2019: complete list of candidates

February 4, 2019

Correction: We initially reported that Christopher Wilson is running for a second position based on incorrect information from ASOSU. He is only running for a seat in the Senate. We also did not include...

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Police Log: Dec. 6-9

December 11, 2018

Friday, Dec. 7Fugitive ArrestAn officer was dispatched to respond to a report of trespassing. Upon arrival, the officer spoke to a man standing near a dumpster. The man revealed his identity and admitted...

Community Hall, across from The Valley Library in the northeast corner of campus, was formerly known as Benton Hall. 

OSU Community Hall fire extinguished

December 8, 2018

A fire sprang up and was extinguished early this morning in Oregon State University's Community Hall, formerly known as Benton Hall. According to Fire Prevention Officer Jim Patton, the fire was the result...

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Fire on Oregon State campus contained

November 30, 2018

The fire that started in a lab room of Burt Hall earlier today has been extinguished according to Fire Prevention Officer Jim Patton. Although no one was harmed, Patton expressed precautions that there...


Student Fee Committee recommends 2019-2020 fee levels

November 27, 2018

The Oregon State University Student Fee Committee held an open hearing Monday, Nov. 26 in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. It opened with an explanation of the main goal of the meeting: reviewing student...

Beth Ray Center for Academic Support on the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus.

Bomb threat made against OSU campus

November 9, 2018

Updated November 12, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.The Oregon State University Corvallis campus was deemed no longer at a heightened risk with regards to the bomb threat discussed in this story, as of Monday, Nov....

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QUIZ: How much do you know about the 2018 midterm election?

November 1, 2018

With election day less than a week away, find out how much you know about the 2018 midterms. Do you know more about the midterms than your friends? There's only one way to find out.

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Live Game Updates: Oregon State vs. Washington State

October 6, 2018

Location: Reser Stadium, Corvallis Ore.Kickoff: 6:20 p.m.Listen: KBVR-FM 88.7The Oregon State Beavers (1-4) are looking for their first Pac-12 Conference win since 2016 as they take on the Washington...

OSU infielder Nick Madrigal drafted 4th overall to Chicago White Sox

OSU infielder Nick Madrigal drafted 4th overall to Chicago White Sox

June 4, 2018

Beaver baseball junior infielder Nick Madrigal was selected as the 4th pick overall in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox.Madrigal is the highest overall draft pick in Oregon State University...

DAM JAM 2018 with feature artists KYLE and Alison Wonderland.

Q&A with DAM JAM performer KYLE

May 29, 2018

KYLE will be performing at this year's DAM JAM, hosted by the Oregon State University Program Council. What are you most excited about performing at OSU?"It's my first time!!! It's always dope coming...

An American flag now hangs in place of a Confederate flag at the Pillar co-op. The Confederate flag, belonging to Andrew Oswalt, drew controversy when it first appeared it September 2017. 

Confederate flag in Pillar co-op replaced with American flag

May 21, 2018

Confederate flag belongs to Andrew Oswalt, member of "Alt-right" and former ASOSU representativeA Confederate flag which hung in a window of The Pillar co-op has been replaced by an American flag.The Pillar...

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UHDS extends dining hall hours for Ramadan

May 17, 2018

For those observing Ramadan on campus, a holy month for Muslims which requires the faithful to fast during daylight hours, there are some late night options offered by University Housing and Dining Services.While...

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Muslim students celebrate Ramadan starting May 15

May 14, 2018

Organizations to host iftar community events.Starting May 15, the month of Ramadan marks a time of spiritual discipline, extra charity and compassion for practicing Muslims. Despite the hardships of fasting...


OSU issues email warning of fraudulent phishing attempts

May 3, 2018

The university has issued an all student email notifying the OSU community that there has been fraudulent emails asking recipients to send student credentials.Fraudulent emails, like the one mentioned...


Letter from the Editors: We are all students

April 25, 2018

 When tragic incidents happen on campus, our staff has a plan ready to go. We wish we didn't have to. Although it is our job as a news organization to keep you updated with the facts and breaking news,...

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UPDATE: Hawley residents permitted to return to residence hall

April 25, 2018

Update 4 p.m.Residents of the 5th floor of Hawley Hall on the Oregon State University campus are now allowed to return to their rooms after an incident on Tuesday regarding the welfare of a student who...

DAM JAM 2018 will feature a festival in Parker Plaza from 2 to 6 p.m., and then the show from 7 to 10 p.m. inside Reser Stadium.

2018 DAM JAM artists announced

April 23, 2018

The Oregon State University Program Council announced Monday morning the 2018 edition of DAM JAM will feature artists KYLE and Alison Wonderland. This year's event is slated to take place on June 2 in...

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All-student email: students invited to assist in building name changes

March 15, 2018

An all-student email was sent out today at approximately 3:31 p.m. from OSU Vice President of University Relations and Marketing Steve Clark about the renaming process for Benton Hall, Benton Annex and...

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