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A Pacific Power warning sign hangs on a fence. Pacific Power is the company responsible for serving Oregon State University’s power needs.

Scheduled campus power outages planned for grid updates

March 9, 2020

Students and staff at Oregon State University have been affected by sporadic power outages over the past month, which interrupted some classes. Steve Clark, vice president of University Relations and...

Weatherford Hall is just one of OSUs 14 residence halls on campus. In an email statement on March 26, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Dan Larson announced the student services that would continue to provide support for critical learning activities during the COVID-19 pandemic: residence and dining halls, the Memorial Union and the Milne Computing Center.

RA position can be difficult, rewarding

March 2, 2020

After the requirement of living on campus for one’s first year at Oregon State University is met, students have a variety of options to consider for their living situation. OSU offers students the opportunity...

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Oregon State Police received report of suspicious person with knives

February 18, 2020

An Oregon State University alert was sent out by OSU Public Safety detailing a report of a white male who was allegedly holding two knives at the Southwest Monroe Avenue and 11th Street intersection on...

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Corvallis Police Log: Dec. 16-23

December 28, 2019

December 16 Theft 2- from vehicle A person reported a purple luggage set being stolen from their vehicle during the night. They noted their vehicle had been locked and the luggage set was valued at around...

The bikes halves were separated at the scene before Oregon State Universitys Department of Public Safety officers gathered the bicyclists belongings. 

Bicyclist struck by Beaver Bus on campus

November 25, 2019

A Beaver Bus hit a bicyclist at the intersection of Washington Way and 26th Street between 5-6 p.m. on Monday. According to Oregon State Police Trooper Richard Vu, the bicyclist is a male in their forties....

Marine Corps uniform and a veterans honor cord signify the transition from the military to college.  

Service remembered: Community organizations host festivities for Veterans Day 2019

November 12, 2019

Oregon State University is observing Veterans Week 2019 with multiple new activities and demonstrations put on by the Student Veterans Association, Oregon State Athletics, and other community organizations. On...

Oregon State Police Trooper Daniel Ketcham speaks with Oregon State University students during a 2019 community fair in the Student Experience Center Plaza. 

Oregon State Police ends contract with university, OSU seeks alternatives

October 28, 2019

Oregon State Police has decided to discontinue their contract with Oregon State University, effective June 30. OSU will be looking into other law enforcement agencies to potentially partner with after...

The Dam Worth It team stands on the field during a football game, holding signs. 

Dam Worth It campaign expands to include all of OSU

October 14, 2019

The Dam Worth It campaign has relaunched this school year as the official mental health campaign of Oregon State University. This year’s members, which now include both student-athletes and students...

A panel composed of LGBTQIA+ OSU-affiliated STEM leaders speak out about their experiences coming out of the closet. 

Student-led LGBTQIA+ organization hosts STEM coming-out panel during Queer History Month

October 14, 2019

Corrections: This article has been updated to correct quotes by Kate Schilke, as well as a misspelling of her name, and correct the date she came out. The Barometer regrets these errors. Out in Science,...

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Police log: Oct. 2-8

October 14, 2019

Wednesday, Oct. 2 Theft 3- shopliftAn officer was dispatched to a business on Monroe Avenue for a report of a theft. The officer spoke with a witness who said someone had stolen an American flag beanie....

The Oregon State University 2019 Homecoming Court chat amongst themselves.

Homecoming court members “celebrating Beaver spirit”

October 7, 2019

Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled Carolina Guillen's name. This mistake has been corrected. The Barometer regrets the error. As students and staff return to a campus with falling...

Morgan Eckroth, a fourth-year student at OSU, currently studies marketing and has over 530,000 followers on social media platforms. 

OSU student gains internet fame through coffee art

October 7, 2019

Morgan Eckroth spends her workday making coffee art, and her free time posting it online. With over 530,000 followers on social platforms, Eckroth has started building her brand on TikTok while studying...

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Man caught stealing from Weniger convicted, serving probation

September 30, 2019

The man who was caught stealing laptops and other supplies from Weniger Hall in July on Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus is now on probation after being convicted of theft in the second degree...

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Strike averted as classified employee union, management reach contract agreement

September 30, 2019

The classified employee strike scheduled for Sept. 30 was averted after a final bargaining session running from Friday into Saturday ended in a tentative agreement between the two parties. After bargaining...

Corvallis High School teacher and Green Club advisor Julie Williams (left) speaks to another protester at a student-led march to City Hall as part of the global Youth Climate Strike back in September.

OSU community members join Corvallis High School students in climate change strike

September 20, 2019

Corvallis High School students joined forces with Oregon State University students and staff, as well as the Corvallis Climate Action Alliance, at City Hall Friday afternoon to ask the city government...

An A-zone parking permit for the 2019-20 academic year can cost up to $522, leading some to argue only students and faculty of means can afford to park on campus. 

OSU students utilize various transportation options

September 20, 2019

Oregon State University has different parking permit zones across campus along with a parking garage near Reser Stadium and multiple metered parking spaces. The parking garage rate is $10 for a full day...

Waldo Hall on the Oregon State University campus.

OSU Academic Success Center, Writing Center aim to demystify college

September 20, 2019

Correction: We initially published incorrect names and locations for multiple academic support services and misspelled a staff member's name. The locations and departments housing services were also misattributed....

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OSU student account fees fund campus services, resources

September 20, 2019

Oregon State University organizes student account statements by the cost of tuition and student fees.By using the MyOSU portal, students can view and pay their account statements online and see how much...

Oregon State University classified staff contemplates strike

September 7, 2019

Oregon State University's classified employees are currently negotiating contracts with the university but are prepared to go on strike. According to a statement from the union, negotiations have been...

Police log: July 8-12

July 15, 2019

An officer was dispatched after a report was made of an overturned boat and two people in the water by the boat ramp at Crystal Lake. Dispatch said the occupants were having difficulty swimming. Upon arrival,...


Largest graduating class in 10 years sees 24% first-generation students

June 10, 2019

The graduating class of 2019 is Oregon State University’s 150th graduating class, and  its largest class in a decade, including students receiveing bachelor’s, master’s and doctorates. The students...

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Charges against OSU employee dropped after alleged bathroom filming incident

June 6, 2019

The criminal charges faced by Andres Lazaro Lopez, an Oregon State University employee, were dropped last week.Lopez faced one felony charge of invasion of privacy in the first degree, along with two misdemeanor...

Akon performing his musical set at DAM JAM 2019 in front of a crowd of OSU students. 

DAM JAM 2019 full of hits from 2000s

June 3, 2019

Correction: We initially reported the incorrect title for an unreleased song played by student DJ Arii Mas. Oregon State University hosted the annual Dam Jam concert in Reser Stadium for the second year,...

Public safety recommends vigilance following sexual assault date drug dispensals

May 31, 2019

Students and staff received a public safety announcement this morning regarding two recent incidents of sexual assault date drugs being dispensed at social events, and with Dam Jam happening later tonight,...

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Music program faces uncertain future, band director to leave

May 20, 2019

Students are still concerned about the future of the Oregon State music department, despite staging a protest rally on Thursday, May 2 and subsequently attending forum meetings put on by the university...

Cedar Haddad

OSU student arrested for allegedly kidnapping hotel worker

May 15, 2019

On May 30, 2018 Oregon State University student Cedar A Haddad, pre-electrical and computer engineering major, was booked into the Lincoln County Jail after kidnapping a Newport hotel employee with an...

David Paoletti, an instructor and undergraduate advisor at Oregon State University, was arrested during a prostitution sting.

Oregon State University instructor arrested in prostitution sting

May 3, 2019

Oregon State University Fisheries and Wildlife instructor David Paoletti was arrested and cited along with six other men last week during a prostitution sting by the Benton County Sheriff's Department.On...

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ASOSU resolution pushes OSU to meet 2025 carbon neutral goal

April 29, 2019

Associated Students of Oregon State University members are looking to propose a plan for sustainability changes on campus, which could lead to OSU getting closer to meeting its 2025 carbon neutrality goal. ASOSU...

JCPenney representatives (center) Molly Clope and (right) Brittany Merritt talk to junior Lisa Rosenthal about an internship opportunity during the fall 2014 career fair. 

Career Fair aims to give students experience interviewing, help searching for employment

April 22, 2019

Students will be given the chance to practice interview skills with real employers throughout this week, leading up to and following the Spring Term Career Fair.The Fair, hosted by the Oregon State Career...


OSU’s Beyond Earth Day programs focus on interdependence of human, environmental systems

April 22, 2019

Beyond Earth Day, Oregon State University’s annual Earth Day celebration, returns this week, complete with events ranging from Keynote speaker presentations, service projects and trivia nights, to the...

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Drag show emphasizes creativity, inclusivity

April 22, 2019

With performances ranging from poetry, to singing, to dancing dressed as Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants, last Saturday’s drag show aimed to inform and entertain the audience in an environment supportive...

Community members peruse booths at the 2018 Beyond Earth Day Community Fair. 

OSU’s 2019 Beyond Earth Day celebration includes range of events

April 19, 2019

Beyond Earth Day, Oregon State University’s annual Earth Day celebration, returns this week, complete with events ranging from Keynote speaker presentations, service projects and trivia nights, to the...

Corvallis Flood

Officials warn residents to stay vigilant as mid-valley continues to flood

April 10, 2019

With roadways across Benton County closing due to flooding, officials warn that residents should use their best judgement and adhere to all warnings and signs posted in flooded areas. In the past 24 hours,...

Pride Center

Pride Center retracts letter opposing Veterans Resources relocation

April 1, 2019

The Oregon State University Pride Center released, and has since retracted, an open letter on Facebook stating they opposed the proposed action to move the OSU Military and Veterans Resource Office into...

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Police Log: March 27

March 31, 2019

Wednesday, March 27Domestic DisputeAround 8:20 a.m., two officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute in progress. A mother and daughter had gotten into an argument about the placement of a plastic...

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Police Log: March 21 – March 24

March 31, 2019

Thursday, March 21DUII- AlcoholAround 11:50 p.m., an officer observed an unsignaled lane change and pulled the driver over. The suspect took a breath test and had a BAC of .16 percent. The suspect was...

Staff work inside Disability Access Services. 

OSU provides academic support for students with disabilities

March 11, 2019

Correction: This story has been updated to correctly reflect Gabriel Merrell's title and to accurately portray Martha Smith's and Jarred Berger's words.Oregon State University Students with mental disabilities...


Research forest suffers from vandalism

March 4, 2019

Professors, researchers and students are urging the public to be more respectful of Oregon State University’s McDonald-Dunn research forest after a man was caught trespassing and building a cabin in...


Memorial Union takes action after bathroom privacy incident

March 4, 2019

After the second recently-reported incident regarding on-campus bathroom privacy violations, the university will be inspecting bathroom security and considering potential changes. On Feb. 26, Oregon State...

Food deserts

Corvallis food deserts make finding nutritious, affordable meals difficult

February 25, 2019

Although there are dining centers and food markets on almost every street on Oregon State University’s campus, the rest of Corvallis has areas struggling to find affordable sources of sustenance. Food...


Q & A with Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life

February 18, 2019

Q & A: Nathan Erickson, Sigma Phi Epsilon One of the main conflicts students have when considering Greek Life is changes in pricing and lifestyle. A common misconception, according to first year Sigma...


Professors balance mental health with work

February 11, 2019

Sometimes working 11-hour days filled with teaching, running committees and grading papers, professor of lifetime fitness for health, Erica Woekel, could find herself staying on campus from 7 a.m. to 6...

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: OSforU

February 11, 2019

Candidates Rachel Josephson and Kylie Boenisch have teamed up in an Associated Students of Oregon State University presidential ticket, aiming to promote and improve student wellness. Josephson, ASOSU...

People walk through the Memorial Union quad. 

Students can dance the night away at Thursday’s winter formal dance

February 7, 2019

Correction: An earlier version of this story had the incorrect location of the event. The formal dance will be held in the Memorial Union Ballroom.The Memorial Union Ballroom will come to life with live...

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OSU employee arraigned for filming in library bathroom

February 4, 2019

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include Andres Lazaro Lopez's middle name for identification purposes.On Jan. 14, an Oregon State University employee was arraigned on one felony charge of...

Peavy Hall

New Peavy Hall design to showcase industry’s future

January 7, 2019

In early 2019, OSU will have a new forestry building, complete with “rocking wood.” It will have the same name - Peavy Hall - as the previous forestry building before it, which was torn down almost...

Student Athlete

Balancing act: Life of a student athlete

November 26, 2018

Imagine a cheerleading stunt: three or four athletes using all their power to lift someone up. The work put into it is hard, but the results are stunning. Being on a team of any kind requires that type...

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