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Democratic candidate for Governor of Oregon, Tina Kotek speaks to a crowd of students and community members at the Oregon State Memorial Ballroom on Oct. 24 in Corvallis Kotek answered questions from students addressing multiple pertinent issues including abortion access and climate change

What changes can Oregonians expect from incoming governor Tina Kotek?

November 28, 2022

Oregonians have elected Tina Kotek to be their next governor, and the governor-elect will face several policy challenges, from houselessness to education and healthcare issues. Kotek, a Democrat, defeated...

OSU Extension Service launches website for pest and disease problems

OSU Extension Service launches website for pest and disease problems

November 26, 2022

Oregon State University’s Extension Service has a new website that provides scientific solutions for weeds, plant diseases, and garden pests.  The Solve Pest and Weed Problems website contains both...

OSU helps spearhead search for world’s oldest ice

OSU helps spearhead search for world’s oldest ice

November 26, 2022

The Oregon State University led Center for Oldest Ice Exploration is sending a 22 person team of researchers to Antarctica in a quest to find the world’s oldest ice. According to a recent OSU press...

OSU to close some parking lots for sweeping over Thanksgiving week

OSU to close some parking lots for sweeping over Thanksgiving week

November 19, 2022

Oregon State University's Transportation Services will be closing several parking lots for street sweeping and maintenance between Monday and Wednesday next week, according to a recent Transportation Services...

Author to give book talk on War in Ukraine tonight in Corvallis

November 17, 2022

Author Medea Benjamin is giving a book talk tonight at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine. Benjamin will be discussing her book, “War in Ukraine:...

Blink Charging Stations for electric vehicles located between Fairbanks Hall and the Asian-American Pacific Islander Culture Center at Oregon State University’s Corvallis Campus in Oregon, photographed on June 10th, 2022. These sustainable chargers are open to use for those holding parking permits for the specific lot.

OSU receives funds to research more sustainable batteries

November 13, 2022

Oregon State University has received $3 million from the Department of Energy to develop a new, high-energy-density battery that doesn’t contain rare elements, according to a recent OSU press release. The...

The sun rises near the ILLC and Hawley buildings on OSUs campus. Archive, Oct. 7 2021.

Despite permanent Daylight Savings Time bill, Oregon will set clocks back an hour on Sunday

November 5, 2022

As Oregonians set back their clocks at 2:00 am tomorrow , some may be wondering why they still have to do this. Oregonians are still setting their clocks back an hour, despite Oregon’s Legislature...

Students adjusting to the dreary weather this Friday at the Corvallis campus. This rainy season is expected to be especially cold and wet.

Oregon and Pacific Northwest can expect colder, wetter winter, NOAA says

November 4, 2022

Oregonians: expect colder than average temperatures and more precipitation than usual this winter. An Oct. 20 press release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that while...

Benton County officials prepare for voting changes in Corvallis

Benton County officials prepare for voting changes in Corvallis

November 3, 2022

After significant preparation by Benton County election officials, Corvallis voters will be using ranked choice voting in municipal elections for the first time on Nov. 8. According to the City of Corvallis...

Artist depiction trout swimming in creek with forest fire.

Trout demonstrate resilience to wildfire, OSU study finds, but researchers stress more investigation is needed

November 3, 2022

Two years ago, all 5,000 acres of the Hinkle Creek watershed burned. Today, the stream near Roseburg is the site of a study by Oregon State University researchers investigating how resilient Oregon’s...

In this photo illustration, a plastic bag is depicted as drifting in the wind in the SEC Plaza on Nov. 1. OSU researchers are working with the department of energy to engineer microbes into a component for nylon production.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory experts, OSU researcher study ways to improve plastic recycling

November 3, 2022

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, including an Oregon State University professor, have developed a new process for recycling plastics, according to a recent...

Magruder hall photographed on Nov. 2nd. Oregon State University’s veterinary laboratory is
located in Magruder Hall.

ODFW, OSU partner to test for chronic wasting disease in deer

November 3, 2022

Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have received a grant to enable testing of deer for chronic wasting disease in Oregon. According...

Corvallis sees surge in fentanyl seizures, police department says

Corvallis sees surge in fentanyl seizures, police department says

November 2, 2022

While the Corvallis area has seen an increase in fentanyl over the past few years, the rollout of funding to counter fentanyl has been slow, according to officials.  “Prior to around 2019, counterfeit...

Paws to De-Stress returns to OSU campus

Paws to De-Stress returns to OSU campus

October 28, 2022

Students lined up outside the Student Experience Center Wednesday for Paws to De-Stress, an event which brought therapy dogs from the Corvallis-based organization Welcome Waggers to the Oregon State University...

Chunhuei Chi explains the ethos behind OSU’s covid policy outside the Alumni center on Friday, September 24th 2022. This year OSU has record high enrollment numbers for new students and flu season is just about to begin.

OSU officials, experts weigh COVID-19 policies for fall term

October 21, 2022

While Oregon State University officials are prepared for a potential surge in on-campus COVID-19 cases this fall, experts remain hopeful that the pandemic may be nearing its end. In a joint statement...

Fall Career & Internship Fair to be held next Wednesday

Fall Career & Internship Fair to be held next Wednesday

October 17, 2022

The Oregon State University Career Development Center will be holding the Fall Career and Internship Fair at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center next Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “This Fall term, our...

Sheep pictured at Oregon State University. Lambs have been found to respond well to a diet with hemp byproduct, as found by a recent study.

OSU study finds hemp byproducts make good feed for lambs

October 10, 2022

For Oregon’s hungry sheep, there’s good news in the form of an Oregon State University study that found hemp byproducts make good feed for lambs. In a Sept. 21 press release, study co-author Serkan...

OSU encourages students to vote

OSU encourages students to vote

October 10, 2022

Oregon State University is encouraging students to take part in the 2022 Oregon General Election this November. In an email on Wednesday, the university said, “we hope that everyone eligible to vote...

Cars line the streets around campus on Sept. 17th at OSU. Roughly 1,200 students moved in on Saturday, with 4,500 students estimated to move in over all four days.

4500 students move into OSU dorms

September 19, 2022

For Oregon State University’s newest dorm residents, months of anticipation and preparation have finally reached a conclusion. “I get to meet new people, but also, it’s meeting people in really...

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