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An illustration of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. Delta variant COVID-19 cases have been reported in Benton County, and the variant has been found to cause more severe illness in unvaccinated individuals and be more transmittable in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

Vaccinated individuals can spread COVID-19 Delta variant but at reduced risk

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
August 9, 2021

Correction: This story has been updated to say that there have been dozens of variants of COVID-19. A previous version of this story had said there were thousands.As COVID-19 cases start to rise in Benton...

A lemonade/bake sale outside the Samaritan Health Plans building in Corvallis, Ore. organized by Autumn Benton to help pay for her home birth out-of-pocket. Benton is joined by family, friends, and supporters in protest of Samaritan opting to not cover home births under their insurance plans.

Protest shows concerns on homebirth exclusion from insurance policy

Eden Todd, News Contributor
July 17, 2021

Corvallis resident Autumn Benton discovered she was pregnant with her third child last December. She has since found that having a homebirth was not covered by her health insurance.Benton, a part-time...

Cultivating Change is a national organization which seeks to build community among LGBTQ+ agriculturalists. 

OSU leading in Cultivating Change as first chapter on West Coast

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
April 26, 2021

Oregon State University was once Oregon Agricultural College--so Cultivating Change organizers say it’s fitting it would lead as the first chapter of an agriculture-based LGBTQ+ organization on the West...

Joel Fowlks and Carole Chase in The Daily Barometer from 1999. The couple reconnected after 17 years apart and are now engaged.

Two former Barometer staff members engaged after 17 years apart

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
February 14, 2021

Two past Barometer staff members who met because they both worked for the student newspaper in the early 2000s reconnected three years ago and are now engaged to be married.Carole Chase, a former humor...

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

The Baro Staff
February 11, 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...

A closed off computer station creates six feet of distance between students at the OSU Valley Library.  The Valley Library computer lab is open by reservation only from 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday. 

Spring term to maintain mainly remote instruction

Artur Silva, News Contributor
February 8, 2021

For the spring term, the Oregon State University Corvallis campus will continue to offer classes remotely, with less than 10% of courses being taught in person. OSU-Cascades will offer a mix of in person,...

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OSU course instruction to remain mainly remote through spring term

The Baro Staff
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...

Colin McNeil, TRACE employee, works at a testing center on the OSU Corvallis campus. OSU’s TRACE Project is located between the Kelley Engineering Center and Student Health Services. 

TRACE program receives $2 million grant

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
January 4, 2021

Oregon State University’s TRACE COVID-19 program will receive a $2 million grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; such funds will allow researchers to expand their efforts nationally during...

Snell Hall houses Counseling and Psychological Services, where students can find mental health support and resources. CAPS provides a variety of services to the OSU community to address the challenges and difficulties students face. 

Statement from OSU president sparks concerns about campus sexual misconduct, resources

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
January 4, 2021

An email sent to Oregon State University students and staff by President F. King Alexander in November has raised questions and concerns from the local community about sexual assault and how it’s being...

LeAnn Joy Adam is the Coordinator of National and Global Scholarships Advising at Oregon State University. LeAnn is responsible for a select portfolio of domestic and international scholarships for OSU. 

OSU Scholarship programs impacted by COVID-19

Tam Tong, News Contributor
November 26, 2020

Clarification: LeAnn Joy Adam is not responsible for only international scholarships but rather works with a select group of awards that are both domestic and international opportunities. This has been...

Postdoctoral Research Associate Christopher Dunn, right, shakes hands with Interim Dean for the College of Forestry, Anthony S. Davis as he receives the Dean’s Award for “Special Service to the College of Forestry.” Dunn received this award for his efforts with Governor Kate Brown’s Wildfire Council to update and improve fire management policies and procedures at OSU.

OSU research associate uses technology to combat wildfires

Jada Krening, News Correspondent
February 10, 2020

New digital tools, computer mapping and research from Oregon State University aims to mitigate and manage wildfires, as well as prepare for a future of intense climate-change-induced fire seasons, according...

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