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Students eat, study and gather together in the Memorial Union lounge on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus on Oct. 8. With higher enrollment numbers among the general student population as well as students students of color, study spots such as the MU are often crowded.

OSU continues to grow student population and diversity

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
October 17, 2021

Oregon State University’s student population has reached record high numbers entering the new school year in both the size and diversity of students attending.  The unofficial count of students across...

This illustration depicts an option for students graduating in spring 2021 to drive through in-person or attend virtual celebration events. This event is for students from the Oregon State University Cascades campus in Bend, Ore.

OSU-Cascades campus prepares for hybrid Commencement celebrations

Quentin Comus, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
June 7, 2021

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to push college Commencement ceremonies across the country online, Oregon State University’s Cascades campus in Bend, Ore. is preparing for a hybrid approach.“Last...

A photo illustration of a graduating student opening up Zoom to view the 2021 Commencement ceremony. While more students and Corvallis, Ore. residents are getting vaccinated, the school believes it is best that the graduation ceremony for both campuses be held virtually. Each student eligible for graduation will have a slide that will be shown on the screen during the ceremony. If the student turned in a slide before May 15, it will have a picture they have uploaded along with a quote/message in under 120 characters. 

Oregon State’s 2021 Commencement ceremony to be different than years prior

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
June 7, 2021

As the school year draws to a formal close, Oregon State University’s Commencement weekend will be a different experience than prior years for graduates, their families and faculty.Commencement weekend...

Steve Pitman, director of facilities and operations at OSU-Cascades, discusses long-range development net zero energy, water and waste goals of the Bend, Ore. campus and what his staff are currently doing to promote sustainability at OSU-Cascades.

OSU-Cascades sustainability, net zero goals prominent in its future

Quentin Comus, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
May 11, 2021

As the current presidential administration under President Joe Biden unveils its national climate plan, OSU-Cascades is addressing its own sustainability and net zero goals through both immediate and long-term...

This illustration is meant to show the future of housing for OSU-Cascades students. The new housing subsidy will be available for students who go to school on the OSU-Cascades campus next academic year.

OSU-Cascades set to launch new housing subsidy fall term

Luke Reynolds, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
May 3, 2021

Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Ore. is leading a new initiative to provide a housing subsidy for Cascades students.Michael Tornatta, the student inclusion coordinator at OSU-Cascades is a member...

Oregon State University-Cascades is a branch campus of OSU located in Bend, Ore. This photo illustration symbolizes the separation of the OSU campuses; with the proposed House Bill 2888, OSU-Cascades would become Central Oregon University, and not be a part of OSU.

House Bill proposed to establish OSU-Cascades as separate public university; OSU-Cascades leadership say OSU connection ‘benefits students’

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
February 3, 2021

House Bill 2888, drafted by Oregon Rep. Paul Evans, proposes separating the Oregon State University-Cascades branch from OSU to create ‘Central Oregon University’. With HB 2888, OSU-Cascades would...

The Tykeson Hall on the OSU Cascades campus. Tykeson Hall is named in honor of the Tykeson family of Bend, Ore. and Eugene, Ore. for their philanthropy and leadership support. It was opened in fall 2016, and contains the majority of classrooms on campus. By Oregon State University - Tykeson Hall, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Enrollment at OSU-Cascades increases despite COVID-19 concerns

Luke Reynolds, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
January 25, 2021

Correction: The photo caption has been clarified to state that Tykeson Hall is named in honor of the Tykeson family of Bend, Ore. and Eugene, Ore., not after Don Tykeson. This article also originally stated...

While the Benny’s Closet in Corvallis, Ore. is currently closed due to COVID-19, OSU-Cascades Student Outreach Coordinator Megan Bolt is working to keep the program open at the Cascades campus.

OSU-Cascades service provides free clothing to students

Luke Reynolds, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
December 9, 2020

As many adults have struggled to find employment over the past year, Benny’s Closet aims to help alleviate some stress by providing professional clothing to Oregon State University students for free.Benny’s...

A masked student walked around the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus. Even with masks only being mandatory outside when social distancing isn’t possible, students are continuing to take the extra step and wear them regardless.

Coronavirus escalates on OSU campuses

Sienna Kaske, News Contributor
November 2, 2020

COVID-19 cases are increasing on the Corvallis and Cascade campuses and university administrators are navigating the health precautions and protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus. As of Oct. 28,...

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

The Baro staff
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...

Oregon State University president Ed Ray smiles in remembrance during an interview at the Student Experience Center on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, as he talks about some of his favorite experiences over the course of his 17-year presidency. Ray stepped down from his role as OSUs president on Jun. 30.

A look back at President Emeritus Ed Ray’s impression on OSU

Adriana Gutierrez, News Contributor
July 22, 2020

As Ed Ray stepped out of his position as Oregon State University's president, he left behind almost two decades worth of influence on the university, including improvements to the diversity of the student...

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