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Oregon State University students Makena Apau, left, and Ethan Thompson are wearing masks as they walk out of the Learning Innovation Center on the Corvallis, Ore. campus on Jan. 31. COVID-19 cases are still high due to the omicron variant and many students at OSU have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the winter term.

COVID-19 cases on rise at OSU, up 8% from beginning of January

Kirsten Steinke, Science Beat Reporter
February 7, 2022

About 11% of COVID-19 tests administered at Oregon State University came back positive between Jan. 24 to 30, climbing from a positive testing rate of 3% from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2. This reflects a trend...

Second-year public health major Sydney Griswold basks in the history of Black excellence icons in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center on Jan. 10. According to Griswold, Black history shouldn’t be limited only to the month of February.

OSU Black history is ‘365 days a year’

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
February 7, 2022

For decades, Black Oregon State University community members have fought the university’s racist roots by challenging norms and demanding institutional aid, but this continued effort also requires outside...

Starship robots await loading of food outside of the Arnold Dining Hall on Nov. 24, 2021. These robots deliver food to students from most dining locations on Oregon State University’s Corvallis, Ore. campus and are not expected to be impeded by the winter weather.

OSU students offer opinions on six-wheeled rovers delivering food through winter weather

Reid Morrison, News Contributor
January 3, 2022

Oregon State University’s Starship robots face many challenges on campus, but students can expect the robots to continue delivering food even through Oregon’s winter season.  “They slip and slide...

Even with classes back in person, parts of Oregon State Universitys Corvallis, Ore. campus are still under construction as of Oct. 7. Many of these construction projects are being done in an effort to reduce carbon emissions.

Castles: Campus construction is a reminder to prioritize sustainable development

Christine Castles, Columnist
October 12, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. If you walk around Oregon State University’s Corvallis,...

Bo&Vine Burger Bar, located in downtown Corvallis, Ore. is just one of the many businesses who are affected by the reduced student population during summer term. As students leave to go home or study abroad, college towns like Corvallis notice a dip in revenue due to the change in population.

City of Corvallis to be impacted this summer by lost OSU student population

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
July 6, 2021

After a year with low numbers for the college-student population in Corvallis, Ore. due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city will face impacts from the further loss of students over the summer.Oregon State...

Corvallis, Ore. residents awaiting and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations inside of Reser Stadium on the Oregon State University campus in February. On May 4, OSU leaders announced the universitys decision to require students and employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine to participate in on-campus activities and instruction.

OSU planning to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall term

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
May 6, 2021

Oregon State University is planning to implement a COVID-19 vaccination requirement beginning in the fall of 2021 for students and employees who engage onsite at OSU.Previously, on April 23, OSU announced...

First-year Honors College student Shrey Sharma outside of his dorm, West Hall, on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Ore. Connecting with faculty and other students has proven difficult during a virtual first year of college.

OSU’s Living-Learning Communities experience changes due to remote learning

Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
May 3, 2021

The Living-Learning Communities at Oregon State University are available to students living in the residence halls on the Corvallis, Ore. campus and include the Honors College, engineering, business, adventure,...

Level 3 sex offender reported having been seen in Corvallis near OSU campus

Angela Tam, News Contributor
February 16, 2021

Several students from Oregon State University have reported the recent presence of felony sex offender Timothy Mross, 36, near campus property. Mross is labeled a level three sex offender, the highest...

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OSU’s 2021 Commencement ceremonies to be conducted virtually

The Baro Staff
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...

The signage in Austin Hall showing students how to socially distance while studying as a slideshow with their dos and don’ts plays in the background. Austin Hall has signs on each seat marking them as available or unavailable to show how students can socially distance.

Malick: More study spaces need to be available on weekends

Cassidy Malick, Columnist
November 23, 2020

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.With COVID-19 restrictions still in full force, only about 10...

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OSU cumulative COVID-19 cases updated

Angela Tam, COVID-19 Beat Reporter
November 19, 2020

There are a cumulative total of 230 cases of COVID-19 reported by the Benton County Health Department including — but not limited to — students, faculty and staff affiliated with Oregon State University’s...

OSU to continue remote instruction through winter 2021

The Baro Staff
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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