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A photo illustration representing the COVID-19 vaccine and a representation of the COVID-19 virus’ structure. Unvaccinated staff and faculty now have to get weekly tests in hopes to minimize the spread of the virus. 

Weekly COVID-19 testing to be required for unvaccinated OSU community

Cara Nixon, City Editor
September 1, 2021

Oregon State University announced that beginning Sept. 15 and until further notice, unvaccinated university employees and students will be required to test weekly for COVID-19.OSU’s vaccination requirement,...

OSU Public Safety Officer, Nic Morrell working during the summer amongst the new mask requirements at the Cascades campus in Bend, Ore. OSU-Cascades follows the main campus in requiring face coverings in all public indoor settings for students and faculty alike.

Clairmont: We must stay focused on positive future after reinstatement of mask mandate

Kimberly Clairmont, Columnist
August 25, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.As many students have become increasingly frustrated with remote...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, signs requiring masks within Oregon State University buildings were posted up around campus; pictured here are signs in the Memorial Union on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus. With Delta variant cases of COVID-19 rising in Oregon, the university will be reinstating its face covering policies in indoor public spaces—which was initially lifted on June 30—effective immediately. 

OSU reinstates face covering policy for public indoor spaces

The Baro Staff
August 5, 2021

Oregon State University officials announced Thursday that masks will be required in all indoor public spaces on campus, effective immediately, due to rising COVID-19 Delta variant cases across the state...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, signs requiring masks within Oregon State University buildings have been posted up around campus; pictured here are signs in the Memorial Union on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus. With the COVID-19 mask and social distancing policies being lifted in the state of Oregon on June 30, OSU will also lift these policies. 

OSU to lift COVID-19 restrictions on June 30

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
June 29, 2021

Oregon State University’s COVID-19 face mask and social distancing policies will be lifted on June 30, along with the rest of the state of Oregon.Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced on June 25 that...

Oregon State University will be recognizing June 19 as a holiday this year. OSU political science Professor Christopher Stout said that the universitys decision to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday will encourage community members to learn the history of the day and educate themselves on its significance.

OSU to recognize Juneteenth as holiday for 2021, potentially for years to come

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
May 12, 2021

This year, on June 19, Oregon State University will be recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday as part of its “Moving Forward Together” initiative, diversity strategic plan and Strategic Plan 4.0. Chris...

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OSU will not require students to get COVID-19 vaccine to return in fall

Adriana Gutierrez, City Editor
April 22, 2021

Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly stated that the University of Oregon would be requiring its students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to return to its campus. This has been corrected...

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Wednesday to discuss the recommendation of Dr. Rebecca Johnson as the interim president. Johnson is currently the vice president of the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, Ore.

OSU-Cascades vice president recommended by OSU trustees for interim president position

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
April 14, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the recommendation of Dr. Rebecca Johnson as the interim OSU president; the appointment will likely last 12 months if approved.Johnson...

Acting Oregon State University President Edward Feser presents Enterprise Risk Management via Zoom to the OSU Board of Trustees and Committees on April 1. 

OSU Board of Trustees, Committees discuss public safety, crisis response, tuition raises

Angela Tam, News Contributor
April 2, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Thursday to discuss updates on the university’s public safety and crisis response.Shanon Anderson, OSU’s associate vice president for public safety...

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OSU announces in-person instruction for fall term per COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Baro Staff
March 4, 2021

Oregon State University is moving back to in-person instruction for the fall term of the 2021-22 academic school year, according to an announcement made by OSU President F. King Alexander. Alexander made...

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New criminal history policy to prioritize safety

Noah Nelson, News Contributor
November 19, 2018

Oregon State University students with felony convictions may now have to pay for their actions a second time with an altered college experience. The new university policy 02-015 entitled “Admission...

Brother Jed Smock, one of the controversial preaches, evangelizes to the crowd. Divisive rhetoric is protected under the First Amendment and by OSU policy.

Controversial preachers evangelize on the OSU campus

Joe Wolf, Engagement Editor
May 9, 2018

University rules protect free speech for all viewpointsBrother Jed Smock and Mikhail Savenko, known for preaching on college campuses nationwide, offered their interpretation of Christianity to crowds...

The march in favor of changing Oregon State University building names makes their way past Kerr Administration Building March 2017. 

OSU administrators, student activists explore boundaries of free speech on campus

Joe Wolf, Beat Reporter
December 3, 2017

From tuition increases to federal immigration policies, Oregon State University students who exercise their right to freedom of speech are restricted by university rules.According to Jonathan Stoll, OSU’s...

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