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Shanon Anderson, Steve Clark, and Paul Odenthal pose together in Corvallis, Ore on Friday, April 21. The trio spoke on Friday about what to do in the case of an active threat on the Oregon State campus.

OSU pushes personal initiative to prepare for an active threat

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
May 1, 2023

Trigger Warning - story contains mention of gun violence.  Amidst the current mass-shooting epidemic, your personal engagement and preparedness may save a life.  Oregon State University’s administration...

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OSU Department of Public Safety ‘actively investigating’ alleged explosives threat

Zeva Rosenbaum, News Contributor
May 3, 2022

After two Oregon State University alerts that warned community members of an alleged explosives threat within a vehicle on the Corvallis, Ore. campus, there is still no further information about the situation. The...

Shanon Anderson, the chief of police and associate vice president for public safety, and Cedar, the wellness dog for the Oregon State University Corvallis, Ore. campus, pose together outside the campus dispatch center on April 6. According to Anderson, the OSU police department can provide medical assistance until their partners from the Corvallis Fire Department arrive.

Campus dispatch center prioritizes OSU community

Shae Williams, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

Since Oregon State University created its own police department in January 2021, the university has now created its own Level 2 dispatch center that takes 911 calls. According to Teresa Parker, dispatch...

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

The Baro Staff
February 12, 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...

The OSU Department of Public Safety, Oregon State Police and Student Conduct and Community Standards play a role in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus, by reinforcing physical distancing and face covering guidelines set by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. 

OSP, OSU leadership urge OSU community members to follow COVID-19 policies, Code of Student Conduct

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
October 6, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is a part of the 2020 OSU Back-to-School Issue. The Baro has put together this issue to inform Oregon State University's incoming class, as well as returning students about...

Oregon State University hired Edgar Rodriguez for the interim associate vice president for public safety and chief of police position, starting May 25, but stepped down after nearly three months in the role. 

OSU’s Chief of Police Edgar Rodriguez leaves position

Teresita Guzman Nader, News Reporter
August 19, 2020

Edgar Rodriguez, Oregon State University’s interim associate vice president for public safety and chief of police, has stepped down from his position after nearly three months in the role. Rodriguez...

Oregon State Police Trooper Daniel Ketcham speaks with Oregon State University students during a 2019 community fair in the Student Experience Center Plaza. 

OSU extends Oregon State Police services through end of year, delays start of in-house police department

Jada Krening, News Correspondent
July 20, 2020

Oregon State University’s plans to develop an in-house police force have been put on hold. In a statement on June 30, former OSU President Ed Ray announced the decision to extend Oregon State Police...


Research forest suffers from vandalism

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
March 4, 2019

Professors, researchers and students are urging the public to be more respectful of Oregon State University’s McDonald-Dunn research forest after a man was caught trespassing and building a cabin in...


Memorial Union takes action after bathroom privacy incident

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
March 4, 2019

After the second recently-reported incident regarding on-campus bathroom privacy violations, the university will be inspecting bathroom security and considering potential changes. On Feb. 26, Oregon State...

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OSU employee arraigned for filming in library bathroom

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
February 4, 2019

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include Andres Lazaro Lopez's middle name for identification purposes.On Jan. 14, an Oregon State University employee was arraigned on one felony charge of...

The main entrance to the Memorial Union is closed for leveling and waterproofing.

Non-faculty staff improve campus operations

Stefanie Gamboa, News Contributor
July 16, 2018

Staff members collaborate to operate and renovate on-campus facilitiesWhile many students and faculty have left for the summer, non-faculty staff members remain on campus working to keep over 200 of the...

OSU aims to provide resources for survivors

Tiffani Smith, News Contributor
April 24, 2017

Sexual assault survivors do not need to make an official report to receive helpStarting out her first year at Oregon State University, freshman Stephanie Kutcher was excited to begin her college experience....

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