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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...

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OSU expressed ‘displeasure’ after Oregon State Police trooper refused to wear mask in establishment

Teresita Guzman Nader, News Reporter
July 21, 2020

After a trooper from the Oregon State Police refused to wear a mask inside a local coffee shop, Oregon State University expressed feeling displeased with the trooper’s behavior, and set expectations...

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...

A screenshot taken on April 3, 2020 shows a slide from the April 3 Board of Trustees Meeting which describes the three 2020-21 school year tuition, mandatory and student incidental fee rate scenarios discussed by the board. Trustees ultimately voted in favor of Scenario B with 11 votes.

Board of Trustees make tuition decisions, vote to move forward on in-house law enforcement

Jada Krening, News Correspondent
April 4, 2020

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees deliberated and voted on decisions regarding tuition and fees for the 2020-21 school year, reducing student incidental fees for spring 2020 and developing...

OSU is discussing the possibility of the Corvallis Police Department serving as a transitional law enforcement service provider, according to an email sent by President Edward Ray. Oregon State held four public safety listening sessions to gain input from the community regarding possible transitional and long-term campus law-enforcement service providers. 

OSU launches campus safety website, announces four public safety input listening sessions

Tanveer Sandhu, News Contributor
February 24, 2020

Four Public Safety Input and Listening Sessions are set to be held in early March, according to a campus safety website that Oregon State University launched Tuesday.  The four sessions will take place...

Undergraduate representative Ian Walker, Speaker of the house Carol Moreno and Congressional clerk Tatyanna Statum attending ASOSU’s last meeting of the academic year. 

ASOSU representative fails to gain support for concealed carry resolution

Matthew Brooks, News Contributor
June 3, 2019

A resolution introduced this term in the Associated Students of Oregon State University Congress led to discussions about the concealed carry policy on campus, but was ultimately not adopted by the student...

(Right) Luhui Whitebear watches as Oregon Governor Kate Brown signs a bill to launch an investigation within the state of Oregon asking the different law enforcement agencies, between the state and the Oregon tribal communities, to work together and recognize the extent of the issue of missing Native American women. 

OSU student testifies before State Senate, protects Native American women

Lillian Nomie, News Contributor
May 28, 2019

University Ph.D student spoke in front of the state Senate in support of a bill that directly affects her community, helping push to focus on the issue of missing Native American women. Luhui Whitebear,...

An adult male caught on camera constructing a building using wood from the OSUs McDonald-Dunn Research Forest. 

Law enforcement seeks help finding man building structure in OSU research forest

The Baro Staff
February 6, 2019

   The Benton County Sheriff's Office is seeking help identifying an adult male caught on camera building a structure in Oregon State University's McDonald-Dunn Research Forest. According to the Sheriff's...

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OSU sees increase in reported sexual assaults from 2016 to 2017

Lauren Sluss, News Contributor
November 5, 2018

Data released by Oregon State University shows that the number of reported sexual assaults on or near campus more than doubled from 2016 to 2017, as published by the 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety...

Take Back the Night raises awareness about sexual violence

Tiffani Smith, News Contributor
May 1, 2017

Students, community members join campus marchA chance to speak up and have your voice heard. An opportunity to listen, learn and understand. A moment to march together as one, standing up against sexual...

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