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Photo of the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center on Oregon State Universitys campus. Terrance Harris, the assistant director at the BCC credits Fred Milton, the former OSU student-athlete, with the development of cultural centers across the OSU campus.

How Fred Milton inspired lasting change at Oregon State University

Andres De Los Santos, Sports Contributor
March 4, 2021

When Terrance Harris, the director of the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, was asked what words he would use to describe former Oregon State linebacker Fred Milton, he couldn’t settle on just...

Juniors Julie Duong (back facing), Irene Walker (left), Aanchal Vidyarthi (middle), and Sowmya Jujjuri (right), spend their evening after classes lounging on the MU quad.

OSU anti-racism initiatives aim to support Black, Indigenous students; ‘there’s still work to be done’

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
October 13, 2020

Correction: The Black Student Access and Success Initiative abbreviation, BASI, was spelt incorrectly on two instances. These corrections have been made.  Following Oregon State University’s vocal...

OSU CAPS creates new ‘Black and African-American Student Specialist’ therapist position

Jada Krening, News Correspondent
July 28, 2020

Following a letter written by Oregon State University student Ruta Faifaiese in response to a statement made by former OSU President Ed Ray, OSU Counseling and Psychological Services is creating a new...

OSU CAPS creates new Black and African-American Student Specialist therapist position

OSU CAPS creates new ‘Black and African-American Student Specialist’ therapist position

Jada Krening, News Correspondent
July 28, 2020

Following a letter written by Oregon State University student Ruta Faifaiese in response to a statement made by former OSU President Ed Ray, OSU Counseling and Psychological Services is creating a new...

Corvallis community members gather in front of the Benton County Courthouse on June 19 in solidarity with Black Lives Matter activists around the nation.

Corvallis educators hold Black Lives Matter rally, stress anti-racist action

Joe Wolf, City Editor
June 20, 2020

On the last day of the K-12 school year, Friday, June 19, hundreds of mask-wearing Corvallis, Ore. educators, students and community members gathered in front of the Benton County Courthouse at 4 p.m....

OSU’s Black Student Union walks off campus near the campus gates.

The impact of the walkout, 50 years later

Jada Krening, News Reporter
June 3, 2019

In 1969, African American student Fred Milton was cut from the Oregon State University football team for refusing to cut his hair and beard, despite his coach’s insistence. This control and forced conformity...

Corvallis Winter 2018 demographics

Community members recognize importance of conversations on race

Erica Baldwin, News Contributor
April 2, 2018

Individuals encouraged to learn about communities outside their own.24.7 percent of Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus population are U.S. minorities, according to the OSU enrollment census of...

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Andrew Oswalt appears in court for status check, defense attorney requests four weeks to review case

Joe Wolf, Engagement Editor
February 26, 2018

Over 30 community members attend routine hearingAndrew Oswalt, a former Associated Students of Oregon State University graduate representative and member of the “alt-right,” appeared in court Monday...

(left to right) OSU faculty Micknai Arefaine, Elizabeth Kaweesa, Shelley Moon, Jason Thomas, Jamar Bean, Dorian Smith were recognized for their outstanding work in helping the black community and the BCC.

Black History Month honors achievements, shares stories

Sydney Sullivan, News Contributor
February 4, 2018

OSU will host several campus events throughout February“We can talk about black history 365 days a year, it’s not just one month,” said Terrance Harris, assistant director of the Lonnie B. Harris...

The BCC is located on Memorial Place, near Monroe Avenue. 

Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center

Avalon Kelly News Contributor
September 15, 2017

In 1969, an Oregon State University football player was kicked off the team for refusing to shave his afro and sideburns. This lead to an uproar among the African-American students on campus.As a result,...

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