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President and CEO of United Way of Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties, Blake Pang with a promotional cardboard cutout of Dolly Parton in front of the Corvallis Public Library. Corvallis Public Library has recently adopted Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program which mails local children books from when theyre born until they’re 5 years old.

Corvallis joins Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, making steps towards diversity, inclusion in literature

Angela Tam, News Contributor
March 24, 2021

Clarification: A quote by Kristi Collins was changed from “We have had a bucket of funds set aside for year two because our funding is done on a biennial basis” to "Our funding is done on a biennial...

A closed off computer station creates six feet of distance between students at the OSU Valley Library.  The Valley Library computer lab is open by reservation only from 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday. 

Spring term to maintain mainly remote instruction

Artur Silva, News Contributor
February 8, 2021

For the spring term, the Oregon State University Corvallis campus will continue to offer classes remotely, with less than 10% of courses being taught in person. OSU-Cascades will offer a mix of in person,...

This illustration is meant to show the lifted weight over tenants. During Oregons eviction moratorium renters cannot be evicted for not paying rent.

Oregon lawmakers extend COVID-19 eviction moratorium, makes changes to Corvallis’ previous moratoria

Angela Tam, News Contributor
January 25, 2021

The state-wide eviction moratorium was extended until the end of June, due to the passage of House Bill 4401 on Dec. 21, meaning that the moratorium will continue to protect against tenant eviction on...

The last session of a two part Student Fee Committee meeting took place on January 13 via Zoom. 

Student Fee Committee votes to pass all fee requests, aims to support all students

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
January 17, 2021

The Student Fee Committee, in their second congressional meeting, decided to pass all the fee increases and decision packages requested by their units for the 2021-2022 school year.While there were many...

The Associated Students of Oregon State University government body held its first of two joint-sessions on Jan. 6 via Zoom. These ASOSU sessions are to review the recommended budgetary guidelines for the student fee-funded units and confirm student fees-funded budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.

Student Fee Committee discussions impacted by COVID-19 concerns

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
January 8, 2021

In a meeting held by the Student Fee Committee to discuss the fees for the 2021-2022 school year, financial problems due to COVID-19 raised many concerns among students. In the first congressional joint...

Snell Hall houses Counseling and Psychological Services, where students can find mental health support and resources. CAPS provides a variety of services to the OSU community to address the challenges and difficulties students face. 

Statement from OSU president sparks concerns about campus sexual misconduct, resources

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
January 4, 2021

An email sent to Oregon State University students and staff by President F. King Alexander in November has raised questions and concerns from the local community about sexual assault and how it’s being...

An Oregon State University student learns how to install the Oregon Exposure Notifications Pilot Program on their phone. The program will use people’s Bluetooth to alert them if another user is potentially exposing them to COVID-19.  

Oregon exposure notifications pilot system expanded to OSU

Tam Tong, News Contributor
January 4, 2021

Students, faculty and staff at Oregon State University can help slow down the spread of COVID-19 by participating in a pilot project of Oregon Exposure Notifications System, a collaboration between OSU...

LeAnn Joy Adam is the Coordinator of National and Global Scholarships Advising at Oregon State University. LeAnn is responsible for a select portfolio of domestic and international scholarships for OSU. 

OSU Scholarship programs impacted by COVID-19

Tam Tong, News Contributor
November 26, 2020

Clarification: LeAnn Joy Adam is not responsible for only international scholarships but rather works with a select group of awards that are both domestic and international opportunities. This has been...

Mike Green is Oregon State’s vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer.

OSU leaders encourage community to move forward after 2020 election

Angela Tam, News Contributor
November 24, 2020

The affordability of public education and racial equality are two issues Oregon State University President F. King Alexander addressed following the projected outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Within...

A photo illustration depicting the new changes to the OSU app. OSU mobile makes it possible for students to find resources, such as class schedules and calendars, all in one place.

New upgrade makes MyDegrees more responsive, accessible to students

By: Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
November 24, 2020

Oregon State University plans to upgrade MyDegrees starting Dec. 5, which will take at least one week to complete. This will provide the new version a more user-friendly design.  During this time, the...

The Pharmacy building is located on campus at 1601 SW Jefferson Way, next to the Valley Library.

OSU Pharmacy undergoes efforts to be reopened

Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
November 3, 2020

The pharmacy at Oregon State University has been shut down since June which is an impactful loss to the community and there are ongoing efforts to try to save and reopen it such as a petition that currently...

The OSU Care Center, Beaver Beginnings, retains a colorful interior and positive attitude despite the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. Beaver Beginnings provides child-care services for the students, staff, and faculty of OSU.

OSU responds to petition asking for more caregiving support

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
October 20, 2020

After several faculty members created a petition asking Oregon State University for more resources for staff and student caregivers, their situation has improved, but they still face many barriers. Caring...

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