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Román Hernández, Oregon State University alumni and office managing partner at Troutman Pepper, won a legacy award in January 2021. He has now been appointed to serve on OSU’s Board of Trustees.

‘Focus on bringing people together’ earned Román Hernández an Alumni Legacy Award

Luke Brockman, News Contributor
November 29, 2021

To overcome demographic barriers and adversities is one thing—it’s another thing to devote your life to advocating for other people’s ability to do the same. “I’m a lawyer. I get paid to litigate...

This illustration depicts a town hall meeting at Oregon State University. The Board of Trustees are gathered as multiple hands are raised in the room.

OSU Board of Trustees begins new presidential search, encourages community engagement

Luke Brockman, News Contributor
October 24, 2021

Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees will begin the process of searching for the university’s next president with increased transparency and opportunities for student and community engagement. In...

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Friday and reflected on the process involved in the search for former president F. King Alexander in 2019, and discussed what they wanted to change in the search process for the future president of OSU.

OSU Board of Trustees moves toward open presidential election process

Elijah Dodd, News Contributor
May 22, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met May 21 to reflect on the search process for former OSU president F. King Alexander, and how to improve on this process moving forward.Following Alexander’s...

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OSU-Cascades interim vice president announced

Quentin Comus, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
April 30, 2021

Oregon State University Provost and Executive Vice President Ed Feser has named Dr. Andrew Ketsdever as OSU-Cascades' interim vice president, effective May 1.Ketsdever, an air force veteran, joined OSU-Cascades...

Taylor Barron, fourth-year communications major, said she is disappointed by the tuition increase approval. Taylor believes Oregon State University could have found the funding elsewhere.

Tuition increase worries students; university leaders say it’s ‘necessary’

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
April 26, 2021

Some Oregon State University community members are concerned about how the recently-approved tuition increase will affect economically insecure students, but university leaders say it’s necessary.The...

OSU community members discuss the effects of Alexander’s actions, expectations of next president

Andres De Los Santos, Multimedia Contributor
April 14, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.Oregon State University community members discuss how former president F. King Alexander's actions affected the...

Sign in front of the Kerr Administration Building at the corner of NW 15th St. & Jefferson Way. This campus building deals with Oregon States finance and administration within the school. 

OSU Board of Trustees approves new tuition increase

Millicent Durand, News Contributor
April 2, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Friday to approve a new increase of tuition rates for the 2021-22 academic year.The increase will be 2.5% for continuing undergraduates, and 4% for new...

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...

The logo of WittKieffer, the search firm that assisted in Oregon State Universitys presidential search process which resulted in the hiring of F. King Alexander last year. The firm was banned from conducting searches within North Carolinas University system due to a due diligence failure when recruiting East Carolina University’s chancellor Cecil Staton in 2016.

Search firm involved in hiring F. King Alexander was banned in North Carolina

Artur Silva, News Contributor
March 30, 2021

A search firm used by Oregon State University to hire F. King Alexander in 2020 was temporarily banned by the University of North Carolina System for failing to meet contract expectations.The University...

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Letter to the Editor: We want a board that represents our strong desire for racial and gender justice

Dave Toler
March 30, 2021

While some may think the resignation of King Alexander is a final victory for women's justice, a serious problem still remains: a horribly tone deaf OSU Board of Trustees that is clearly far out of touch...

The Oregon State University presidents office is housed in the Kerr Administration building on the Corvallis, Ore. campus.

OSU and UO students sue respective universities for COVID-19 compensation

Angela Tam, News Contributor
March 24, 2021

Students from Oregon State University and University of Oregon have filed two separate class-action lawsuits against the two institutions, both seeking repayment for tuition and fees citing university...

This petition, aimed to better support sexual assault survivors and create a safer learning environments is approaching 500 signatures. The petition can be found on  

Survivor-focused support petition created by multiple OSU organizations in response to F. King Alexander allegations

Haley Daarstad, Copy Editor
March 24, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.A petition addressed to Oregon State University President F. King Alexander and the OSU Board of Trustees, developed...

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