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Washington Way to see reconstruction into summer of 2024

Riley LeCocq, News Reporter
July 11, 2023

Washington Way has begun and will continue to undergo a multi-year phased reconstruction project with increased lighting, wider sidewalks, the loss of 123 parking spots in the area and more.  According...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, signs requiring masks within Oregon State University buildings were posted up around campus; pictured here are signs in the Memorial Union on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus. With Delta variant cases of COVID-19 rising in Oregon, the university will be reinstating its face covering policies in indoor public spaces—which was initially lifted on June 30—effective immediately. 

OSU reinstates face covering policy for public indoor spaces

The Baro Staff
August 5, 2021

Oregon State University officials announced Thursday that masks will be required in all indoor public spaces on campus, effective immediately, due to rising COVID-19 Delta variant cases across the state...

The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts, home to the School of Arts and Communication. The OSU Board of Trustees approved Tuesday a split of the School of Arts and Communication, and effective this fall the two new schools will be the School of Communication and the School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts.

Board of Trustees approve changes to organization of School of Arts and Communication, among other agenda items

Angela Tam, News Contributor
August 4, 2021

Oregon State University’s School of Arts and Communication within the College of Liberal Arts has been approved to separate into two distinct schools: a School of Communication and a School of Visual,...

From left to right, Abrianna Feinauer as Dromio of Ephesus, Hannah Schwartz as Luciana and Samantha Johnson as Adriana during a dress rehearsal for Bard in the Quad. This summer, Bard in the Quad will take place in person with “Comedy of Errors,” on August 5-8 and 12-15 in the Memorial Union Quad at 7:30 p.m. 

OSU Theatre debuts return to in-person performances with Bard in the Quad

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
August 4, 2021

Imagine you’re sitting in the Memorial Union Quad—surrounded by community, eating delicious snacks from a picnic basket and enjoying the summer breeze, the company of friends and live theatre. That’s...

Oregon State University fourth-year fine arts student Chloe Zinda, left, and Oregon Governor Kate Brown hold an oversize check for $1 million, the grand prize for the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign. Zinda plans to pay off school loans and invest the money into buying a house or art studio of her own. 

OSU student plans to use $1 million COVID-19 vaccine prize to fund future

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
August 2, 2021

As the winner of Oregon’s $1 million COVID-19 vaccine prize, Oregon State University fourth-year art student Chloe Zinda said the money will help fund her future as an artist. Zinda plans to use her...

A photo of the Valley Library, taken Wednesday. According to the Interim University Librarian Anne-Marie Deitering, this closure will provide a much needed opportunity to prepare for a return to higher-occupancy use.

OSU Valley Library to be closed to public in August, first floor closed for fall term

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
July 31, 2021

The Oregon State University Valley Library will be closed to the public in August, and the first floor will be closed for fall term, due to a needed reset.According to a press release sent out by Interim...

Miguel Arrellano Sanchez can be seen illustrated by the Human Services Resource Center. With Bill 2835 passing, there is more availability to aid for students at Oregon State through the efforts of HSRC.

OSU HSRC receives state funding for basic need assistance services

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
July 25, 2021

Oregon State University, which has had a basic needs navigator for three years, has yet to determine how it will use the new funding provided by the passage of House Bill 2835. HB 2835 was passed on June...

Mary (left), Emmett OMalley, Bridget OMalley, Nell OMalley and Mike OMalley posing for a photo in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France in August 2018. Mike OMalley was a Senior Instructor in Oregon State Universitys College of Education Double Degree program for over 20 years, and died on July 1 at 63 years old.

Mike O’Malley: an Oregon State University ‘lifeforce’

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
July 8, 2021

Beginning his time at Oregon State University as a part-time instructor in 1999, Mike O’Malley was not only well-known around campus, but was also considered a must-have teacher according to multiple...

Researchers push out a measurement buoy onto the ocean currents. These buoys measure weather variables such as wave height that are considered in wave energy research facilities.  

PacWave, OSU’s Wave Energy Testing Facility, has been federally approved

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
July 6, 2021

After an almost 10-year approval process, the estimated $82 million wave energy research facility, PacWave, has been licensed and approved to operate seven miles southwest off the coast of Newport, Ore.PacWave...

Tim Carroll, the incoming Oregon State University Sara Hart Kimball dean of the College of Business, can be seen in this photo illustration as he prepares for his work leading with OSU. Carroll will begin his position at OSU on July 30.

Tim Carroll is named Sara Hart Kimball Dean of College of Business

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
July 6, 2021

Oregon State University has named Tim Carroll as the Sara Hart Kimball Dean for the College of Business, with the position going into effect July 30.Carroll will be replacing Jim Coakley, who has been...

Oregon State University physics Professor Xavier Siemens, right, discusses research with (from far left) physics graduate students Nima Laal, Robin Case, and Jacob Taylor. Siemens will be leading a $17 million dollar effort to study gravitational waves and their relationship with our ever-changing universe.

OSU professor leads study of gravitational waves

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
July 4, 2021

Oregon State University physics professor Xavier Siemens will lead and co-direct a $17 million grant that funds the study of gravitational waves to provide insight into how our universe evolves.The National...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, signs requiring masks within Oregon State University buildings have been posted up around campus; pictured here are signs in the Memorial Union on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus. With the COVID-19 mask and social distancing policies being lifted in the state of Oregon on June 30, OSU will also lift these policies. 

OSU to lift COVID-19 restrictions on June 30

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
June 29, 2021

Oregon State University’s COVID-19 face mask and social distancing policies will be lifted on June 30, along with the rest of the state of Oregon.Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced on June 25 that...

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