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Oregon State University’s public safety officer trucks parked south of Kerr Administration Building on Nov. 23, 2021. The PSO trucks, driven by PSO security officers responsible for public safety on the Corvallis, Ore. campus, can often be seen on campus and typically pick up lost, stolen or abandoned bicycles.

Concerns about structure, ethics of campus security raised by OSU students

Oregon State University’s Department of Public Safety includes armed police alongside public safety security officers
Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
January 3, 2022

Oregon State University has had its own police department since January 2021, but some students are against its presence on campus due to ethical and racial concerns. In 2019, Genesis Hansen, a fourth-year...

Traffic on SW Jefferson Way was blocked off after a natural gas line was punctured at the Pharmacy Building on Wednesday at about 2:45 p.m. Buildings in the area were evacuated and the road remained closed until the gas line was capped at about 3:20 p.m.

Gas leak on OSU campus prompts evacuation of classes

Kelsy Valentine, Campus Editor
October 20, 2021

A gas line near the Pharmacy Building on the Oregon State University campus was punctured at about 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, which shut down the buildings in the area. According to David Sweeney, the...

NW Monroe Avenue was blocked off Tuesday afternoon following a gas leak due to a natural gas line being struck accidentally during construction on the street. The gas line was shut off by 5:15 p.m. and officials say the street will be closed to through traffic until late Tuesday night.

Natural gas leak shuts down Monroe Avenue

The Baro Staff
September 14, 2021

An underground natural gas line near NW Monroe Avenue and NW 25th Street in Corvallis was punctured at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday while a construction company was conducting utility work. After the natural...

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Convicted level II sex offender caught illegally entering Wilson Hall, cited for criminal trespass

The Baro Staff
February 11, 2021

The Oregon State University Police arrested Felipe Morfin, a convicted Level II sex offender, on the OSU Corvallis campus Thursday night. According to an email sent out to OSU students by the Department...

Oregon State Police Trooper Daniel Ketcham speaks with Oregon State University students during a 2019 community fair in the Student Experience Center Plaza. 

Oregon State Police ends contract with university, OSU seeks alternatives

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
October 28, 2019

Oregon State Police has decided to discontinue their contract with Oregon State University, effective June 30. OSU will be looking into other law enforcement agencies to potentially partner with after...

Genesis Hansen arrest

Community members push for police answers after Oregon State University student arrested, thrown to ground

Delaney Shea, Editor-in-Chief and Vada Shelby
October 14, 2019

Updated: Monday, Oct. 21 at 6 a.m. Original story, including witness videos, below.Editor’s note: Genesis Hansen is employed as a columnist with Orange Media Network. The Daily Barometer is a part of...

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