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A photo illustration of a graduating student opening up Zoom to view the 2021 Commencement ceremony. While more students and Corvallis, Ore. residents are getting vaccinated, the school believes it is best that the graduation ceremony for both campuses be held virtually. Each student eligible for graduation will have a slide that will be shown on the screen during the ceremony. If the student turned in a slide before May 15, it will have a picture they have uploaded along with a quote/message in under 120 characters. 

Oregon State’s 2021 Commencement ceremony to be different than years prior

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
June 7, 2021

As the school year draws to a formal close, Oregon State University’s Commencement weekend will be a different experience than prior years for graduates, their families and faculty.Commencement weekend...

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 actionnetwork.org.  

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...

Coverage of F. King Alexanders handling of LSU misconduct, Title IX, investigation, more

Coverage of F. King Alexander’s handling of LSU misconduct, Title IX, investigation, more

The Baro Staff
March 12, 2021

Editor's note: Breaking news briefs are published to get the initial news out to the community in a timely manner before starting an investigative or more in-depth piece on the topic. If the bottom of...

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...

A crowd stands outside the Kerr Administration Building in the afternoon of March 5 to sign a Coalition of Graduate Employees petition.

CGE continues to push for ‘equitable distribution of wealth’ at OSU amid COVID-19

Jada Krening, News Correspondent
July 30, 2020

As Oregon State University adjusts to the impacts of COVID-19, the OSU Coalition of Graduate Employees continues to push for signatures on their petition, “Chop from the top, build up the bottom.”CGE...

Faculty members created a petition to provide Oregon State University leadership with concrete suggestions regarding caregiver resources for OSU community members who are in need of more support due to COVID-19. Lisa Ellsworth, assistant professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, is one of the faculty members who contributed to the development of the petition.

OSU faculty writes petition asking university leadership for more caregiver support

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
July 30, 2020

Correction: A quote by Susanne Brander has been edited to provide more clarification about the university's response to the petition.Faculty members created a petition to provide Oregon State University...

Pharmacy

OSU College of Pharmacy students launch Project Achieve Diversity plan to elevate minority voices

Zoë Sandvigen, News Contributor
June 26, 2020

Editor's Note: While the Health Services Pharmacy is operated by OSU’s College of Pharmacy, there are no current demands or allegations by students, staff or faculty against the pharmacy. This photo...

Face mask-wearing marchers hold signs and chant during the March for Black Lives on June 7. 

Students write letter to Ed Ray after ‘passive’ email regarding issues faced by Black communities

Teresita Guzman Nader, News Reporter
June 12, 2020

Ed Ray, Oregon State University president, sent an email to all OSU students on May 31, calling for immediate action after the death of George Floyd. While some students applaud his words, others call...

Pharmacy

Oregon State University pharmacy to close its doors

Zoë Sandvigen, News Contributor
May 28, 2020

Clarification: The Oregon State University pharmacy is closing because revenue produced by the pharmacy is not competitive with the cost to remain open, according to Steve Clark, vice president of University...

Natasha Mallette is a professional practice engineer and instructor in Oregon State Universitys School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering. 

Students take action, push administration to overturn termination of two engineering instructors

Adriana Gutierrez, News Contributor
April 30, 2020

Following the termination of two engineering instructors' contracts, dismayed students have created a petition currently signed by over 1,100 people and delivered it to administration, imploring them to...

A screenshot taken on March 31, 2020 shows a petition, titled “Reduce Tuition Cost in Response to COVID-19,” which calls on the university to consider reducing the cost of attendance. The petition has been making rounds the past few weeks and has reached over 15,700 signatures from Oregon State University community members, according to its page on the Change.org website. 

Petition to lower tuition reaches 15,700 signatures, gets OSU administration’s attention

Millicent Durand, News Contributor
March 31, 2020

A petition that has been making rounds the past few weeks has reached over 15,700 signatures from Oregon State University community members, according to its page on the Change.org website. The petition,...

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