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United States political parties, depicted with a donkey and elephant for the Democratic and Republican parties respectively, fight over the nation. “The larger polarization of politics is being
reflected in the court right now,” said Oregon State University Associate Professor of Political Science Sarah Henderson.

Misa: Two sides in America, and neither is winning

Sam Misa, Columnist
August 1, 2022

I think it’s fair to say that regardless of your political views, the state of the United States government at this moment in time is deeply flawed. Now why is that? The many issues plaguing...

Jayathi Murthy pictured in the Student Experience Center Plaza on June 7 during a reception for her being selected to be Oregon State Universitys 16th president. Murthy was unanimously elected by the OSU Board of Trustees on June 7, and will begin this position on Sept. 9.

Jayathi Murthy selected as OSU’s 16th president

Murthy will begin in September as the university’s first female president and first president of color
Adriana Gutierrez, Copy Editor
June 7, 2022

Jayathi Y. Murthy, previous dean of Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles, has officially been selected as Oregon State University’s next president, taking over for interim President Becky...

Jason J. Dorsette, president of the Linn-Benton County branch of the NAACP. Now entering his second year of presidency, Dorsette said the last year was explorative and transformative for the branch.

President Jason J. Dorsette is putting the Linn-Benton County branch ‘on the NAACP map’

Ashton McCracken, News Contributor
January 3, 2022

The Linn-Benton County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People elected Jason J. Dorsette president of the branch in January 2021, and this January marks a year...

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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Dr. Rebecca Johnson unanimously elected as interim OSU president

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
April 16, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees unanimously voted Friday to elect Dr. Rebecca Johnson as interim president following the resignation of former President F. King Alexander in late March. Johnson,...

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Wednesday to discuss the recommendation of Dr. Rebecca Johnson as the interim president. Johnson is currently the vice president of the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, Ore.

OSU-Cascades vice president recommended by OSU trustees for interim president position

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
April 14, 2021

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the recommendation of Dr. Rebecca Johnson as the interim OSU president; the appointment will likely last 12 months if approved.Johnson...

Petition to change OSU donor practices circulating

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
April 12, 2021

Oregon State University staff and faculty created a petition calling for the university to change their donor practices in response to the $50 million donation earmarked for Reser Stadium’s renovation.Former...

Petition to change OSU donor practices circulating

Petition to change OSU donor practices circulating

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
April 12, 2021

Oregon State University staff and faculty created a petition calling for the university to change their donor practices in response to the $50 million donation earmarked for Reser Stadium’s renovation.Former...

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Letter to the Editor: ECAC is aware of concerns raised regarding investigation

Members of the OSU Student Body,As members of the Executive Conduct and Accountability Committee, we are aware of the concerns raised regarding the investigation we have been tasked with. We appreciate...

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...

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Letter to the Editor: The Board of Trustees must dismiss President Alexander

Ryan Little
March 12, 2021

Dear Board of Trustees, Last week, a bombshell report revealed that during F. King Alexander's time as president of LSU, he was aware of football coach Les Miles' repeated attempts to have sex with...

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President Alexander ‘deeply saddened’ by his and LSU’s handling of Title IX allegations

Millicent Durand, News Contributor
March 8, 2021

Editor’s Note: Content warning—story contains mention of sexual harassment and assault.Oregon State University President F. King Alexander said he is “deeply saddened” about Louisiana State University's...

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