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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

Jason McCarley, Oregon State University professor of PSY 340, conducts his weekly lecture remotely via Zoom, a video conferencing platform utilized by OSU.

OSU courses expected to be taught remotely through winter term

Artur Pinheiro da Silva, News Contributor
October 12, 2020

Oregon State University’s President F. King Alexander has announced that the “Corvallis campus will continue providing instruction primarily through remote modalities for winter term 2021.”Vice Provost...

Dixon Recreation opened its doors in early June with COVID-19-specific regulations in place to keep students and faculty safe.

Working out at Dixon Recreation comes with public health regulations, social distancing

Zoë Sandvigen, News Contributor
July 14, 2020

Correction: Brian Hustoles' name was spelt incorrectly on two instances. These corrections have been made.Dixon Recreation opened its doors in early June with COVID-19-specific regulations in place to...

A screenshot taken June 2 of Oregon State Universitys fall term reopening plan—presented by Dan Larson, vice provost of Student Affairs, at a remote, open forum held by OSU administration—shows six initiatives to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus during fall term.

Fall term to include mandatory face-coverings, social distancing, other policy changes announced during forum

Jade Minzlaff, News Contributor
June 4, 2020

Oregon State University administration held a remote open forum on June 2 to field student questions on the reopening of campus in the fall and to explain anticipated policy changes regarding COVID-19. The...

The Weatherford residence hall on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus.

Update: Oregon State University outlines plan for fall term operations

Jade Minzlaff, News Contributor
May 30, 2020

Oregon State University administration has announced plans to hold fall term classes of 50 people or fewer in person and plans to continue the on-campus living requirement for freshmen. As Oregon is in...

This photo illustration represents how the fun doesnt have to stop just because there is a global pandemic. While following social distancing rules and public safety measures, community members have found creative ways to celebrate their loved ones on their special day. 

Community members find creative ways to celebrate during pandemic

Makaila Baron, Practicum Contributor
May 25, 2020

Birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers and other celebrations are still taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic—and although Benton County is in the process of reopening businesses, Governor Kate Brown’s...

Zack Zalesky, Brandon Eisert, Joe Casey and Ben Rodgers prepare for their second day of Quarantine Olympics with penalty kicks at the Oregon State Intermural Fields. Their Youtube video, narrated by Emmett OMalley, showcases one of several events the group is competing in for their own and others quarantine entertainment. 

OSU athletes keeping competitive through “Quarantine Olympics”

In a world where self isolation and social distancing have become more of a requirement and less of a suggestion, feelings of boredom have started grabbing control of households everywhere. But don’t...

Per Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-12, all Oregon gyms, sports and fitness centers, health clubs and exercise studios are temporarily closed. Those who want to remain physically active during the coronavirus outbreak have to do so within their homes, or while practicing social distancing outside, which requires a six-foot distance between others.

Amid Oregon gym closures, OSU community finds new ways to stay active

Teresita Guzman Nader, News Reporter
March 29, 2020

Dixon Recreation Center, Oregon State University’s gymnasium, closed all their indoor sport facilities to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 until April 28. Per Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order...

A student watches an online microscope tutorial as part of the curriculum for an Oregon State University class.

Teaching faculty receive online teaching guidance, some scramble to adapt to remote finals

Max Hatala, News Contributor
March 12, 2020

Following an announcement that winter term finals will be conducted remotely, and the beginning of spring term will shift to online curriculum, some Oregon State University teaching faculty have received...

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