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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 began the position as president on Sept. 9, 2022.

‘The student is the heart of our operation’ says Murthy

Hayden Lohr, Campus Editor
September 19, 2022

The Oregon State University president reaffirmed the focus on the student and OSU as a land grant institution at a press conference on Monday Sept. 12. Murthy assumed office on Friday Sept. 9, before...

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OSU leadership supportive of student-loan debt relief

Haley Stark, News Contributor
August 26, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden announced this week that millions of American borrowers would receive substantial student debt forgiveness. OSU students and alumni can expect to benefit from this decision. According...

Construction is underway on the east side of Reser Stadium where Student Health Services will be relocated to the Oregon State University Wellness Clinic for future use. Student Health Services and the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center will both move out of Plageman Hall and be separated from each other.

Student Health Services, Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center to move out of Plageman Hall

Emma Coke, News Contributor
June 6, 2022

In the fall of 2023, Oregon State University’s Student Health Services, which is currently housed within Plageman Hall, will move to the southeast side of Reser Stadium.  SHS moving to Reser Stadium...

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees discusses salary of the future OSU President on May 5 during a public Zoom meeting. The Board is working through presidential applicants and this Zoom meeting is another step in the process of finding the finalists for the position.

OSU Board of Trustees meets to discuss presidential compensation, finalist fee reimbursement

Sam Misa, News Contributor
May 6, 2022

On May 5, members of Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees convened to discuss compensation for the next president and vote on fee reimbursement for finalist candidates. While the board met...

This illustration depicts a milk carton displaying a search ad for the new OSU president. The search for a new Oregon State University President is still in the process with recent updates.

OSU presidential search to continue with board meeting on May 5

Emma Coke, News Contributor
May 4, 2022

The search for Oregon State University’s next president continues with a public session Board of Trustees meeting on May 5 at 1 p.m. over Zoom.  The meeting will consist of determining compensation...

Tuition for OSU is set to increase for next academic year and many students are against that decision. Paying for college is already challenging for many families and the increase could add more stress to students and their financial situation, as depicted in this illustration.

OSU community voices diverse opinions on tuition increase for 2022-23 academic year

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

Oregon State University officials announced another tuition increase for the upcoming academic year, which may impact student finances. According to Becky Johnson, OSU’s interim president, most students...

Member of the board of trustees can be seen at their meeting on April 8  in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. The board approved a tuition increase for the 2022-23 academic year, though more financial aid will also be offered to students to help with the increased inflation.

Tuition increase offers additional need-based financial aid, upcoming budget to cover inflation costs

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
April 13, 2022

Oregon State University will offer more financial aid to students after approving a tuition increase for the 2022-23 academic year. In a Board of Trustees meeting on April 8, the board approved a tuition...

Callahan Hall on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Ore. Due to the buildings old age, freshman residents on the south side of  Callahan have been experiencing water leaks through the windows.

Water leakage in Callahan Hall windows leads to stream of student reports

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
February 26, 2022

Oregon State University staff members encourage students in the residence halls to report water leakages early to avoid water damage after students in Callahan Hall reported water seepage. Condensation...

Oregon State University public safety department cars are lined up outside Kerr Administration on Nov. 23, 2021. Since Oregon State University created its own police department in January 2021, Shanon Anderson, the associate vice president for public safety and OSU chief of police, has led police reform and bias trainings.

Oregon State University police department was created to ‘utilize the education mission and values of OSU’

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
February 10, 2022

After Oregon State University created its own police department in January 2021, the new department had advanced police reform, but some students don't think reform is enough. According to Steve Clark,...

Construction workers use large machines on Jan. 9 to clean up debris left behind after the implosion of the west side of Reser Stadium that took place earlier that month. Since the project was announced, some students such as those involved in Sunrise Corvallis have been speaking out against the implosion and renovation of the stadium.

Sunrise Corvallis protests construction, implosion of Reser Stadium

Stella Harkness, News Contributor
February 7, 2022

Reser Stadium continues to undergo construction after an implosion of its west side on Jan. 6, but some students in Sunrise Corvallis are protesting against this renovation. According to Sunrise Corvallis...

Oregon State University students Makena Apau, left, and Ethan Thompson are wearing masks as they walk out of the Learning Innovation Center on the Corvallis, Ore. campus on Jan. 31. COVID-19 cases are still high due to the omicron variant and many students at OSU have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the winter term.

COVID-19 cases on rise at OSU, up 8% from beginning of January

Kirsten Steinke, Science Beat Reporter
February 7, 2022

About 11% of COVID-19 tests administered at Oregon State University came back positive between Jan. 24 to 30, climbing from a positive testing rate of 3% from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2. This reflects a trend...

During a Board of Trustees meeting held in the Memorial Union on Oregon State Universitys Corvallis, Ore. campus on Dec. 10, the board discussed the new presidential search timeline. The live listening sessions, which occurred  between Jan. 12 and Jan. 20, were part of the early steps in the presidential search process.

Oregon State University presidential search listening sessions ‘are a good start’

Sam Misa, News Contributor
January 21, 2022

Listening sessions at Oregon State University marked the first opportunity for members of the community to give feedback and raise questions and concerns about the presidential search. These live listening...

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