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A Pacific Power warning sign hangs on a fence. Pacific Power is the company responsible for serving Oregon State University’s power needs.

Scheduled campus power outages planned for grid updates

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
March 9, 2020

Students and staff at Oregon State University have been affected by sporadic power outages over the past month, which interrupted some classes. Steve Clark, vice president of University Relations and...

Weatherford Hall is just one of OSUs 14 residence halls on campus. In an email statement on March 26, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Dan Larson announced the student services that would continue to provide support for critical learning activities during the COVID-19 pandemic: residence and dining halls, the Memorial Union and the Milne Computing Center.

RA position can be difficult, rewarding

Vada Shelby, News contributor
March 2, 2020

After the requirement of living on campus for one’s first year at Oregon State University is met, students have a variety of options to consider for their living situation. OSU offers students the opportunity...

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Oregon State Police received report of suspicious person with knives

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
February 18, 2020

An Oregon State University alert was sent out by OSU Public Safety detailing a report of a white male who was allegedly holding two knives at the Southwest Monroe Avenue and 11th Street intersection on...

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Corvallis Police Log: Dec. 16-23

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
December 28, 2019

December 16 Theft 2- from vehicle A person reported a purple luggage set being stolen from their vehicle during the night. They noted their vehicle had been locked and the luggage set was valued at around...

The bikes halves were separated at the scene before Oregon State Universitys Department of Public Safety officers gathered the bicyclists belongings. 

Bicyclist struck by Beaver Bus on campus

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
November 25, 2019

A Beaver Bus hit a bicyclist at the intersection of Washington Way and 26th Street between 5-6 p.m. on Monday. According to Oregon State Police Trooper Richard Vu, the bicyclist is a male in their forties....

Marine Corps uniform and a veterans honor cord signify the transition from the military to college.  

Service remembered: Community organizations host festivities for Veterans Day 2019

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
November 12, 2019

Oregon State University is observing Veterans Week 2019 with multiple new activities and demonstrations put on by the Student Veterans Association, Oregon State Athletics, and other community organizations. On...

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...

A panel composed of LGBTQIA+ OSU-affiliated STEM leaders speak out about their experiences coming out of the closet. 

Student-led LGBTQIA+ organization hosts STEM coming-out panel during Queer History Month

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
October 14, 2019

Corrections: This article has been updated to correct quotes by Kate Schilke, as well as a misspelling of her name, and correct the date she came out. The Barometer regrets these errors. Out in Science,...

The Dam Worth It team stands on the field during a football game, holding signs. 

Dam Worth It campaign expands to include all of OSU

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
October 14, 2019

The Dam Worth It campaign has relaunched this school year as the official mental health campaign of Oregon State University. This year’s members, which now include both student-athletes and students...

Community members peruse booths at the 2018 Beyond Earth Day Community Fair. 

OSU’s 2019 Beyond Earth Day celebration includes range of events

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
April 19, 2019

Beyond Earth Day, Oregon State University’s annual Earth Day celebration, returns this week, complete with events ranging from Keynote speaker presentations, service projects and trivia nights, to the...

People walk through the Memorial Union quad. 

Students can dance the night away at Thursday’s winter formal dance

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
February 7, 2019

Correction: An earlier version of this story had the incorrect location of the event. The formal dance will be held in the Memorial Union Ballroom.The Memorial Union Ballroom will come to life with live...

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