Category Archives: Oregon State University (OSU)

OSU: Fall reopening will be safe

ith the Oregon State University Board of Trustees set to vote this week on plans to resume some in-person learning on campus in September, OSU officials are emphasizing the safety precautions being put in place to protect students, faculty and staff in the face of the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic. Source: OSU: Fall reopening will be […]
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OSU researchers help spearhead hemp trials

Researchers at Oregon State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service are teaming up on a first-of-its-kind nationwide hemp study to find out how different growing environments may influence the newly legalized crop. Source: OSU researchers help spearhead hemp trials | Research Center |

Commentary: OSU deserves support to produce next generation of farmers

As an Oregon dairy farmer, I’ve seen struggles from the pandemic and stress on food supply firsthand. When the pandemic hit, consumers and farmers were anxious about food security, especially when supply chains were interrupted, but people also became more aware of where their food was coming from and how vital local farms are. As […]
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As Pac-12 postpones college football season, OSU moves fall term online

The Pac-12 Conference announced this week that it will postpone all fall sports, including college football, through at least the end of 2020. The same day, Oregon State University President F. King Alexander announced that the majority of fall classes would be online. We talk with Alexander about how the college football season’s postponement will […]
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Oregon State announces new plan for fall classes

Officials at Oregon State University’s main campus have announced fall term plans for classes – plans that are heavily tilted toward remote and online learning. OSU’s game plan in September is set up to give students more options amid the pandemic. Source: Oregon State announces new plan for fall classes | KVAL

Study: Many Americans don’t have enough assets to withstand 3 months without income

A new study from Oregon State University found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold, meaning that if their income were cut off they would not have the financial assets to maintain at least poverty-level status for three months. The study compared asset poverty rates in the U.S. […]
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High-tech upgrade aims to help Corvallis cyclists

The city of Corvallis, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State University and Portland State University have teamed up on a bicycle infrastructure project that they will hope make one of the city’s busiest streets safer for cyclists. Source: High-tech upgrade aims to help Corvallis cyclists | Local |

OSU data science initiative addresses issues in Oregon’s rural communities

A faculty-led, student-driven Oregon State University initiative that uses data science to address issues in rural communities is underway with projects ranging from the impacts of air quality on health in Lane County to regulatory impacts on economic development in eastern Oregon. Source: OSU data science initiative addresses issues in Oregon’s rural communities | Local […]
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Our view | A tip of the hat, a kick in the pants

A tip of the hat to Oregon State University’s TRACE COVID-19 project that offered free COVID-19 testing to a few hundred Hermiston residents last weekend. Information gathered from the project, which estimates 17% of Hermiston residents were positive for COVID-19 on those days, will help public health officials better understand how our county can put […]
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Study Says 17% Percent of Hermiston Has COVID-19

Oregon State University researchers estimate that 169 of every 1,000 people in Hermiston have the virus, or 3,000 people total. On Thursday night, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued a stay-home order for Umatilla County, the first time she has sent a county back into lockdown after reopening businesses from COVID-19. This morning, one reason became […]
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