Category Archives: Oregon State University (OSU)

Study: Smoking by students up where marijuana is legal, but binge drinking down

Marijuana use among college students is going up, and at a decidedly higher rate in states where recreational use is legal, according to a new Oregon State University study. But work by another OSU researcher, using the same data base, points to a decline in binge drinking on campuses in states with legal pot. Source: […]
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OSU in Top 5 Online Educators

For the third time in six years, Oregon State University is ranked as one of America’s five best providers of online education by U.S. News & World Report. Source: OSU in Top 5 Online Educators – The Corvallis Advocate

Where Weed Is Legal, College Students Use It More and Binge Drink Less, Oregon State University Study Finds

An Oregon State University study published Monday showed that college students in states where cannabis is legal reported higher usage than students in states where it remains illegal. Source: Where Weed Is Legal, College Students Use It More and Binge Drink Less, Oregon State University Study Finds – Willamette Week

Oregon State University To Develop Student Housing In Newport

Oregon State University recently announced plans for new student housing in Newport. The announcement is the latest sign that Oregon’s largest university is continuing to expand, largely away from its main campus in Corvallis. Phase one of the plans will cost $10 million and house 160 students who use the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Source: Oregon State […]
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OSU hemp center gets $2.5 million in federal funds

OOregon State University has reeled in some more research funding that it will use to support its new Global Hemp Information Center. The office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley has announced that the federal government is appropriating $2.5 million for OSU to use on the new program. The money was part of a much larger […]
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OSU-Cascades implements stricter ban on tobacco on campus

The tobacco policy at Oregon State University’s two campuses in Corvallis and Bend became stricter Thursday, as the university banned all tobacco products on its properties. Source: OSU-Cascades implements stricter ban on tobacco on campus | Education | bendbulletin.com

As I see it: Oregon State isn’t doing enough for its students

It was in late May that the president of Oregon State University, Ed Ray, addressed the OSU community about food insecurity and homelessness on campus. It seems as though he understands full well that students are suffering on OSU’s campus when he stated that: “Of the ​nearly 2,800 OSU students who applied for food assistance […]
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Our View: Elliott Forest plan could be a win for everyone in 2020

After years of contentious debate about the future of the Elliott State Forest, it’s encouraging to hear an advisory group of diverse stakeholders has found common ground on how to turn the land into a research forest for Oregon State University. It’s imperative to continue that progress and finalize the plan in 2020. Source: Our […]
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Study Finds Not Logging Some Northwest Forests Could Offset Climate Change

A new study finds some Northwest forests have a lot of potential to capture carbon and offset climate change. That is, if they’re preserved and not logged. Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of California-Berkeley looked at which forests in the Western United States should be prioritized for preservation under climate change scenarios. Source: Study […]
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Oregon’s Outdoor School numbers on the rise

Three years after voters approved stepped-up program CORVALLIS, Ore. (KTVZ) — Eighty-one percent of Oregon’s eligible fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in the statewide Oregon State University Extension Service Outdoor School program in the 2018-19 school year, according to a new Oregon State University Extension Service report. A total of 37,965 students took part in Outdoor […]
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