Category Archives: Oregon State University (OSU)

OSU trustees to discuss presidential search

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet in executive session at the Oregon Garden in Silverton today and Wednesday to consider employment of the university’s next president. Unlike most of the group’s meetings, these will not be open to the public. Oregon law allows a public body to meet behind closed doors for […]
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Editorial: OSU-Cascades needs state nurturing

Oregon State University’s Cascades campus continues to grow. That growth, in turn, should serve as a gentle nudge to state lawmakers about the value of ensuring student numbers can continue their upward trend. Since the branch campus first offered classes to a relative handful of students on the Central Oregon Community College campus, its growth […]
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As climate warnings grow more dire, Oregon struggles to live up to emissions promises

As climate warnings grow more dire, Oregon struggles to live up to emissions promises. Oregon is not on track to meet the emissions goals it set for itself, and as the U.S. plans to leave the world climate stage, environmentalists worry the state is falling behind. Source: As climate warnings grow more dire, Oregon struggles […]
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OSU Extension fire program to prioritize fire education across state

A statewide fire program created by the Oregon State University Extension Service and College of Forestry is building on examples set by organizations like the Klamath-Lake Forest Health Partnership by expanding those efforts across the state and introducing even more education and outreach resources. Source: OSU Extension fire program to prioritize fire education across state […]
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OSU hires new wheat extension agent for Wasco, Sherman counties

Oregon State University has Jacob Powell as a new extension agent for dryland wheat growers in Wasco and Sherman counties. Source: OSU hires new wheat extension agent for Wasco, Sherman counties

OSU Extension building partnerships in new fire program

In a time of increasing wildfire activity, Oregon State University Extension Service said Friday it has implemented a new statewide fire program to help facilitate forest and range management plans, as well as create a healthy respect of fire through education and outreach efforts. Source: OSU Extension building partnerships in new fire program – KTVZ

OSU-Cascades’ Equity Lounge creates space for marginalized students

Risa Christie, a sophomore at Oregon State University-Cascades, said that because of a chronic illness, being active can be difficult. So when she had the opportunity to create a place on the school’s Bend campus that was welcoming to all students, from underrepresented groups such as students with disabilities, she was thrilled. Source: OSU-Cascades’ Equity […]
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As I See It: OSU must deliver on its claim that it values workers 

Earlier this fall, the Oregon State University classified workers’ SEIU Local 503 was in bargaining for a new contract with OSU. Watching OSU administrators negotiate with SEIU, it was easy to see that despite the rhetoric about valuing classified workers’ labor, the administration’s intention was to “reduce costs” associated with classified employees. However, the administration’s […]
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OSU board OKs $277 million in construction spending for seven projects

List of projects on Corvallis and Bend campuses includes three-phase Cordley Hall renovation. Oregon State University has received approval to move forward with nearly $227 million in projects in Bend and Corvallis. Source: Pamplin Media Group – OSU board OKs $277 million in construction spending for seven projects

Editorial: State Police pull the plug on serving OSU 

It felt like another shoe was dropping in what has become an unexpectedly mesmerizing drama: The Oregon State Police announced on Wednesday that the agency will stop providing law enforcement services to Oregon State University by the middle of next year. State Police officials said they had been thinking for much of this year about […]
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