Tag Archives: Higher Education

UO, OSU continue housing, feeding students during coronavirus pandemic

Both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University are housing students on campus as a means to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. “OSU’s residence halls and dining centers on our Corvallis campus and at OSU-Cascades campus in Bend remain open, in accordance with Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order as they are deemed […]
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Colleges Get Billions in Coronavirus Relief, but Say Deal Falls Short of Needs

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OSU-Cascades, other Oregon public universities to no longer require SAT, ACT tests for admission

Oregon’s public universities, including Oregon State University-Cascades, will no longer require SAT or ACT tests for incoming student applications, starting with students entering college in the fall of 2021. The universities jointly announced this decision Wednesday morning, stating in a press release that high school grade point average, or GPA, is the most accurate predictor […]
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Gov. Brown: All Oregon universities to move to online instruction

Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday night she was directing Oregon’s higher-education institutions to move their curriculum to online learning. The executive order issued late Wednesday prohibits in-person classroom interactions through April 28 as a way to prevent transmission of COVID-19. Source: Gov. Brown: All Oregon universities to move to online instruction | Coronavirus | bendbulletin.com

SOU will go remote-only for spring term

Southern Oregon University will deliver all classes remotely after returning from an extended spring break, President Linda Schott announced in a Facebook post late Wednesday afternoon. “In the interest of public health, SOU has decided to move to remote delivery of all courses during spring term of 2020,” the post read. “We will provide details […]
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EOU moves classes 100% online for spring term

Eastern Oregon University is moving all on-campus classes to remote access for the spring term. The move comes out of an abundance of caution regarding the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and around the world, according to a press release from the school. Source: EOU moves classes 100% online for spring term | Coronavirus | […]
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Oregon universities proactively planning for COVID-19-related campus closures

A staff member at the University of Washington in Seattle has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the university is making a bold move and taking all classes online through the end of the quarter. Seattle University announced the same plan on Friday. Source: Oregon universities proactively planning for COVID-19-related campus closures | News […]
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EOU board OKs pres pay bump, see increase in freshman retention

The Eastern Oregon University Board of Trustees approved a salary bump for university president Tom Insko. The board meet Thursday for its regular winter meeting at the campus in La Grande and covered an array of topics, according to a news release from the university, including recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee for Presidential Compensation. Source: […]
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Concordia University’s online vision hid grim reality

Concordia University’s future appeared bright to the hundreds of people who filled a blue-lit Portland ballroom to raise money for the historic school. Interim president Tom Ries took the stage and joked with the crowd as he wore a fur-lined winter hat, a nod to his Minnesota roots. Hours earlier, he had delivered a very […]
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Chemeketa board considers $11 per credit tuition increase to balance budget next year

The college’s Board of Education will vote Wednesday on the increase, which would raise the cost of attending Chemeketa by about $500 per year for a full-time student. Board members will vote Wednesday evening on an increase of $11 per credit – a $4 increase in tuition and a $7 increase in the college’s universal […]
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