Even with growth and amazing change, the campus is still a fine place for a walk down memory lane
Few academic units at Oregon State have reset their goals so dramatically
Part II of a two-issue look at 20 defining moments in OSU history
I have decided to say goodbye by indulging myself one last time in my favorite passion as an Oregon Stater: discussing the defining moments in this university’s history.
Our feature this time concerns how buildings at OSU have gotten their names. An informed walk across campus reveals that this was done differently during various periods of OSU history.
And what an inauspicious launching it was. Surrounded by enough political intrigue to warrant a movie, it would eventually bring down a president …
There are plenty of surprises in the history of the rivalry between the two schools.
Does this mean these early students spent all their time outside the classroom cloistered in ascetic seclusion, like members of a religious order? Not even close. They lived, as young people have always lived, taking risks, acting crazy, and doing things their parents, I’m sure, had warned them against.
What I found was a fascinating journey through 141 years of alternative, independent and underground publications, ranging from the humorous to the ridiculous to the boring and staid. I left the experience convinced that the OSU campus has indeed experienced and tolerated a wide range of printed speech over the years.