Even with growth and amazing change, the campus is still a fine place for a walk down memory lane
A different point of view on one of Oregon State’s most unusual and historic athletic contests
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.
Now a towering specimen, this particular Doug fir remains the only surviving tree on campus to have been named for a person …
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.
I got a little fired up working on this issue’s cover story about OSU’s efforts to improve student success, helping more freshmen make it all the way through to their diplomas. The “degree completion” number hovers just above 60 percent for OSU, meaning four of ten students don’t earn a bachelor’s degree within six years of starting college.
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.