College enrollment is declining across Oregon. Community colleges have been hit the hardest, with an overall 23% enrollment decline, compared to a 3.8% decline across all institutions. This could spell lasting consequences for both the colleges and students.
Oregon State University researchers in Bend are looking into why different demographic groups have specific beliefs about the coronavirus pandemic. Both the city and Deschutes County are hoping to use that research to better tailor public health messaging to people in Central Oregon.
We Can Do The Work and Disarm OSU — campaigns organized by OSU students, faculty, staff and community members — have been rallying against the formation of a new police department since the university announced its intention to create one last April. The groups are instead advocating for funding to campus services.