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Science study: Sunlight, not microbes, key to CO2 in Arctic

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Aug 21, 2014
A new study published in Science concludes that sunlight, not bacteria, is the key to converting organic carbon stored in Arctic tundra into carbon dioxide.… Read full story.

OSU sociologist: Policy will determine economic impact of legal marijuana

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Aug 20, 2014
The economic impact of legalizing marijuana in Oregon is difficult to estimate because the potential market will depend in large part on policy decisions, according to sociologist Seth Crawford.… Read full story.
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First tagging study of Antarctic minke whales shows unique feeding

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Aug 18, 2014
Scientists for the first time have used tags to track the behavior of Antarctic minke whales and discovered that they feed in ways unique from other species.… Read full story.

OSU among top 50 colleges in US for LGBT students

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Aug 18, 2014
Oregon State University received a five-out-of-five star rating from Campus Pride, ranking it among the top50 colleges in the United States for LGBT students… Read full story.

Portland Highlights

Kevin McShane, who attended Portland's Jesuit High School and Clackamas Community College, comes from a long list of family members who have attended Oregon State, including his father (Bill), mother (Laura), step-mother (Beth) and five cousins. He arrived at OSU for the 2008-2009 season as a walk-on and left as a three-year team captain. Kevin, who aspires to be a high school teacher and basketball coach, notes that "being a team captain isn't about yelling at guys or giving compliments. It's about being a leader on the court, off the court, in the locker room and trying to be the best player you can be and helping others be better players and people at the same time." Read more about other Oregon State Everyday Champions.

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