PHOTO: The official student newspaper of Oregon State University gave front page coverage to a march from the OSU Pride Center that was joined by the Oregon State University President Ed Ray and progressed to other cultural centers on campus. See Kate Schaake, "We, Too, Are OSU, Solidarity March raises awareness, joins community against hate," OSU Barometer, Mar. 13, 2014, p. 1, 4, Megan Campbell, Managing and news editor, "Students, allies to march for solidarity," dailybarometer.com posted Mar. 12, 2014 and "OSU students march for unity," gazettetimes.com posted Mar. 13, 2014.
I note that this march comes 10 years after when OSU President Ed Ray cut the ribbon at the official opening on October 11, 2004 of the OSU Pride Center at 1553 SW 'A' Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon, on the "National Coming Out Day." See Thomas Kraemer, "Corvallis, Oregon State University gay activism 1969-2004," Oregon State University Scholars Archives as printed to PDF 9/6/2010 2:44 PM from OutHistory.org.
I continue to be impressed with the leadership of OSU President Ed Ray over the last 10 years and I suspect he must be near retirement even though he is still providing vibrant leadership at OSU. I have also been glad not to be knowledgeable about the insider OSU politics surrounding major changes in leadership at OSU. It is clear that OSU leadership is undergoing major changes and the positive or negative consequences of these changes will be unknown for years. However, as somebody well versed in organizational politics for decades, I am confident that any needed course corrections will be made for the better, given enough time. See previous post OSU leaders fired and student view of genderism today (3/1/14).
Some related links and articles of interest about key leaders of the OSU Pride Center and other OSU cultural centers:
- "Brubaker-Cole named Roper's successor," OSU Barometer, Fri, Mar. 14, 2014, p. 1 -- Susie Brubaker-Cole has been named the new vice provost for student affairs, Oregon State University Provost and Executive Vice President Sabah Randhawa said in a press release. Larry Roper held the position for more than 18 years, but announced that he was stepping down to return to a faculty teaching position. Brubaker-Cole has a bachelor's degree in French and the comparative history of ideas from the University of Washington and master's and doctoral degrees in French literature from Yale University. Before coming to OSU, she spent eight years at Stanford as associate vice provost for undergraduate education.
- "Roper stepping down as OSU vice provost," gazettetimes.com posted Mar. 13, 2014
- Natchee Barnd, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies, OSU School of Language, Culture, and Society - Natchee Barnd, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies My environmental arts and humanities interests center on environmental racism: the unequal impact of environmental harm or burden on communities of color and indigenous peoples in the United States. -- See video "Cultural and Resource Centers at Oregon State University," youtube.com Uploaded on Apr 27, 2011 and link to OSU's seven cultural and resource centers
- Thomas Kraemer, "Corvallis, Oregon State University gay activism 1969-2004," printed to PDF from OutHistory.org in 2010 is permanently stored by the OSU Scholars Archives@OSU at http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/43450 -- page 9 of Timeline lists March 1976 - Oregon State University Native American Longhouse is dedicated M arch 23, 1976 in a blessing ceremony led by Gilbert Walking Bull
- LGBT@OSU - office serves to meet the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Allied communities, as well as those who identify as Same Gender Loving, Two Spirit, Asexual, Pansexual, and Poly-Amorous
- OSU Pride Center
- Jeff Kenney, Coordinator of LGBT Outreach & Services, LGBT Services Office