Oregon students lead fight to change OSU's name
By The Associated Press
SALEM — Oregon State University students have taken their campaign to change the school's name to the state capitol.
But Beaver alumni can still call their alma mater by its OSU initials if House Bill 3282 becomes law. Students are leading the charge to change Oregon State University to "Oregon Student University,'' in order to reflect the shift in the funding burden from the state to students.
A spokeswoman for Rep. Kelley Wirth, D-Corvallis, who is a graduate of the university, said that Wirth is sponsoring the bill because she supports the students and wants to draw attention to declining support for higher education and the shift in costs from taxpayers to students.