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Ronald Lee Wyden (born May 3, 1949) is an American politician and retired educator. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Oregon's 3rd congressional district from 1981 to 1996 and has served as a U.S. Senator from Oregon since 1996. Born in Wichita, Kansas and raised in Palo Alto, California, he graduated from Palo Alto High School before attending the University of California, Santa Barbara and earning a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Oregon School...
At the time that it gained land grant status in 1868, Oregon State University (then Corvallis College) was a typical liberal arts college of the day. As the college's curriculum expanded into the sciences and technology in the early 20th century, the liberal arts were de-emphasized; they were grouped in to the Division of Service Departments. In 1919, the division was renamed the School of Basic Arts and Sciences. With the reorganization of Oregon's public higher education in 1932, the liberal a...