The doctors said he had 24 hours to live. That was five years ago. George Maalouf, who graduated from Oakland University in 1995, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, after collapsing in his New York apartment May 8, 2008.
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It’s been almost a year since Robbie Williford and Samantha Wolf were elected Oakland University Student Congress Vice President and President. The pair labored over decision to run again, ultimately deciding to challenge themselves to try something new instead. Before leaving office, Williford and Wolf sat down with The Oakland Post to reflect on their administration and offer advice for their successors.
Oakland University’s School of Education and Human Services has partnered with Oxford Community Schools and Beijing Channel Consulting International Education Group to establish an educational partnership.
Oakland University women’s head basketball coach Beckie Francis has won the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s Most Courageous Award for her efforts to raise awareness for child sexual abuse victims.
Erin's Law, designed to protect and inform children about sexual abuse, has been passed in Michigan. Coach Beckie Francis was among those who testified in support of the legislation.
Alumna Ashley Lorano has been recognized for her international charitable efforts with the RARE Everyday Hero Award.
Oakland University will remain open today, in spite of the 4-7 inches of snow that accumulated last night and the winter weather advisory that was in effect until noon for Oakland County.
After months of preparation, the winners of the Oakland Concerto Competition will be performing with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra in the 16th Annual David Daniels Young Artist Concert on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.
The OU theatre department is presenting "Legally Blonde" Jan. 31 to Feb. 10 at Varner's Studio Theatre.
Last week, a tragedy of sorts occurred. I hit a squirrel while I was driving home. His death was senseless, but not the first of its kind. I was having a perfectly good day, when something snapped. The opening notes to “Someone Like You” came on the radio.
Oakland snapped a two-game losing streak with a comeback win over Davenport on Saturday night
The Bear Bus program, a joint effort by Oakland University Housing and Student Congress, is preparing for adaptations to the updated routes and the use of two new shuttles that were introduced in September.
The Republican-majority House passed the bill 58-51 — the state Senate approved it last week. The bill will now go to Republican Governor Rick Snyder, who has promised to sign it into law.
The Oakland Center was evacuated after a fire alarm was set off by smoke in the Chartwell’s kitchen at approximately 11:45 a.m. Dec. 7.
Beckie Francis, the Oakland University women’s basketball coach, will testify in support of the legislation, known as Erin’s Law, on Tuesday in Lansing.
Theft in student apartments A police officer was dispatched to the student apartments Nov. 16 for a larceny report regarding a laptop. The student stated that on the date of the incident, she and her roommates had people over between 9:30 p.m. and 2 a.m., and her laptop had been out in the living room. She said throughout the night, several people used the laptop to change music and when she woke up later in the morning, the laptop was gone. The student is tracking the laptop’s location and will contact dispatch if it connected to a wireless network.
This year, Christmas sparkles a little differently for me — the lights twinkle brighter, I don’t find it all obnoxious that the radio stations have had the same 10 holiday songs on repeat since October, and I’m reconsidering my beliefs on Santa Claus. This is the first holiday season in four years that I am not working retail. I’ve considered all the spare time and sanity I’ll have to share with me loved ones, but have come to the decision that I’m out for blood instead.
Faculty member receives harassing phone calls; Vehicle vandalized in P5
As an informed woman, this year’s election proved to be difficult. I’ve followed the media coverage, and by all accounts, “Hail to the Chief” should be replaced with Rod Stewart’s “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” I ought to have cared about health care, the national deficit, Social Security, economic reform and silly things like student loans and military spending — but I just didn’t.
For Beckie Francis, sharing her experience as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse was a way to encourage others and raise awareness about a topic that is often dismissed as taboo. Until recently, Francis, who coaches Oakland University’s women’s basketball team, had not publically disclosed that she was sexually abused by her father from age four to 13. She had previously told her team and her church. On Oct. 18, Francis told the world through an interview with the Associated Press.