In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, writer Caitlin Flanagan recounted her decision not to finish her education at the University of Virginia because of the presence of male fraternities on campus.
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As this is our last editorial of the winter semester and 2010-11 school year, it may very well be the last editorial you read as an Oakland University student. And that doesn’t apply only to seniors. OU’s first year retention rate is 76 percent, according to data compiled by the university, meaning approximately one in four current freshmen won’t be Golden Grizzlies come this fall.
Students don’t mind sharing the sacrifice — provided others do, too.
Then: We don’t mind paying high food prices in order to pay off the Oakland Center. Now: We kind of mind.
A proposal’s fate should not be decided by a group who has a stake in the issue.
Let’s retire the foul “poop your pants” chant before Oakland takes the national stage during March Madness.
Oakland University is asking professors to use their own time and resources to accommodate students who need more time to take tests. Professors assert that the Office of Disabilities Support Services used to hold this responsibility and should continue to do so because of federal mandates. Students, meanwhile, seem to be getting lost in the shuffle.
Gov. Rick Snyder ran on a business-based platform and was transparent about how he would handle the budget. He promised to attempt to present a balanced budget and has taken a step toward that.
We are asking you to support a raise in tuition. Now, before you get up in arms, please allow us to reason with you.
Now 54 years old, Oakland University must finally settle on an image.
Reporting a major problem earlier might not eliminate the situation, but can help alleviate it.
When parents let their kids go out with friends, they do so knowing full well that their kids are probably doing more than “studying” and “hanging out.” We wonder if that’s the way Oakland University felt when it authorized this year’s homecoming tailgate. Saturday’s tailgate, which will last from approximately 12:30-3:15 p.m., is the first ever school-sanctioned tailgate that allows alcohol.
Gun control is not a partisan issue; it’s an issue of human life.
Going to a basketball game is the first step toward getting more involved on campus.
Planned Parenthood’s presence in Auburn Hills will be a good thing.
A 2011 New Year’s resolution for Oakland University
To those uncomfortable with TSA’s introduction of full body scans, we have three words: Get over it.
OUSC should continue providing free Scantrons to Oakland students.
Oakland University has too many organizations for students not to be a part of any
Say you buy a new car at sticker price. How would you feel if someone else could get the same car for a quarter of that cost? Well, something like that has been happening every day at Oakland University since it debuted its first concurrent enrollment program in 2006.