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.
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The success of the GOP debate recently held on campus was so immeasurable that OU is considering playing host again.
Nov. 9, standing alone under overcast skies with the sun moving west, Sue McQueen, a woman in her 50s, stood at the edge of the Freedom of Speech Area before the Republican Party Debate at Oakland University.
Approximately 3.33 million viewers tuned in to the CNBC Republican presidential debate last Wednesday, which gave much exposure to the campus of Oakland University.
Father and daughter protested the Republican Presidential Debate at Oakland University Nov 9.
The students won their seats to the debate in a lottery. The lottery ensured that each student that entered had an equal opportunity in getting a spot at the debate.
The Republican presidential debate hosted by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party brought Oakland University — and its students — onto the national stage.
What were your thoughts on the remarks made today by GOP presidential candidates regarding federal loans? Vice President Elisa Malile: I was very disappointed in the remarks (regarding loans). I came to this university on federal loans. My parents lost the money, so we didn’t have it. I’ve used federal loans to get me through. [...]
While the Republican presidential debate presented by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party revolved around a multitude of issues that have far reaching implications, none reached students, faculty, staff and administrators of Oakland University more than the issue of student loan debt.
Oakland University Republicans, current students and alumni alike, have had an eventful time preparing for the Republican presidential debate. Robert Schostak, chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, is an OU alumnus and longtime donor. Earlier today, he called the school the state’s “best-kept secret” and was excited to “showcase the university in Oakland County to [...]
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Special section in this week's Oakland Post covers the candidates, common terminology and student stories about the debate.
The College Republicans at Oakland University are gearing up for the upcoming Republican debate at OU and have been active promoting the group.
When senior Daniel Poole decided to come to Oakland University, volunteering for a GOP presidential debate was the last thing he ever expected. However, when David Dulio, director of the political science department, sent out an email informing majors of the opportunity, Poole was quick to respond.
According to the U.S. Treasury Department’s website, the current U.S. debt has climbed close to $15 trillion, nearly $10 trillion since the year 2000, when the U.S. debt hovered around $5.5 trillion. The $15 trillion U.S. debt is also the largest in American’s history dating back to 1791.
The current economy has forced many students to undergo a different type of college experience, one with more work and less play. Sisters Chelsey and Ronnie Booth both work multiple jobs, attend Oakland as full-time students, and still manage to find time for themselves in their busy schedules.
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Republican presidential candidates will set base on campus to discuss the current economy and lack of jobs on Nov. 9, and Cathy Rorai hopes it will encourage students to embrace politics.