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Graduates will still get to walk across the stage to accept their diploma, but the ceremony will take place in P1 on August 28, 2020. This shift is the result of continued social distancing because of COVID-19.

Drive-in commencement honors 2020 grads amid COVID-19 restrictions

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor July 29, 2020

Winter 2020 grads are finally getting their commencement ceremony, but it’s not exactly what they might have been expecting. To comply with the executive orders set forth by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Oakland...

Congress passed the CARES Act,  giving out $2 trillion in relief funds. Photo courtesy of Grant News.

Title IV eligible students will receive $500 from CARES act

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief May 12, 2020

Emergency grants were recently made available for Oakland University students when the U.S. Congress passed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The act gave over $2 trillion...

State representative and university leaders hold town hall

Dean Vaglia, Staff Reporter May 6, 2020

Local university presidents and U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin held a town hall on Tuesday, May 5.  Hosted over Zoom, the town hall allowed students to speak with the 8th district congresswoman and Oakland...

Two volunteers handle produce in the Oakland Center.

Oakland Center turns into community safe haven

Emily Morris, Managing Editor May 4, 2020

Many households have been strained because of Michigan’s protective stay-at-home order — struggling to generate consistent meals, hygiene products and social interaction. The Oakland Center has morphed...

Administration takes pay cuts for anticipated funding loss

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief April 29, 2020

In a move to combat the anticipated revenue shortage, Oakland University executive staff will be taking pay cuts, as well as implementing other measures. OU President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz announced...

Campus prepares for fall 2020 hybrid learning

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief April 29, 2020

Oakland University became the first university in Michigan to announce a change to fall semester learning on Friday, April 24. Faculty and students will all be required to wear protective masks during...

Student teaching interns remain on the front line during COVID-19 pandemic

Sam Summers, Design Editor April 26, 2020

For the past five weeks, Oakland University’s student teaching interns have been constantly adapting to changing circumstances as Michigan’s public school districts have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. On...

Bookstore extends rental textbook due date

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief April 26, 2020

Typically, rental textbooks are due on the last day of the semester. This year, the bookstore has modified their policies after all in-person classes were moved online for the Winter 2020 semester. The...

OU offers test-optional admission for incoming freshmen due to COVID-19

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor April 24, 2020

Due to the cancellations of standardized testing in the wake of COVID-19, Oakland University has offered test-optional admission for incoming first-year students for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school...

Facts matter, stop lying about the coronavirus

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor April 17, 2020

People cannot stop talking about COVID-19, but as the quarantined days drag on, the line between fact and fiction has become murky. I already wrote a piece talking about the dangers of spreading misinformation...

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance moved all classes online and canceled over a month’s worth of live performances and public events.

At SMTD, remote learning means the show goes on

Dean Vaglia, Staff Reporter April 5, 2020

A final exam can be easily done over the internet. A musical, not so much. As COVID-19 swept into Michigan, Oakland University made the decision to suspend all in-person learning and shift classes to...

University officials confirm first case of COVID-19 on campus

Trevor Tyle, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2020

The Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) has reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus. The infected individual is a university staff member and has not visited campus since Wednesday,...

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