The Oakland Post

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 University President O...

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 in an official email that...

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 instruction and as much...

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

Sam Summers, Photographer

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 March 11, it wa...

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 initial date for returning...

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

Lauren Karmo, Campus 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 years.  OU Admission...

Facts matter, stop lying about the coronavirus

Lauren Karmo, Campus 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 regarding the pandemic, but recently, some politicians an...

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, March 25. According...

Faculty weigh in on COVID-19’s economic impact on students

Lauren Reid, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

While the coronavirus outbreak continues around the world, the U.S. finds itself in economic turmoil. As unemployment rates rise and the stock market falls, our consumer-driven economy is working to navigate this new reality. O...

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