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Looking Back: 1968 state budget shocked university, caused financial struggle

Autumn Page, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

In January 1968, Michigan's Governor George Romney announced his proposed fiscal year budget, and everyone at Oakland University was shocked. Under Romney's proposed budget, OU was the only school in Michigan whose per capita a...

Looking Back: 2010 benefit concert ‘Haiti-palooza!’ helps those devastated by disaster

Lauren Karmo, Campus Editor

January 12, 2020

Ringing in the new decade in January 2010, Oakland University students did their part to raise money for the earthquake-devastated Haiti through a benefit concert. Hosted by WXOU, “Haiti-palooza!” raised $6,900 for the nation re...

Looking Back: Kresge library struggled to provide resources in 1977

Bridget Janis, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

With collections of books, journals, periodicals, microfilms and electronic databases, Kresge Library is an important resource for Oakland University students to use for research. But in 1977, students and faculty expressed concerns...

Looking Back: Grizz statue built in 2006

October 9, 2019

The cheer team, dance team, OU pep band and the Grizz mascot all gathered around to perform in front of the O’rena in honor of the Grizz statue finally being revealed at Oakland University in 2006. The Grizz statue impacted...

Dance bans swept across campus in 2005

Bridget Janis, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

People on a campus coming together at an event is an important part of the college atmosphere. In 2005, bans made on dances that didn’t allow non-Oakland University students to be on campus for student-run events made it hard...

Looking Back: Issues with the 1995 Student Congress election

Bridget Janis, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2019

When election time for the Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC) comes around, students have the opportunity to have a say by voting for the best candidates.  In 1995, the OUSC election ended up taking a surprising turn. St...

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