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Looking Back: Men’s basketball attends it’s first-ever March Madness in 2005

Autumn Page, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2020

In 2005, the Oakland University men’s basketball team defeated the Alabama A&M Bulldogs 79-69 in their first ever appearance in the National College Athlete Association (NCAA) opening round game of the NCAA’s March Madn...

1994 Dodge Hall fire leads to devastating damages, class cancelations

Autumn Page, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

At 9:35 p.m. on March 14, 1994, Professor Virinder Moudgil was in his Dodge Hall office, grabbing his things, when he smelled a burning, rubber-like odor. He discovered a chemical fire in a biology lab and attempted to extinguish...

Looking Back: 1995 Women’s History Month celebrated literature, film

Autumn Page, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

In 1995, the monthlong celebration of Women’s History Month started off at Oakland University by welcoming Patricia Hill Collins, author of “Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment...

Looking Back: 1999 campus-wide initiative promotes student health

Autumn Page, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2020

In 1999, Oakland University kicked off a campus-wide initiative to promote and encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle. Administration collaborated with the Graham Health Center (GHC), the Recreation Center and ARAMARK...

Looking Back: 1989 BAM Inauguration celebrates black excellence

February 9, 2020

In 1989, Oakland University kicked off the celebration of Black Awareness Month (BAM) with Jazz singer Ortheia Barnes and Free Press writer Susan Watson. Together they launched the BAM Inauguration ceremony.  The theme was Comm...

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...

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