The Oakland Post

Looking Back: God comes to OU, and Oakland Student gets shot at after failed drug deal

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor

December 5, 2018

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God Comes to OU September, 1988 A 19 year old Rochester Hills man was arrested on campus in August 1988, after allegedly assaulting a police officer. That man had no identification and refused to tell the arresting officer his name...

Looking Back: Student Congress President resigns after arrest in university bookstore

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor

November 28, 2018

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An Oakland University Student Congress president resigned from his position after being caught attempting to shoplift at the university bookstore in September 1982. Zachary Shallow, the then Student Congress president, was appreh...

Looking Back: Library heist of $73,500 worth of books

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor

October 23, 2018

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Espionage, execution and the promise of a sweet payday. When people talk about heists, they often imagine the target being a bank somewhere, or some rich snob who deserves a comeuppance. What they don't think of is the target...

OU employee charged with embezzling in 1995

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor

October 16, 2018

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A previous employee of Oakland University’s Graham Health Center (GHC) was sentenced in April 1996 for four counts of embezzlement from the medical center. In the summer of 1995, an internal audit of the GHC found there was $30,000...

Looking Back: WXOU’s 20 year battle

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor

September 25, 2018

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For more than 20 years, students have been able to tune in to 88.3 FM to listen to WXOU, the student radio station on campus. But in order to get to that point, the campus station had to struggle for years in order to give stud...

Looking Back 9/19/18

September 18, 2018

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Three bombs set by a former Oakland University student went off on Oakland’s campus on January 10, 1990, prompting a panic from students and faculty. Jerry Guglielmello, former student from the fall of 1989, and Christian...

Looking Back 9/5/19

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor

September 5, 2018

Filed under Looking Back

State funding is crucial to the upkeep and operating of Oakland University, but there was a brief time in the fall of 1980 when that funding was threatened by a tax change known as the Tisch Amendment. The Tisch Amendment was a tax proposal that ...

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