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OU celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1984 with a hot air balloon festival.

Looking Back: OU celebrates 25th anniversary

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor February 23, 2022

Oakland University offers a lot of fun and unique activities for students to enjoy, they also know how to throw big milestone celebrations.  Back in 1984, OU celebrated the university's 25th anniversary...

Snowy days have surely had their fair share on OUs campus.

Looking Back: Diving into OU’s past snow days

Bridget Janis and Lauren Reid February 9, 2022

Snow days can truly make you feel like a kid again. Even in college, students will flush an ice cube down the toilet or wear their pajamas backwards. On Wednesday Feb. 2, 2021, Oakland University declared...

An Oakland Post article regarding ASL from Nov. 29, 2000.

Looking Back: ASL’s rocky road to recognition at OU

Tori Coker, Content Editor November 17, 2021

The study of American Sign Language (ASL) has been a part of OU’s communication department since the late 1970’s. Following the approachment of department founder Donald Hildum by the parent of a Deaf...

Regis Philbin (pictured here) hosted Who Wants to be a Millionaire? circa 2000.

Looking Back: OU student goes on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor October 6, 2021

College is a time to meet new people, learn new things and go broke in the process. Every college student wishes they could skip the whole thing and become a millionaire. On Aug. 27, 2000, Greg Hummel,...

The current logo for Oakland University, the Golden Grizzly.

Looking Back: Oakland University’s glow up

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor September 22, 2021

To be independent is something everyone strives for in life. It’s what an after break up glow up is all about. When Oakland University decided to break up with Michigan state and started undergoing the...

The World Trade Center towers burn after being hit by two planes on September 11, 2001.

Looking Back: Post covers 9/11, paper tigers no more

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor September 15, 2021

On May 28, 1998, Osama Bin Laden conducted an interview with the ABC’s John Miller and his interpreter. In this interview Bin Laden asserted that the United States (U.S.) was a “paper tiger” due...

The cover of the February 2, 1962 cover of The Oakland Observer, the former name of OUs student newspaper.

Looking back: February 1962 communism was OU’s hot-button issue

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor September 1, 2021

It is Feb. 3, 1962 in Rochester, Michigan. United States (U.S.) president John F. Kennedy has issued an executive order announcing a trade embargo on Cuba — a result of deteriorating relations stemming...

Shuana Hazime found her car in Bear Lake after class on Wednesday April, 2. Her vehicle is only the most recent that has taken the plunge though.

Uncovering the lost cars of Bear Lake

Emily Morris, Managing Editor April 14, 2021

The rumors are true. There have been several fateful voyages into Bear Lake since its creation in 1968, and these are their stories.  The origins of ‘Beer’ Lake The murky waters were originally...

Oakland University celebrated National Coming Out Day in 2000

Autumn Page, Marketing Director October 14, 2020

A student that wasn’t part of the Pride Forum said they found encouragement in the national day focused on the LGBTQIA+ community. The Pride Forum set out literature and stickers for students to wear...

Substance abuse programs face alcoholism in 1988

Autumn Page, Marketing Director September 16, 2020

Substance abuse was something Barbara Talbot and Jack Wilson took action against in 1988. Wilson, a psychologist and associate vice president of student affairs, hoped to educate students about Adult...

Major departmental changes for music, theatre and dance occurred in 1992

Major departmental changes for music, theatre and dance occurred in 1992

Autumn Page, Marketing Director September 9, 2020

The changes resulted in a department of Music, Theatre and Dance. Approved by the Oakland University Board of Trustees, a new major was added to the existing bachelor of arts program in the College of...

New students in 2013 we welcomed with a convocation with remarks from the president of the university. This year, the convocation will be held virtually. Photo courtesy of the Oakland Post archives.

Welcome to campus convocation: 2013 edition

Autumn Page, Marketing Director September 1, 2020

In September of 2013, Oakland University held what is now an annual convocation to welcome incoming students before the academic year started.  The convocation featured eight speakers, along with videos...

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