The Oakland Post

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

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor

October 24, 2018

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...

Looking Back: OU employee charged with embezzling in 1995

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor

October 16, 2018

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 26, 2018

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

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: The Tisch Amendment

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor

September 5, 2018

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 ...

Looking Back: The alcohol policy on campus

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor

August 1, 2018

Being told that alcohol is on a college campus wouldn’t shock or bewilder anyone. The combination of students coming of age and also becoming independent for the first time, along with the stereotype of college being a place...

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