The Oakland Post

Looking Back: Frozen Pipes and Ceiling Collapses

Cheyanne Kramer, Managing Editor

September 19, 2017

On Jan. 5, 1992, a second set of water pipes burst between Kresge Library and Hannah Hall. This pipe burst would result in a $9,000 bill for repairs. This fix was dubbed as the “quick fix,” because university officials...

Looking Back: The Immorality of OU

Cheyanne Kramer, Managing Editor

September 5, 2017

Back in 1969, The Oakland Post was known as The Oakland Observer. The Observer was well known for its opinionated content about both politics and Oakland University. What kind of opinionated content? Well, the Oct. 7, 1969...

Looking back at the Detroit Riot

Cheyanne Kramer, Managing Editor

August 1, 2017

In the early morning hours of July 23, 1967, an after-hours club celebrating the return of two Vietnam war servicemen was shut down by a mostly white Detroit police force. The 85 people inside the bar were taken away in poli...

Looking Back: Marijuana Protests

Cheyanne Kramer, Managing Editor

June 29, 2017

Following “disturbances” at Michigan State University at the end of the semester, the MSU-Oakland Board of Trustees passed a resolution unanimously, declaring that “freedom requires order and discipline”. These “disturban...

Looking Back: Student with autism finds mentorship, success at Oakland

Cheyanne Kramer, Web Editor

April 4, 2017

Note: Some of the language used to reference autism spectrum disorder in 1984 can be considered rude and disrespectful today. The Oakland Post understands that this is a sensitive manner, and all quotes have been taken directl...

Looking Back: University presidential searches meet Michigan Open Meetings Act

Cheyanne Kramer, Web Editor

March 14, 2017

In 1980, Oakland University's presidential search committee interviewed six candidates in secret closed sessions. Following the end of Donald O'Dowd's nine-year term as president, George Matthews had been appointed interim pres...

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