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Letter to the editor: A University Is Not a Shopping Mall

Letter to the editor: A University Is Not a Shopping Mall

Annette Gilson, Ph.D, Contributor May 26, 2022

Last Friday, I had to get an X-ray at Ascension hospital in Rochester Hills. Coming home, I drove west on Walton Boulevard toward the Oakland University campus. It was late in the day and traffic was heavy,...

Oakland University Associate Professor of
Mechanical Engineering Michael Latcha.

Letter to the editor: A Personal Take on the Changing Landscape of OU Contract Negotiations

Michael Latcha, Contributor April 14, 2022

I have been fortunate to have served as a member of the AAUP bargaining teams in 1994, 1997, 2000, and then as chief negotiator for the AAUP in 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015. During this time, I’ve witnessed...

Letter to the editor: Silent witness to a genocide

Steffan Puwal, Contributor April 8, 2022

This is the second month of the war.  Ukrainians continue to fight alone in defense of their democracy, their families, and basic human decency.  In recent days, we have been witness to the atrocities...

Letter to the editor: Do more to manage the nuclear risk from sanctions

Steffan Puwal, Contributor March 31, 2022

One month into the war, NATO and the United States seem committed to sending military equipment to Ukraine and imposing significant sanctions on Russia.  Press briefings, official statements, and countless...

Letter to the editor: Focus on the nuclear war we already have

Steffan Puwal, Contributor March 24, 2022

Steffan Puwal, PhD Special Lecturer & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Physics   “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”  After...

Walter Wolfsberger (left) and Professor Taras Oleksyk (right).

Letter to the editor: Propaganda war: Debunking misinformation claims about Russia’s war in Ukraine

Walter Wolfsberger and Taras Oleksyk March 21, 2022

*This letter was prepared based on the most common questions received during Support Ukraine Table at Oakland Center last week. We know that information is the ultimate power.  In our times, this has...

Professor Taras Oleksyk at Fridays Light the Candle for Ukraine ceremony outside of Elliott Tower.

Letter to the editor: There is still a lot to learn about the Ukrainians

Taras Oleksyk, Contributor March 12, 2022

Some time ago, I put a yellow and blue Ukrainian flag on my house in Rochester Hills.  A neighbor walking her dog asked me: “I like that flag; we googled the colors already.  Are you from Ukraine?” Despite...

Letter to the editor: Ukrainians will resist. What should I do?

Taras Oleksyk, Contributor March 2, 2022

I hope you are watching. There is a tragedy unveiling in the middle of Europe. A dictator that poisons and imprisons its own people is now moving his armies to strangle a fledgling democracy that believes...

Letter to the editor: A native Ukrainian’s perspective on the actions of Russia’s authoritarian regime

Taras Oleksyk, Contributor February 24, 2022

In recent days we have witnessed a turning point in history. An authoritarian regime in Russia has taken aggressive steps that threaten sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, a rising democracy....

OU Special Lecturer Chris Dingwall.

Letter to the editor: Refund student tuition

Chris Dingwall, Contributor January 31, 2022

On Friday afternoon, the Detroit News reported that Oakland University had mistakenly informed 5500 students that they received Platinum Presidential Scholar Awards. This is just the university's most...

Oakland University Professor of English Jeffrey Insko.

Letter to the editor: Does the BOT practice what it preaches?

Jeffrey Insko, Contributor January 28, 2022

Like many of my colleagues, I was deeply disappointed this week by the Oakland Board of Trustees’ dismissal of the AAUP’s request to appoint a faculty liaison to the Board. That decision constitutes...

Letter to the editor: My feelings about Oxford

Joey Colby, Contributor December 4, 2021

A wise and illustrious woman once stated that “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” The paralyzation by our legislatures from the act of domestic terrorism in Oxford bring...

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