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Director of Executive Platform- Oakland University Student Congress, Jeremy Johnson

Letter to the editor: On Roe v. Wade and SCOTUS

Jeremy Johnson, Contributor July 1, 2022

Last week, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two precedents that guaranteed access to abortion in the United States. Legally, this means that the...

Letter to the editor: The Wrong Project for the Wrong Time

Letter to the editor: The Wrong Project for the Wrong Time

CASE-OU Steering Committee, Contributor June 15, 2022

The Wrong Project for the Wrong Time  Over the past several weeks, we the Steering Committee of the Campus Alliance for Sustainability and the Environment (CASE-OU), have been learning more about the...

Letter to the editor: Smoking causes lung cancer

Steffan Puwal, Contributor June 1, 2022

As a teacher, I find working with students at Oakland University personally fulfilling.  Your optimism at the start of your career is encouraging.  Sadly, I’m seeing more and more students who smoke...

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....

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