The Oakland Post

Fight the Night increases empathy, awareness for homlessness

Amy Swanson, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016

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Students will brave the cold once again for the public demonstration Fight the Night on Nov. 12 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. For these 12 hours, participants will camp and sleep outside to show support for the homeless individuals...

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September 19, 2016

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CIA to host recruiting event at Oakland

Robert Andrews, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2016

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The Central Intelligence Agency will be making a visit to Oakland University on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in an effort to inform students about the agency. This is the first time that the CIA has recruited at Oakland and the eve...

Looking Back: Digging through The Oakland Post archives

Cheyanne Kramer, web editor, & Paige Brockway, editor-in-chief

June 1, 2016

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This summer, The Oakland Post is cleaning up its newsroom, a process that involves physically archiving 57 years of news coverage. Over the years, the Post has gone by many names. We published our first issue in 1959 as Th...

Women’s golf at NCAA regional

Sam Schlenner

May 30, 2016

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Women’s golf made its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance on May 5-7 at Shoal Creek Country Club for the Shoal Creek Regional. Oakland finished 17th (+127) out of 18 teams.Fiona Schmidt topped Oakland’s ranks by tying for 72nd ...

Oakland softball season comes to an early end

Robert Andrews

May 24, 2016

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Oakland’s softball will have to wait until next spring in order to make run for a league title. They ended  their season with a record of 13-31 overall, 8-14 in conference play. The Golden Grizzlies started their season as...

Imani’s women’s history month poem

Imani Smith, contributor

March 16, 2016

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Women.Beautiful in all shapes, beautiful in all shades.Women.Nurturers, cultivators, powerful beings.Women.Extraordinary, fearless with no limits.Women.Energy that is memorable to everyone she connects with.Women.Reflection of the Earth, Sun and ...

The President’s Report

Nick Walter

March 7, 2016

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For those of you who were looking for my report the past couple of issues, I purposely did not write until this week. The reason is that my break consisted mostly of sleep, work and vacation, meaning that my report on the progress of the Big 4 would have been short, to say the least.I do, though, have updates on the Big 4 from this month. Note that it is somewhat sparser than previous reports. The reason for this is simple: most of the work is already done. We’re now finishing up. As a quick refresher, more swag is about bringing more Oakland University gear to campus, more space is about expanding the Oakland Center, more outlets is about getting more outlets, and more 4.0’s is about fixing OU’s atrocious grading scale.More Swag: Last semester we focused on the "Finally FamOUs" theme and swapping out shirts from other universities for OU sweatshirts. This semester, our Marketing Director, Adam George, is planning on bringing in some new items. Stop by the office in the basement of the OC; we still have a few shirts left from last semester and the new stuff will go fast!More Space: In case you missed it from the final report last semester, Oakland is now in the process of expanding the OC. The administration sent out a Request for Proposals (RFP), which is the first step. Next, OU will pick an architect to design the expansion and a company to build it. To be frank, I won’t be President at that time. Regardless, you students have a job to do. This is our building. Our student union. We should be at the forefront of the discussions about what goes into the expansion. I will be pushing for what students want in the new expansion, but when I leave, you, my friends, need to make sure that the next president is doing the same and is vigorously fighting for what you want in the plan for the OC.More Outlets: This is related to the more space initiative. As I’ve mentioned in previous reports, it is highly expensive to put outlets in existing buildings. Sadly, this means that no new outlets are going in old buildings unless they are getting expanded (think the OC). Administration does plan to put more outlets in new buildings and in expansions/renovations, as was done in the Pioneer Food Court in those long curving tables.More 4.0’s: In the grading scale committee (I know, I know, it sounds incredibly boring to say that the more 4.0’s initiative is in a committee phase, but trust me when I say that that’s how every change at a university starts) we’re discussing the impact of changing the grading scale at OU. Being a student, I’ll admit that there were some perspectives on making this change that I wasn’t aware of. I will say, though, that there continues to be major incentive to change, and not just from students, but also from faculty and administration.As always, if you have any questions about this or anything else OUSC-related, shoot me an email at [email protected] or stop by my office in the basement of the OC.

Jalen Hayes

Jalen Hayes

February 25, 2016

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