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Bargaining strategies at third annual Collaborative Labor Panel

Adrian Jimenez Morales, Campus Editor April 3, 2024

The third annual collaborative Labor Panel hosted by the Oakland University American Association of University Professors (OU-AAUP) and Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC) was held on March 27 in...

Poor soundproofing in Varner Hall planned to be addressed

Poor soundproofing in Varner Hall planned to be addressed

Dayshawn Fields and Payton Bucki December 13, 2023

Varner Hall, a building dedicated in 1971 to Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD), has been marred by poor soundproofing since the day the building was first opened after recent...

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Explaining the new emergency action provision in the BOT bylaws

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor December 13, 2023

On Dec. 4, the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) approved several revisions to their bylaws, including adding a provision about calling emergency meetings under Article II, which details the BOT’s...

A view of OU AAUP supporters picketing during the job action that disrupted the start of the 2021 fall semester.

OU AAUP accuse university of bad-faith bargaining, demand response from administration

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2022

In the latest development of the continued fallout from 2021’s faculty contract negotiations, leadership from Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP)...

President Pescovitz alongside members of her cabinet and the Board of Trustees at Mondays BOT meeting.

Oct. 11 BOT meeting: research, investments and new faculty contract

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor October 13, 2021

On Oct. 11, the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) met to discuss the acceptance of gifts and pledges to OU, to vote on the acceptance of union collective bargaining agreements from the OU Campus...

Jaliyah Langford, Litta Dillard and Raya Hollis holding signs at OUs entrance on September 1. Many students are joining faculty on the picket lines.

People of color: students, faculty share their thoughts on the work stoppage

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor September 2, 2021

A work stoppage occurred. The start of school was delayed due to the contract dispute between the administration and Oakland University’s American Association of University Professors (OU’s AAUP)....

Oakland University Associate Professor of English Andrea Knutson.

Letter to the editor: contract negotiations, a bridge ready to collapse

Andrea Knutson, Contributor August 16, 2021

I’m a member of Oakland University’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors, and while our bargaining team undergoes contract negotiations (happening now during a temporary extension...

OU board members and administrators hold meetings in Florida

Several Oakland University board of trustee members and top administrators went to Bonita Springs, Florida from Feb. 4 to 6 as part of Oakland University’s annual Winter College event. Six of the eight...

Weeks later, some faculty still concerned over COO hiring

Grace Turner December 17, 2015

Tension rose at Oakland University's Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting on Dec. 2 over the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) position.Barry Winkler, professor emeritus from biomedical sciences, voiced concerns...

Board of trustees approves contract between AAUP and OU adminstrators

By Grace Turner, life editor November 15, 2015

Oakland University put a controversial issue to rest at the Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 22.The board approved the contract agreement between the faculty, represented by OU’s chapter of the American...

Michigan law to update gun laws, allow concealed carry on campus

Grace Turner October 18, 2015

Michigan law may soon allow concealed weapons in schools. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bills 442 and 561 on Tuesday, Oct. 13 that would allow those with concealed pistol licenses...

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