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Professor Peter Markus speaking about his work and the love he has for his students at last Wednesdays faculty/alumni reading.

Creative Writing Program hosts Faculty Alum Reading

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter March 23, 2022

The 2022 Faculty Alum Reading took place at 5:00 p.m. in the Oakland Center on Wednesday, March 16. With a virtual and in-person hybrid format, two alumni and a faculty member from Oakland University’s...

Creative Writing Professor Peter Markus doing his work as Senior Writer of InsideOut Detroit Literary Arts Project.

Beloved professor, alums to read for Creative Writing program’s 10th anniversary

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of OU’s Creative Writing program, the program is hosting a Creative Writing faculty/alumni reading featuring Professor Peter Markus alongside alums Suzanne Honda...

OU journalism alumna and former Post editor, Cayla Smith, talks overcoming obstacles and minority representation.

Former Post editor Cayla Smith talks representation, mental health and working in journalism

Lauren Reid, Content Editor February 2, 2022

Dreaming and goal setting are instrumental in Oakland University alumna Cayla Smith’s post graduation mindset. The Post’s former campus editor, Smith currently works as a Multimedia Journalist for...

OU alum Nicole Micheles latest single Do It All (feat. Tykese) dropped Fri, Oct. 22

OU alum talks juggling life as singer-songwriter, graduate student

Tori Coker, Content Editor October 27, 2021

Oakland University alum and singer-songwriter Nicole Michele spends her time between two passion projects — her music, and her studies as a graduate student at the University of Michigan (U-M). Her latest...

Picketers gathering between North and South Foundation Halls before their march through the heart of campus commenced.

Updates from the picket line: Day 2 — solidarity on campus, a march through the heart of OU, bargaining update

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2021

Starting at 8 a.m. Friday -- faculty and supporters including students, alumni and retirees picketed outside major entrances to the university. The story from the picket line was cross-campus solidarity,...

Oakland University alum Megan Jones.

Letter to the editor: Instructors are invested in their students; the university must invest in its instructors.

Megan Jones, Contributor September 3, 2021

I write this letter as both an alum of Oakland University (BA, Creative Writing, 2018) and as a graduate student and teaching assistant elsewhere, hopeful for a future career in academia. Coming into...

Oakland University alum and former special lecturer Melissa St. Pierre.

Letter to the editor: I stand with the faculty. As an alumna. As a former SL.

Melissa St. Pierre, Contributor September 1, 2021

Dear Editor, I fell in love with OU as a five or six year old girl, but it became “my place” after I graduated from high school and began a love affair that would last seventeen years. I graduated...

Oakland University alumni Jason Storms.

Letter to the editor: Support faculty, seek virtue

Jason Storms, Contributor August 31, 2021

I was twenty years old when I came to Oakland in 2009. I grew up almost five hours away, and didn’t know anyone at the university, or even in the area for that matter. I spent ten hours of round-trip...

Oakland University alumni Felicia Krol.

Letter to the editor: I’m writing to express my disappointment and horror at the treatment of Oakland University faculty

Felicia Krol, Contributor August 28, 2021

To President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, Joshua Merchant, Britt Rios-Ellis, and the Board of Trustees: I’m writing to express my disappointment and horror at the treatment of Oakland University faculty in...

Alumna Melanie Brown discussed her journey and how she has connected politics and journalism with OU Students.

Alumna shares journey from volunteering to Lansing

Jessica Orlando, Reporter March 20, 2021

For Women’s History Month, Oakland University’s Center for Student Involvement asked OU alumni Melanie Brown to come speak about her role in Michigan’s government and her career journey.  Brown,...

Horatiu Zglimbea sorts through the Oakland Post’s photo archives to add to “Oakland through the decades.” This is an ongoing project he’s working on to inform more people about OU’s history.

Alumnus starts video passion project telling OU’s history

Emily Morris, Managing Editor March 10, 2021

“Oakland University through the decades” will be a compilation of five minute video snippets, orchestrated by Horatiu Zglimbea, video production coordinator and producer.  After completing a reunion...

Detroit Hives have all the buzz

Detroit Hives have all the buzz

Autumn Page, Marketing Director February 9, 2021

Timothy Paule and Nicole Lindsey’s beekeeping business, Detroit Hives, has gained all the buzz. Lindsey, an Oakland University alumni, and Paule, her partner, are both Detroiters born and raised.  Their...

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