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Letter from the Editor: A trip down memory lane

Letter from the Editor: A trip down memory lane

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2023

As a self-proclaimed history nerd, I am continually fascinated by the past and how it has impacted our futures. When pondering the idea of a special edition of The Oakland Post, I thought of no greater...

Student Rec Center Paves Way for OU’s Future

Student Rec Center Paves Way for OU’s Future

Jeannee Kirkaldy November 15, 2023

A funny thing happened on OU's campus. And, it happened over night. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Student Rec Center officially opened its doors to the community. By Wednesday, the atmosphere on campus had...

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10 Years at OU – Varner Interviewed

The Oakland Observer November 15, 2023

OBSERVER: You have been the Chancellor of Oakland for 10 years now; you have seen OU grow from a small college to a University; do you feel that the atmosphere for creative learning at Oakland has improved...

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Hartman Selects Kampe as Men’s Cager Coach

Cliff Weathers November 15, 2023

Greg Kampe, formerly assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Toledo, has been selected to replace Lee Frederick as the university's men's basket-ball coach. Upon Athletic Director Paul Hartman's...

General Hospital, It’s soap opera fever for these students

General Hospital, It’s soap opera fever for these students

Geri McGregor November 15, 2023

If you were to look in the lounge area of the Oakland Center during the day, you would probably find a number of OU students watching television — maybe to see their favorite show, or just to relax....

Looking Back: Oakland Universitys glow up

Looking Back: Oakland University’s glow up

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor September 22, 2021

To be independent is something everyone strives for in life. It’s what an after break up glow up is all about. When Oakland University decided to break up with Michigan state and started undergoing the...

The cover of the February 2, 1962 issue of The Oakland Observer, the former name of OUs student newspaper.

Looking back: February 1962 communism was OU’s hot-button issue

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor September 1, 2021

It is Feb. 3, 1962 in Rochester, Michigan. United States (U.S.) president John F. Kennedy has issued an executive order announcing a trade embargo on Cuba — a result of deteriorating relations stemming...

Emily Morris strikes a pose in front of the archives she spent the 2020-21 school year organizing. Thanks to her hard work, The Oakland Post archives are now accessible to the campus community.

Recent OU grad brings accessibility to The Oakland Post’s history

Tori Coker, Content Editor June 30, 2021

Determined to leave The Oakland Post better than she found it, Emily Morris completed a newly organized library housing the paper’s 62 years of archives ahead of her graduation this past May. Having...

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...

Looking Back: Digging through The Oakland Post archives

Cheyanne Kramer, web editor, & Paige Brockway, editor-in-chief June 1, 2016

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...

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