The Oakland Post

An Oakland Post article regarding ASL from Nov. 29, 2000.

Looking Back: ASL’s rocky road to recognition at OU

Tori Coker, Content Editor November 17, 2021

The study of American Sign Language (ASL) has been a part of OU’s communication department since the late 1970’s. Following the approachment of department founder Donald Hildum by the parent of a Deaf...

Sign language interpreter challenges and tips to communicating virtually

Katie Rockett, Contributor April 15, 2021

With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, many jobs shifted online. Some careers had a tougher transition than others based on the nature of the job, including sign language interpreters.  The...

The Oakland University Communication, Journalism and Public Relations Department announced the new communication and Deaf studies minor for fall 2021. There’s expected to be a lot of interest in the minor and related classes.

Communication and Deaf studies minor introduced for fall 2021

Emily Morris, Managing Editor April 5, 2021

After a year-long approval process, Oakland University will be introducing a communication and Deaf studies minor in the fall.  American Sign Language courses have been offered at OU for nearly 30...

OU students get involved with deaf community

Cheyanne Kramer March 15, 2016

Oakland students have the chance to interact with people in their community who communicate primarily through American Sign Language (ASL) in a monthly Deaf Coffee Night.  Drew Marczewski and Jessie Vasquez,...

‘Vagina Monologues’ empowers and celebrates women

Cheyanne Kramer February 7, 2016

On Feb. 5 and 6, the Gender and Sexuality Center at Oakland University hosted the annual “Vagina Monologues” in Dodge Hall.Outside of the lecture room a sign hung warning attendees.“This play contains...

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