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President George Hynd speaks to the crowd about his accomplishments at the university and his plans for his last year as president.

President Hynd on final year: Done a lot, still more to do

Sam Schlenner, Sports Editor October 11, 2016

Oakland President George Hynd struck a positive chord at the first president’s report since it was announced that the Board of Trustees will not renew his three-year contract. Hynd will be leaving Oakland...

Sunshine Week highlights the importance of government transparency

Shelby Tankersley, Editor-In-Chief March 13, 2016

Happy Sunshine Week folks. Each year, America devotes seven days to stressing the importance of transparency.Sunshine Week was established in 2005 and has one goal: To educate people on the importance...

Gary Russi: Where is he now?

Gary Russi: Where is he now?

By Scott Wolchek March 26, 2014

The whereabouts of former Oakland University President Gary Russi have been shrouded in mystery since his retirement August 2013. Russi, who served an unprecedented 18-year-term at OU, left quietly. There...

Q&A with Beckie Francis:  ‘It is time to set  the record straight’

Q&A with Beckie Francis: ‘It is time to set the record straight’

By Scott Wolchek January 8, 2014

After months of silence, former women’s basketball coach, Beckie Francis, has decided it’s time to speak up about her June 2013 dismissal.  The Oakland Post sent Francis a series of questions in late...

Grizzlies on the prowl: What do you know about the Becky Francis case?

Grizzlies on the prowl: What do you know about the Becky Francis case?

By Ali DeRees November 19, 2013

"I don't know anything about it" -Noel Kucharczyk (the red head with wavy long hair in the picture)  Major: Journalism"I don't know who she is" -Nick Seales. Major: Communication"No, no" -Jordan Reed. ...

Francis’ attorney ‘We’re contemplating our options’

By Scott Wolchek November 19, 2013

Beckie Francis, who was fired from Oakland University June 12, finally has a copy of her termination record that isn’t largely obscured by black permanent marker. The former women’s basketball coach...

OU to provide Francis with nearly un-redacted report

OU to provide Francis with nearly un-redacted report

Scott Wolchek November 15, 2013

Judge Martha D. Anderson has ruled that Oakland University must provide former women’s basketball coach Beckie Francis a copy of a nearly un-redacted version of the internal investigation report that...

Court to review un-redacted files in Francis case

Court to review un-redacted files in Francis case

By Scott Wolchek November 13, 2013

Judge Martha D. Anderson ruled Wednesday that Oakland University had to provide her with the un-redacted version of the internal investigation report that led to the firing of former women’s basketball...

Oakland University acknowledges Francis firing

Oakland University acknowledges Francis firing

By Scott Wolchek November 11, 2013

Former women’s basketball coach, Beckie Francis, was fired from Oakland University for mentally and emotionally abusing her players, according to a document filed in circuit court Friday, Nov. 8 and...

Former women’s basketball coach Beckie Francis sues Oakland University

Victoria Craw November 1, 2013

Beckie Francis, former coach of the women's basketball team, sued Oakland University Nov. 1. Francis's lawyer, Deborah Gordon, said Francis wants access to a file that explains why she was terminated."What...

ACLU to OU: Lift gag order on student-athletes

Victoria Craw October 15, 2013

Oakland University has yet to respond to a letter from the Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that indicates OU’s policy of preventing current players from speaking to the...

OU BOT discusses presidential search, power systems and additional space

OU BOT discusses presidential search, power systems and additional space

By Kaylee Kean October 8, 2013

Oakland University’s Board of Trustees met Monday Oct. 7 to discuss the creation of new committees, the installation of a new power system and the request for state funding towards a new building project. New...

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