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April BOT meeting: AI’s impact on campus, CAS progress and new medical sciences M.S.

Adrian Jimenez Morales, Campus Editor April 17, 2024

Oakland University’s Board of Trustees (BOT) held the last meeting for the Winter 2024 semester on April 13. The impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences...

Feb. BOT meeting: New data science B.S., nursing simulation laboratory and “Aspire. Advance. Achieve.” fundraising campaign closure

Feb. BOT meeting: New data science B.S., nursing simulation laboratory and “Aspire. Advance. Achieve.” fundraising campaign closure

Adrian Jimenez Morales, Campus Editor February 7, 2024

Oakland University’s Board of Trustees (BOT) held its first Winter 2024 semester meeting on Feb. 2. The creation of a data science undergraduate program, the renovation of a nursing simulation laboratory...

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‘Aspire. Advance. Achieve.’ campaign celebrates $151 million raised

Adrian Jimenez Morales, Campus Editor January 31, 2024

After more than seven years of effort and support, Oakland University’s Advancement staff, directors and donors celebrated raising over $151 million for Oakland University. On Jan. 22, the celebration...

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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...

Dec. BOT meeting: OU dashboard, financial statements and BOT bylaws revision

Dec. BOT meeting: OU dashboard, financial statements and BOT bylaws revision

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor December 13, 2023

Oakland University’s Board of Trustees (BOT) held its final Fall 2023 semester and calendar year meeting on Dec. 4. President’s Report OU President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz began the president’s...

Sept. BOT meeting: Stabilized enrollment, $5 million for basketball facility, Pescovitz’s contract extension

Sept. BOT meeting: Stabilized enrollment, $5 million for basketball facility, Pescovitz’s contract extension

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor September 20, 2023

The first Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting of the academic year took place on Sept 11. Among the topics discussed were OU’s national recognition, the funding for a basketball training facility and a contract...

Robert (Bobby) Schostak (left) and Joe Jones (right).

August BOT Meeting: Board reappoints Schostak and Jones

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief September 13, 2023

On Thursday, Aug. 10, the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) held a brief meeting to vote on the reappointment of Robert (Bobby) Schostak as board chair and Joe Jones as vice chair.  Schostak...

Committed to engagement: The Board of Trustees Student Liaisons

Committed to engagement: The Board of Trustees Student Liaisons

Anthony Varchetti, Features Reporter September 13, 2023

With the start of the fall semester and a new academic year barely in the rearview mirror, the 2023-2024 Board of Trustees (BOT) Student Liaisons are wasting no time jumping into their roles. The BOT...

OU Board of Trustees approves contract extension for President Pescovitz

OU Board of Trustees approves contract extension for President Pescovitz

The Oakland Post September 11, 2023

The Oakland University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contract extension for President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz that extends through June 30, 2031. The Board cited Dr. Pescovitz’s vision and work...

June 26 BOT meeting: Campus minimum wage increase and new programs

June 26 BOT meeting: Campus minimum wage increase and new programs

Evan Fisher, Campus Reporter July 19, 2023

The Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) met on June 26 to discuss new programs, the University's annual budget, a new public policy series and a campus minimum wage increase. The meeting opened...

The OU Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) protesting for the wage increase at a recent BOT meeting.

BOT votes to increase campus minimum wage for student workers to $15 an hour

Evan Fisher, Campus Reporter July 19, 2023

On June 26, Oakland University’s Board of Trustees (BOT) voted in favor of BOT Treasurer Steven W. Mackey’s proposal for the 2023-2024 budget. Mackey’s proposal included improving campus security,...

April BOT meeting: New master’s program, student awards, advancement update

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor April 27, 2023

The April 20 Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting recognized four student award recipients, introduced a new master’s degree in finance and featured a report from board student liaisons Mallory Kean and Red...

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