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Oakland Universitys Board of Trustees unveiled their 2022-2023 budget at a July 1 meeting.

BOT unanimously approves 3.9% tuition increase, $273.5M budget

Tori Coker, Content Editor July 2, 2022

Oakland University’s Board of Trustees (BOT) unanimously approved a tuition increase of 3.9% for Fall 2022 during a special meeting on Friday, July 1. James Hargett, the university’s interim vice...

June 13 BOT meeting: $9 million O’Dowd renovations, student liaisons leaving, Nursing dean speaks

June 13 BOT meeting: $9 million O’Dowd renovations, student liaisons leaving, Nursing dean speaks

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor June 15, 2022

The Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) met for the first time since the end of the winter semester to bid farewell to the School of Nursing Dean Judy Didion and student liaisons Amanda Wewer and...

OSI and Student Affairs have been working on a unilateral restructuring of the student-led SAFAC orgs. The restructuring takes agency and independence away from student leaders and puts power in administrators hands.

OSI, Student Affairs move unilaterally in restructure of student-led SAFAC orgs

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2022

Changes are coming to the student-run Student Activity Fund Assessment Committee  (SAFAC) organizations and the Office for Student Involvement (OSI) in the 2022-2023 school year.  A significant restructuring...

OUs Board of Trustees alongside President Pescovitz and Chief of Staff Josh Merchant at last Mondays BOT meeting. The BOTs announcement of the creation of the Faculty Board Liaison Task Force could facilitate better communication between OU AAUP faculty and the upper administration.

BOT announces creation of ‘Faculty Board Liaison Task Force’

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2022

In a letter sent to the University Senate this morning, Chair of OU’s Board of Trustees (BOT) Robert Schostak announced the creation of the Faculty Board Liaison Task Force (FBLTF) as a way to “facilitate...

A view of OU AAUP supporters picketing during the job action that disrupted the start of the fall semester. Last summers heated contract negotiations continue to have an impact on the university, as the faculty union now accuses the university of bad-faith bargaining.

Campus workforce responds to AAUP allegations of university bad-faith bargaining

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

In January, Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) leadership released a letter they’d sent to President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and the Board of Trustees...

Oakland University Professor of English Jeffrey Insko.

Letter to the editor: Does the BOT practice what it preaches?

Jeffrey Insko, Contributor January 28, 2022

Like many of my colleagues, I was deeply disappointed this week by the Oakland Board of Trustees’ dismissal of the AAUP’s request to appoint a faculty liaison to the Board. That decision constitutes...

BOT Chair Robert Schostak at a BOT meeting last year. Schostaks letter to OU AAUP leadership denied their request for adding faculty liaisons to the BOT.

Board of Trustees denies AAUP request for faculty liaisons

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2022

In a letter sent to Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) President Karen Miller from OU Board of Trustees (BOT) Chair Robert Schostak earlier this...

Newly appointed Board of Trustees member David Kramer.

Dec. 13 BOT meeting: New member and graduate program, CAS dean speaks

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor December 14, 2021

On Dec. 13, Oakland University’s Board of Trustees (BOT) met for the last time of the year to discuss the introduction of a new graduate program, renewal of charter for three Detroit academies and to...

The header of the official proposal from OU AAUP to add two faculty liaisons to OUs Board of Trustees.

OU AAUP formally request two faculty liaison be added to Board of Trustees

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2021

Ahead of Monday’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, Oakland University’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) has sent a proposal to the administration formally requesting...

Newly appointed Board of Trustees member David Kramer.

Governor Whitmer appoints new member to OU Board of Trustees

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2021

In an email from OU Public Relations Specialist Eric Reikowski, The Post has learned that David Kramer has been appointed to the university's Board of Trustees (BOT). Here's the university's statement...

OUs net position increased by $71.6 million in FY21. The OU community wonders how the increase will benefit students.

It’s unclear how increase in university’s net position will benefit students

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor November 18, 2021

At the Board of Trustees (BOT) audit committee meeting last month, we learned Oakland University’s net position increased $71.6 million in fiscal year 2021 (FY21). What we don’t know is exactly how...

OU Founder Matilda Dodge Wilsons statue outside of the Oakland Center where last weeks BOT meeting was held. With relations between faculty and admins sure to play a role in OUs future, will admins respond to facultys request for a BOT liaison?

Faculty request BOT liaison, administrators actively nonresponsive to AAUP concerns

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2021

During the public comment portion of last Monday’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, Oakland University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) President Karen Miller urged...

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