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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...

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...

President Pescovitz and BOT Chair Robert Schostak during Mondays Board of Trustees meeting.

Feb. 7 BOT meeting: New projects, distinguished professors, university advancement update

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 8, 2022

After being virtual for the beginning of the semester, the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) met for the first time this year to discuss two new construction budgets, two new distinguished professors,...

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...

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...

The BOT met for an audit committee meeting on Monday, Oct. 11 before the formal session later that day. The primary purpose of the meeting was to review the draft financial statements for fiscal year 2021 (FY21). 

BOT audit committee meeting: OU’s net position increases $71.6 million in fiscal year ‘21

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor October 20, 2021

On Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, prior to the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) formal session later that afternoon, the BOT met in Banquet Room A of the Oakland Center for an audit committee meeting...

Chair of the Board of Trustees Robert Schostak at the most recent board formal session on Aug.12, 2021.

OU’s Board of Trustees appointment process

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor October 6, 2021

The most recent appointment of new members to Oakland University’s Board of Trustees (BOT) came with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s 2020 appointment of Trina Scott and Reverend Joseph Jones to the board....

BOT raises tuition 4.2%, adds master’s programs

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor June 23, 2021

A 4.2% increase in tuition rates was the focus of the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting on Monday, June 21. The additions of two new master’s programs and a report on alumni success...

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