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President Pescovitz and BOT Chair Robert Schostak during February’s Board of Trustees meeting. At yesterdays meeting, a new $25 million in spending was approved to acquire an off-campus learning facility.

April 14 BOT meeting: New $25 million acquisition, new program, award winners

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor April 15, 2022

Thursday the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) met for one last time this semester to talk about a new program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (IDH), the approval of the...

Sigma XI is the national scientific research honor society.

Sigma Xi hosts annual banquet, lecture with David Good

Grace Lovins, Senior Reporter April 13, 2022

Oakland University’s chapter of Sigma Xi, the national scientific research honor society, hosted their annual lecture and banquet last Thursday, April 7 to present and celebrate scientific research conducted...

President Pescovitz speaking with Indigenous community member Wayne Cleland at last Fridays Land Acknowledgement Statement plaque reveal ceremony.

LAS plaque reveal ceremony affirms OU’s commitment to Indigenous community

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2022

Last Friday’s Land Acknowledgement Statement (LAS) plaque reveal ceremony featured a slate of speakers including the people behind OU’s LAS and individuals from the broader Indigenous community. The...

President Pescovitz and Provost Rios-Ellis on stage during last Wednesdays State of Academic Affairs Address. Following the event, they sat down with The Post to answer some questions for the campus community.

President Pescovitz, Provost Rios-Ellis answer The Post’s questions about future of OU

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2022

Following last Wednesday’s State of Academic Affairs Address, President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Britt Rios-Ellis sat down for an interview with...

President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz addressed the Oakland University community on March 30 for the State of Academic Affairs.

2022 State of Academic Affairs details university priorities, achievements, financial updates

Lauren Reid, Content Editor March 31, 2022

President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Britt Rios-Ellis presided over the campus community on March 30 for the 2022 State of Academic Affairs — detailing...

Professor Taras Oleksyk has asked OU’s administration to provide financial assistance for the universitys Ukranian students.

OU’s Ukrainian community ask administration for financial assistance

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor March 23, 2022

As the war between Russia and Ukraine rages on, the Ukrainian students and faculty of Oakland University have been pleading with OU’s administration for financial assistance.  Due to the extension...

OUWB is now at risk of losing accreditation due to a lack of space for students in the medical school.

OUWB’s accreditation at risk due to lack of space for students

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor March 21, 2022

The OU William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine is now at risk of losing accreditation due to a lack of educational space for students.  OUWB's spacing issues were revealed and discussed by campus...

The majority of students surveyed responded in favor of lifting OUs campus indoor mask mandate before the end of the winter semester.

Majority of students surveyed support ending campus mask mandate

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2022

Results are in for Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC) and The Oakland Post’s co-sponsored Oakland University mask mandate student survey, and 57.5% of respondents have voted in favor of lifting...

OU leaders have discussed the possibility of lifting the on-campus indoor mask mandate before the end of the winter semester.

University discusses lifting mask mandate before end of winter semester

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2022

During last Thursday’s OU Senate meeting, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Britt Rios-Ellis and other members of OU leadership engaged in a discussion about potentially lifting...

After one month of remote learning, classes are back in person as of Feb. 1.

Back to school: What should students expect?

Grace Lovins, Senior Reporter February 1, 2022

After a month-long wait, students finally prepared to make their way back to campus on Feb. 1 for the transition from virtual to in-person classes. On Jan. 24, campus communications sent an email to...

President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz delivering the State of The University Address on Thursday, Oct. 21.

State of The University Address recognizes budget shortfall and enrollment decrease, highlights areas of growth

Lauren Reid, Content Editor October 22, 2021

President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz addressed the Oakland University community on Thursday, Oct. 21 during the annual State of The University Address in the Oakland Center (OC) Founder’s Ballrooms. Executive...

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