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Sarah Bodnar has joined the CMI staff as their newest CORE Coordinator.

Center for Multicultural Initiatives welcomes new CORE Coordinator

Tori Coker, Content Editor May 18, 2022

The Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI) is welcoming Oakland University alum Sarah Bodnar to their staff as the newest coordinator for their CORE (Collectively Oakland Retains Everyone) program. Bodnar...

The Gay Straight Alliances 17th annual Drag Show is set for March 31.

GSA presents 17th annual Drag Show on March 31

Grace Lovins, Senior Reporter March 16, 2022

OU’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) will be hosting their 17th annual Drag Show on March 31 in the Oakland Center Ballrooms. The show will feature performances from OU students and GSA members as well as...

Circle of Brotherhood, Circle of Sisterhood offer impactful experience for students

Joseph Popis, Sports Reporter February 16, 2022

The Circle of Brotherhood and Circle of Sisterhood are two groups on campus offering a welcoming atmosphere for students. These groups provide students the opportunity to build relationships with fellow...

The 30th Annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration with keynote speaker Anthony Anderson kicked off African American Celebration Month.

CMI hosts African American Celebration Month events

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 3, 2022

In observance of African American Celebration Month (AACM), the Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI) has teamed up with other organizations at Oakland University to host events from Jan. 17 to Feb....

OU alum Nicole Micheles latest single Do It All (feat. Tykese) dropped Fri, Oct. 22

OU alum talks juggling life as singer-songwriter, graduate student

Tori Coker, Content Editor October 27, 2021

Oakland University alum and singer-songwriter Nicole Michele spends her time between two passion projects — her music, and her studies as a graduate student at the University of Michigan (U-M). Her latest...

Students gathered in the Habitat on Friday, Oct. 8, to watch In the Heights. The film screening was part of OUs Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with ‘In the Heights’

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor October 13, 2021

The Oakland University Office for Student Involvement (OSI) and Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI) co-sponsored a screening of the film “In the Heights” on Friday, Oct. 8, in the Oakland Center’s...

The scholarship recognizes OU students who have contributed to interracial understanding and goodwill.

Keeper of the Dream Award to receive applications for 30th year

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter September 29, 2021

Oakland University’s annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards is now accepting applications. Established in January of 1993, this year’s Keeper of the Dream Award will mark its 30th anniversary. The...

Virtual Keeper of the Dream highlights students breaking down cultural barriers

Virtual ‘Keeper of the Dream’ highlights students breaking down cultural barriers

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor January 19, 2021

This year’s Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Award Celebration was watched on screens across the campus community on Monday, Jan. 18 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  The 29th iteration...

Holly Robinson Peete published a childrens book in 2010, My Brother Charlie, which won the 42nd NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in 2011.

Holly Robinson Peete to speak at 25th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards

KeyVonna Taylor, Staff Reporter October 25, 2016

Holly Robinson Peete — actress, author and talk show host — will be keynote speaker at Oakland University's 25th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration. At the event, which will take place...

Food was served at the event that celebrated the end of the Hispanic Heritage Month events at OU.

Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close

Simon Albaugh, Intern Reporter October 18, 2016

This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month has officially ended. But it didn’t go without leaving a mark on both Hispanic students and the larger community alike. Hispanic Heritage Month was a series...

Phenomenal Women panel encourages students in STEM fields

Sarah Lawrence April 11, 2016

In 2014 the American Association for University Women (AAUW) reported that women working full time in the United States were paid 79 percent of men’s wages, contributing to the 21 percent wage gap.On...

The Center for Multicultural Initiatives(CMI) hosted its annual event, Taste of Africa, at the banquet rooms on Friday, Feb.12 at the Oakland Center. 

African American Celebration Month in full swing with a Taste of Africa

Amy Swanson February 14, 2016

African American Celebration Month (AACM) at Oakland continued with the Taste of Africa event.Held Friday, Feb. 12, the party went from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Banquet Rooms of the OC. It was put on by...

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