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Oakland University hosts ‘Letters to Lansing’ event

Gracie Murray, Features Reporter April 17, 2024

Oakland University held a “Letters to Lansing” event hosted by the Political Engagement and Civil Discourse group, on Monday, April 8.  The event started out with a discussion by local politicians,...

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Wrongful incarcerations and restorative justice: Stories from former convicts

Adrian Jimenez Morales, Campus Editor April 17, 2024

The Wrongly Incarcerated panel discussion, hosted by the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) at OU, brought five diverse speakers together to discuss the impact, testimonies and action plans to...

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Kingian nonviolence training — community building and violence de-escalation

Adrian Jimenez Morales, Campus Editor March 13, 2024

A tribute to community building and the teaching of violence de-escalation took place at the Kingian nonviolence training on the night of March 7 in the Laidlaw room of Oakview Hall. Kim Reidgan, coordinator...

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2024 Keeper of the Dream Award recipient: Tayion Williams

Noah Francis, Features Editor January 31, 2024

Before he made it to Oakland University and found his passion for Film Studies and Production, Tayion Williams grew up on the east side of Detroit. During his time at Cass Technical High School, Williams...

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CMI hosts African American Celebration Month opening ceremony

Gracie Murray, Features Reporter January 24, 2024

An opening ceremony for African American Celebration Month (AACM) was held on Tuesday, Jan. 16, hosted by the OU Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI). During this ceremony, the CMI pays tribute...

OU celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with cultural events

OU celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with cultural events

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2022

Sept. 15 marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration first began in 1968 under President Lyndon B Johnson, originally known as Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, Hispanic Heritage...

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 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....

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

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...

The film screening will include free food from Buffalo Wild Wings and a Q-and-A from the film’s director and one of the Tuskegee Airmen.

SVOU hosts movie night to honor Tuskegee Airmen

Laurel Kraus, Managing Editor November 1, 2016

With Thanksgiving growing closer, it can be easy to overlook other holidays that may not be as widely celebrated. Student Veterans of Oakland University (SVOU) will be hosting a free Veterans Day event...

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...

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