The Oakland Post

OU offers test-optional admission for incoming freshmen due to COVID-19

Lauren Karmo, Campus Editor

April 24, 2020

Due to the cancellations of standardized testing in the wake of COVID-19, Oakland University has offered test-optional admission for incoming first-year students for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.  OU Admission...

Facts matter, stop lying about the coronavirus

Lauren Karmo, Campus Editor

April 17, 2020

People cannot stop talking about COVID-19, but as the quarantined days drag on, the line between fact and fiction has become murky. I already wrote a piece talking about the dangers of spreading misinformation regarding the pandemic, but recently, some politicians an...

International students face unique position during COVID-19

Lauren Karmo, Campus Editor

April 1, 2020

International students attending Oakland University have not been sent home during the campus closures and forced move-outs of most on-campus students. Separate policies have been tailored specifically to aid these students’...

Penn State switched to pass/fail grading due to COVID-19, Oakland should too

Lauren Karmo, Campus Editor

March 18, 2020

Penn State University’s senate passed a resolution stating all spring 2020 classes will be graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory scale rather than 4.0 due to the switch to online learning, and it’s worth Oakland University’s c...

Busting myths about the COVID-19 pandemic

Dean Vaglia, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

The novel coronavirus strain COVID-19 has catastrophically reshaped daily life.  From self-imposed social distancing to the large scale postponement and cancelation of large gatherings like religious services and sporting e...

Campus resources update operation statuses

Katie Valley, Content Editor

March 18, 2020

Changing developments to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation have forced Oakland University to take measures to ensure campus safety. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday, March 16 that sit-in restaurants, bars, gyms and the...

What spreads faster than COVID-19? Fear.

Lauren Karmo, Campus Editor

March 18, 2020

In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic essentially shutting the world down, it’s no surprise many have turned to social media to cope with the changing societal landscape, but Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok may be ad...

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