The Oakland Post

Oakland University currently has no plans to lift the indoor campus mask mandate.

OU plans to keep mask mandate regardless of county changes

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

While Oakland and Wayne county, among several others, have announced plans to lift mask mandates in schools by the end of February, Oakland University currently plans on keeping its indoor campus-wide...

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...

University leadership have announced their plan for a return to on-campus activities on Feb. 1.

OU announces Feb. 1 return to campus, pop-up vaccine clinics

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2022

In a campus communications email sent from Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Britt Rios-Ellis and Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Glenn McIntosh...

Dean of Students Michael Wadsworth.

Q&A: Dean of students talks vaccine mandate ahead of winter semester

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2021

Dean of Students Michael Wadsworth sat down with me Wednesday afternoon to discuss the roll out of the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate during the last few months, and provide some clarity on what...

Doses of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that the university made available last spring. Heading into the winter semester there is uncertainty about the vaccine mandate.

Vaccine mandate update: Winter semester deadline, surging cases, faculty concerns

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2021

Last weekend via social media, the university announced a deadline of Dec. 13 for uploading vaccine information ahead of the winter semester. At this point it is unclear to students and faculty what the...

In a Campus Communication email sent on Sept. 4, OU announced an extension to the COVID-19 vaccination deadline by one week.

COVID-19 vaccination deadline extended by one week

Lauren Reid, Content Editor September 4, 2021

In a Campus Communication email sent Saturday, Sept. 4 — Oakland University announced an extension to the COVID-19 vaccination deadline by one week. All faculty, students and staff who have not yet received...

Campus Communications released information about medical and religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccination mandate this afternoon.

OU offering medical and religious vaccine exemptions

Lauren Reid, Content Editor August 26, 2021

Earlier this week, Oakland University announced all students planning to attend in-person classes and/or university activities, along with faculty and staff working on-campus or at off-site locations,...

The outside of the Oakland Center.

More students share their thoughts on vaccine mandate

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2021

On August 23, President Ora Pescovitz announced that all students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate, an extension of other infection prevention measures like...

Some of the Moderna vaccine made available by the OU administration. The universitys is now mandating vaccination for the campus community.

OU expands vaccine mandate to include all who learn and work on campus

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief August 23, 2021

In a letter from President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz released this afternoon, Oakland University announced that all students and employees on campus are now required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new...

OU plans to return to campus for the fall 2021 semester. Many faculty members and student workers are concerned about the universitys plan as COVID-19 cases surge.

OU faculty, student workers concerned about return to campus

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief August 20, 2021

Amid surging COVID-19 cases fueled by the Delta Variant, faculty members and student workers are voicing their criticisms of the university’s proposed return to campus for the fall semester. Many of...

Some of the Moderna vaccine made available by the OU administration. The universitys is now mandating vaccination for the campus community.

President Pescovitz talks COVID-19 cases, importance of vaccinations

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief July 28, 2021

Just a few weeks away from OU’s welcome week and what will hopefully be a triumphant return to campus normalcy following the tremendously difficult 2020-2021 school year, troubling trends have emerged...

As we reopen from COVID-19, let’s not forget about children

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2021

Last week, in a significant step in the progression toward normalcy, the CDC announced that “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where...

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