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OUSC hosts relaxing and educational Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Adrian Jimenez Morales, Campus Editor April 3, 2024

Balancing soothing activities with brief info sessions, the Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC) hosted the Neurodiversity Celebration Week from March 25 to 29. Trivia night, yoga and workshops...

Zoé Rosario at the Keeper of the Dream Awards ceremony.

Keeper of the Dream: Zoé Rosario

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2023

As Oakland University junior Zoé Rosario sat at the Keeper of the Dream Awards (KOD) ceremony, she cried as she reflected on her life. She realized that she was able to prove those who thought less of...

In a Feb. 21 meeting, the City Council voted to eliminate the SMART Bus service in Auburn Hills after 2022.

Auburn Hills City Council opts out of SMART Bus transportation

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter March 9, 2022

On Feb. 21, the City Council of Auburn Hills met at 7 p.m. to vote on SMART Bus transportation. The council voted 5-2 in favor of opting out of the SMART Bus system.  Prior to the vote, Auburn Hills...

The Bear Bus was a mode of accessible transportation on campus before it was discontinued in August of 2020. Many students continue to call for its reinstatement.

Where OU stands on campus accessibility, transportation

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter January 19, 2022

The Bear Bus was a vital mode of transportation for campus accessibility and sustainability before the service was discontinued in August of 2020. In May of 2021 students protested on campus, signs in...

Oakland University increases web accessibility effort

Cayla Smith, Campus Editor April 14, 2021

Colleges and universities — especially in Michigan — brought more attention to digital accessibility in 2017.  There was an itch to bring more awareness to how inaccessible educational web pages...

Disability support services is located in North Foundation Hall. This office provides reasonable educational accommodation for people with a disability.

Gaining the right to education for people with disabilities

Emily Morris, Managing Editor April 14, 2021

Education has not been offered equitably — disability inclusion has made historical changes, but the movement is still unfolding.  People with disabilities and their allies advocated “everybody...

Disability support services is located in North Foundation Hall. This office provides reasonable educational accommodation for people with a disability.

Disability Support Services continues to provide accommodations with virtual access

Lauren Reid, Content Editor September 1, 2020

Disability Support Services (DSS) continue to offer the same pre-pandemic services with the added option of virtual meetings. Individualized accommodations are available from interpreting services to extended...

Disability Support Services office in North Foundation Hall listens to all issues concerning student accessibility.

Students and staff tag team the issue of accessibility

Simon Albaugh, Intern Reporter September 27, 2016

The issue of university accessibility has changed from a campaign trail promise to Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC) policy. And in the time since, the efforts of both the Office of Disability...

Junior Ize Spielman, who lives with Elhlers-Donlas Syndrome Type III, a genetic disorder that affects her joints, faces difficulties with Oakland Universitys infrastructure. 

Disjointed campus causes dislocations for student

Grace Turner February 27, 2016

Every morning, Ize Spielman has to pop her shoulder back in place after rolling over to turn off her 4 a.m. alarm.This is the first of many joint dislocations each day.“I dislocate joints from laughing,”...

Accessibility committee presents to students and faculty

By: Kelsey Killingbeck November 21, 2015

Legislators Elijah Sanders and Ryan Fox have made it their goal to make Oakland University accessible to all people, including the physically disabled. That was shown on Thursday, Nov. 19 at Kresge Library...

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