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OUSC president Andrew Romano and vice president Murryum Farooqi answer questions asked via Instagram.

Incumbent OUSC President, Vice President participate in The Post’s town hall

Alexander Gustanski, Senior Reporter April 13, 2022

On The Oakland Post’s Instagram account, at the request of the Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC), a story post was published inviting OU students to ask questions to the incumbent President,...

Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Glenn McIntosh kicked off the event.

Exploring Inclusion in the Workplace: Diversity Workshop and Mixer

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor February 23, 2022

Career Services at Oakland University hosted the third annual Exploring Inclusion in the Workplace: Diversity Workshop and Mixer in the Founders Ballroom of the Oakland Center (OC) on Tuesday, Feb. 15...

Joi Cunningham is the new vice president of Human Resources at OU. She assumed her new role on Nov. 1, 2021.

Joi Cunningham is new Vice President of Human Resources

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor November 10, 2021

The former assistant vice president for Academic Human Resources (HR) Joi Cunningham has assumed a new position as vice president of Human Resources (VPHR) at Oakland University. The position was open...

Dr. Kevin Laam (pictured here), associate professor of English, explains how historically speaking, English departments in universities have served to entrench English dominance in language, literature and culture.

B.A. of English program modernizes curriculum, adds courses

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor October 20, 2021

The English Department at Oakland University is modernizing its curriculum for its Bachelor of Arts in English program. The department has introduced four new courses, as well as two new requirements for...

Diversity Advocate program leaders Joanne Lipson Freed, Cynthia Miree-Coppin, Joi Cunningham, Deirdre Pitts and Michelle Piskulich accepted the 2021 CUPA-HR Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award during a virtual ceremony. (Not pictured: Jason Wasserman, Britt Rios-Ellis)

OU awarded for its Diversity Advocate program

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor September 1, 2021

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) recognized Oakland University’s Diversity Advocate (DA) program on Aug. 3 with the 2021 Inclusion Cultivates Excellence...

Neurodiversity representation needs to be amplified within the media

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter July 28, 2021

Diversity is very important to me, as someone who hasn’t always seen themselves in the entertainment industry. Everyone deserves to watch a movie or a show and see themselves, not just as a token diversity...

Scandal exploded earlier this month following leaked audio of ESPNs Rachel Nichols attacking broadcast partner Maria Taylor.

Scandal, talent exodus: the steady decline of ESPN

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

Shocking audio leaked earlier this month of prominent on-air ESPN personality Rachel Nichols attacking fellow broadcaster Maria Taylor, claiming Taylor only had her spot on NBA Countdown because she was...

Stacey Gordon is the author, CEO and chief diversity strategist of Rework Work. She spoke about bias on Feb. 18

Encore series discusses biases in the workplace

Jessica Orlando, Reporter March 3, 2021

Oakland University hosted a webinar in their OU Encore series on Thursday, Feb 18. The webinar invited Stacey Gordon to talk about inclusion and diversity in the workplace.  Gordon is the author, CEO...

OU’s diverse voices conference goes virtual for the first time in 19 years

Cayla Smith, Campus Editor March 3, 2021

For the first time in 19 years, Oakland University’s Diverse Voices Conference goes virtual via Zoom on Saturday, Mar. 13 from to 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Every year the conference poses a different...

Rabbi Richard Hirsch and Bella Hirsch sit together. These are Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz’s parents, and her activism has been inspired by her upbringing.

President Pescovitz donates $250,000, improving faculty diversity

Emily Morris, Managing Editor February 17, 2021

Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz gifts $250,000 to “jumpstart” faculty diversity initiatives in honor of her parents — Rabbi Richard Hirsch and Bella Hirsch — who’ve inspired her activism and career.  “I...

New chief human resources officer Libby Ciliberti.

Dissent continues over new CHRO position

Grace Turner, managing editor June 24, 2016

The approval of a salary and benefits for the newly created chief human resources officer (CHRO) position continues to be met with some disagreement. The funding was approved at the June 6 Board of...

Keynote speaker for the 24th annual Keeper of the Dream Award, LeVar Burton talks about the importance of literacy. Burton sees the issue of literacy as one of social justice and equality and believes that it is the most important thing that a person can have.

LeVar Burton talks about the importance of literacy, imagination

Grace Turner, life editor January 19, 2016

Award-winning actor, producer and director LeVar Burton was the keynote speaker at the Keeper of the Dream award ceremony on Monday.Burton was the host of “Reading Rainbow,” an Emmy-winning children’s...

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