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Looking Back: The president found without a search

Looking Back: The president found without a search

Cheyanne Kramer, Web Editor November 1, 2016

In 1993, Gary Russi came to Oakland University as the vice president for Academic Affairs following a national search. After University President Sandra Packard’s resignation in 1995, he was voted...

President George Hynd speaks to the crowd about his accomplishments at the university and his plans for his last year as president.

President Hynd on final year: Done a lot, still more to do

Sam Schlenner, Sports Editor October 11, 2016

Oakland President George Hynd struck a positive chord at the first president’s report since it was announced that the Board of Trustees will not renew his three-year contract. Hynd will be leaving Oakland...

A father and daughter protested the GOP debate held on Oaklands campus.

Looking Back: Oakland hosts GOP debate, Hillary Clinton

Cheyanne Kramer, Web Editor September 27, 2016

In 2008, Barack Obama was elected to become the 44th President of the United States. In 2011, when he was running for reelection, Oakland University was chosen as a location for a  GOP debate. The news...

Sunshine Week highlights the importance of government transparency

Shelby Tankersley, Editor-In-Chief March 13, 2016

Happy Sunshine Week folks. Each year, America devotes seven days to stressing the importance of transparency.Sunshine Week was established in 2005 and has one goal: To educate people on the importance...

Gary Russi: Where is he now?

Gary Russi: Where is he now?

By Scott Wolchek March 26, 2014

The whereabouts of former Oakland University President Gary Russi have been shrouded in mystery since his retirement August 2013. Russi, who served an unprecedented 18-year-term at OU, left quietly. There...

Search team now includes ‘every constituency’

By Oona Goodin-Smith January 8, 2014

It is no secret that Gary Russi left some big shoes to fill when he retired from his 18-year reign as Oakland University President August 2013. However, at a meeting Dec. 9, the university’s Board of...

Q&A with Beckie Francis:  ‘It is time to set  the record straight’

Q&A with Beckie Francis: ‘It is time to set the record straight’

By Scott Wolchek January 8, 2014

After months of silence, former women’s basketball coach, Beckie Francis, has decided it’s time to speak up about her June 2013 dismissal.  The Oakland Post sent Francis a series of questions in late...

At its July 1 meeting, the OU Board of Trustees approved a $234 million budget that will raise tuition for upper-level classmen, provide for more staffing, fund new academic programs and more.

Board of Trustees appoints four members to Presidential Search Committee

By Ali DeRees December 9, 2013

Four new members were appointed to the Ad Hoc Presidential Search Committee during the Dec. 9 Oakland University Board of Trustees meeting. The additions for approval were reviewed by the Board and passed...

Francis’ attorney ‘We’re contemplating our options’

By Scott Wolchek November 19, 2013

Beckie Francis, who was fired from Oakland University June 12, finally has a copy of her termination record that isn’t largely obscured by black permanent marker. The former women’s basketball coach...

OU to provide Francis with nearly un-redacted report

OU to provide Francis with nearly un-redacted report

Scott Wolchek November 15, 2013

Judge Martha D. Anderson has ruled that Oakland University must provide former women’s basketball coach Beckie Francis a copy of a nearly un-redacted version of the internal investigation report that...

Court to review un-redacted files in Francis case

Court to review un-redacted files in Francis case

By Scott Wolchek November 13, 2013

Judge Martha D. Anderson ruled Wednesday that Oakland University had to provide her with the un-redacted version of the internal investigation report that led to the firing of former women’s basketball...

Oakland University acknowledges Francis firing

Oakland University acknowledges Francis firing

By Scott Wolchek November 11, 2013

Former women’s basketball coach, Beckie Francis, was fired from Oakland University for mentally and emotionally abusing her players, according to a document filed in circuit court Friday, Nov. 8 and...

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