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Past and present Keeper of the Dream Award recipients gather at Oakland University on MLK Day. Photo courtesy of Robert Hall Photography/Oakland University

OU student leaders recognized for advancing MLK’s vision at KOD Award Ceremony

Payton Bucki, Content Editor January 24, 2024

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. climbed the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. In the speech, Dr. King expresses his vision of America: a nation where...

Photo courtesy of Kristen Elizabeth Photography

OU welcomes most diverse incoming class in its history

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor October 18, 2023

Oakland University welcomed the most diverse incoming class in its history this academic year, with 26.2% of first-time-in-any-college (FTIAC) students being from an underrepresented minority (URM) group. This...

Grizz Fest 2023 introduces clubs, organizations to students

Grizz Fest 2023 introduces clubs, organizations to students

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2023

On Sept. 12, students, clubs, organizations and Oakland University community members gathered at Elliott Tower to kick off the new school year with Grizz Fest — a yearly celebration helping students...

Photo courtesy of Jeenah Moon via Getty Images

The concerning rise of antisemitism on college campuses

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2022

There is a concerning trend that has become more prominent on college campuses across America. Within the last five years, antisemitic incidents have skyrocketed, causing Jewish students to be increasingly...

Photo of menstrual products in the OUSC office. Products include, 10 dispensers and 20 boxes containing 10,000 menstrual pads and tampons.

After numerous delays, OU administration approves installation of feminine hygiene dispensers

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2022

Following subsequent delays, miscommunication and scheduling setbacks between Oakland University’s Student Congress (OUSC) and OU’S administration — the administration has finally approved the installation...

‘OU Forward’ sends message of unity to campus community

‘OU Forward’ sends message of unity to campus community

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor September 21, 2022

With hopes of welcoming everyone back to Oakland University (OU) and reconnecting after two years of being primarily online, President Ora Pescovitz invited students, staff and faculty to the “OU Forward”...

President Pescovitz and BOT Chair Robert Schostak during February’s Board of Trustees meeting. At yesterdays meeting, a new $25 million in spending was approved to acquire an off-campus learning facility.

April 14 BOT meeting: New $25 million acquisition, new program, award winners

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor April 15, 2022

Thursday the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) met for one last time this semester to talk about a new program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (IDH), the approval of the...

Student Congress has partnered with other student leaders and administrators in Student Affairs to get free period products in bathrooms around campus.

OUSC, administration reach agreement for menstrual product distribution

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2022

After prolonged discussion between Oakland University Student Council (OUSC) and Oakland University administration, an agreement has been reached to distribute free menstrual products on campus.  The...

OSI and Student Affairs have been working on a unilateral restructuring of the student-led SAFAC orgs. The restructuring takes agency and independence away from student leaders and puts power in administrators hands.

OSI, Student Affairs move unilaterally in restructure of student-led SAFAC orgs

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2022

Changes are coming to the student-run Student Activity Fund Assessment Committee  (SAFAC) organizations and the Office for Student Involvement (OSI) in the 2022-2023 school year.  A significant restructuring...

Soon-to-be-retired University Housing Director Jim Zentmeyer.

University Housing Director Jim Zentmeyer retiring April 1

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2022

Longtime Director of University Housing Jim Zentmeyer is set to retire on April 1, ending his 36-year career in higher education.  Per OU Director of Media Relations Brian Bierley, Zentmeyer says he’s...

The majority of students surveyed responded in favor of lifting OUs campus indoor mask mandate before the end of the winter semester.

Majority of students surveyed support ending campus mask mandate

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2022

Results are in for Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC) and The Oakland Post’s co-sponsored Oakland University mask mandate student survey, and 57.5% of respondents have voted in favor of lifting...

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...

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