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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, Features Editor 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...

Winter Garden second floor

OC expansion slated for completion in December 2018

Paige Brockway, Editor-in-Chief August 30, 2016

A much-needed addition is finally coming to Oakland University’s student center. The Oakland Center was built in 1958 and currently boasts 140,000 square feet and “annual foot traffic exceeding...

New student liaisons begin term with Board of Trustees

Grace Turner , Managing Editor August 17, 2016

New student liaisons to the Board of Trustees were selected and began their term this month. Cassie Hock, a senior studying human resource development, and Sean Foe, a junior in cinema studies,...

Ground broken on Southern Student Housing Complex

Sarah Lawrence, staff reporter June 19, 2016

In response to the significant increase in demand for on-campus housing following the rapid occupation of Oak View Hall in fall 2015, as well as the increase in demand for rooms during the 2016-17 school...

The President’s Report: June 1, 2016

Hello there, my fellow OU students! Throughout this upcoming year, I will be communicating the initiatives, projects and services that your representatives at Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC)...

Groundbreaking for new Southern Student Housing Complex on June 8

The wait is over. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Southern Student Housing Complex is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. in Parking Lot 24 near Varner Hall.Due to the significant increase...

Student-employees who get paid through Oakland University for on-campus jobs receive their paychecks form the cashiers office in North Foundation Hall. The student-employee minimum wage will rise from $8.50 to $9.25, effective August 29. 

Student-employee minimum wage increases following maximum hour cut

Paige Brockway, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2016

“Effective August 29, all current Oakland University student employee minimum wage pay rates will increase from $8.50 to $9.25 per hour,” Director of Financial Aid Cindy Hermsen wrote in an email...

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