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Jeff Thomas throughout the years. (Left to right) Thomas in 2011, posing very naturally for his senior pictures. Thomas in 2016 sitting on break at a commercial job site. Thomas in 2022 standing outside of ODowd Hall (photo by Sophie Hume).

My experience as a nontraditional college student

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2022

I graduated from Capac High School in June 2012. Next month, nearly 10 years later, I’ll walk across the stage at OU’s commencement ceremony so President Ora Hirsch Pesovitz can hand me my diploma....

Oakland University President George Hynd discussed plans for the future with the Oakland Post staff last year. 

Hynd discusses tuition

Grace Turner March 15, 2016

OU President George Hynd met with Oakland Post and WXOU employees on Tuesday, March 15 to discuss exactly how the 2015-16 tuition raise was used.The money from the 8.48 percent tuition increase generated...

‘The Oakland way’ – A conversation with Interim President Betty Youngblood

By Kaylee Kean March 11, 2014

This month is National Women’s History Month, and in honor of that The Oakland Post sat down for a conversation with Oakland University’s top woman, Interim President Dr. Betty Youngblood, on Friday,...

The full cost of being part-time faculty

By Editors September 24, 2013

A recent article on NPR’s website tells of adjunct instructor Margaret Mary Vojtko from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. After working 25 years in education, Vojtko was “destitute and nearly homeless,”...

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