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Letter from the Editor: A trip down memory lane

Letter from the Editor: A trip down memory lane

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2023

As a self-proclaimed history nerd, I am continually fascinated by the past and how it has impacted our futures. When pondering the idea of a special edition of The Oakland Post, I thought of no greater...

The cover of the February 2, 1962 issue of The Oakland Observer, the former name of OUs student newspaper.

A history of The Oakland Post

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2023

Since its establishment in 1959, The Oakland Post has served as Oakland University’s primary source of student news. The Post has gone through many iterations but has always stayed consistent in its...

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Thanksgiving: America’s origin and a tour around the world

Leticia Cezário Santos, Marketing Director November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving is here! Yes, I know. Already! Besides eating pumpkin pie, you might want to use the next few days to learn more about this important national holiday. According to, Thanksgiving...

Course Highlight: HC 2080 – Science and the Late Cold War

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter June 15, 2022

From science courses to art and global perspective courses, the Honors College provides its students with a variety of classes to choose from. This fall, the Honors College will present a course named...

Dr. Bekeles book Ploughing New Ground examines the relationship between agricultural food cultivation and environmental change in Ethiopia. The book won the 2018 Bethwell A. Ogot Prize for best book in East African Studies.

People of OU: the History Department’s Getnet Bekele

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor November 10, 2021

Teaching primarily in the historical fields of environment and development, economic history, conflict studies and African history, Getnet Bekele, Ph.D. — associate professor of history at Oakland University...

Workers dismantle the head of the statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Its removal followed a yearlong legal suit in the Virginia Supreme Court.

Remembering History: On the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor September 15, 2021

As reported by the Daily Wire, on Sept. 8 the Virginian government removed the largest Confederate statue in the United States (U.S.) in Richmond. This removal was facilitated by the end of a yearlong...

The cover of the February 2, 1962 issue of The Oakland Observer, the former name of OUs student newspaper.

Looking back: February 1962 communism was OU’s hot-button issue

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor September 1, 2021

It is Feb. 3, 1962 in Rochester, Michigan. United States (U.S.) president John F. Kennedy has issued an executive order announcing a trade embargo on Cuba — a result of deteriorating relations stemming...

History honors society to host conference

Alexus Bomar March 27, 2016

Many departments at Oakland University have honor societies geared toward students to help them connect with others and host different events to connect with other colleges and universities. Phi Alpha...

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