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Letter to the editor: The Wrong Project for the Wrong Time

Letter to the editor: The Wrong Project for the Wrong Time

CASE-OU Steering Committee, Contributor June 15, 2022

The Wrong Project for the Wrong Time  Over the past several weeks, we the Steering Committee of the Campus Alliance for Sustainability and the Environment (CASE-OU), have been learning more about the...

Oakland University Associate Professor of
Mechanical Engineering Michael Latcha.

Letter to the editor: A Personal Take on the Changing Landscape of OU Contract Negotiations

Michael Latcha, Contributor April 14, 2022

I have been fortunate to have served as a member of the AAUP bargaining teams in 1994, 1997, 2000, and then as chief negotiator for the AAUP in 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015. During this time, I’ve witnessed...

Letter to the editor: Do more to manage the nuclear risk from sanctions

Steffan Puwal, Contributor March 31, 2022

One month into the war, NATO and the United States seem committed to sending military equipment to Ukraine and imposing significant sanctions on Russia.  Press briefings, official statements, and countless...

Letter to the editor: Focus on the nuclear war we already have

Steffan Puwal, Contributor March 24, 2022

Steffan Puwal, PhD Special Lecturer & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Physics   “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”  After...

Professor Taras Oleksyk at Fridays Light the Candle for Ukraine ceremony outside of Elliott Tower.

Letter to the editor: There is still a lot to learn about the Ukrainians

Taras Oleksyk, Contributor March 12, 2022

Some time ago, I put a yellow and blue Ukrainian flag on my house in Rochester Hills.  A neighbor walking her dog asked me: “I like that flag; we googled the colors already.  Are you from Ukraine?” Despite...

Letter to the editor: A native Ukrainian’s perspective on the actions of Russia’s authoritarian regime

Taras Oleksyk, Contributor February 24, 2022

In recent days we have witnessed a turning point in history. An authoritarian regime in Russia has taken aggressive steps that threaten sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, a rising democracy....

Oakland University Professor of English Jeffrey Insko.

Letter to the editor: Does the BOT practice what it preaches?

Jeffrey Insko, Contributor January 28, 2022

Like many of my colleagues, I was deeply disappointed this week by the Oakland Board of Trustees’ dismissal of the AAUP’s request to appoint a faculty liaison to the Board. That decision constitutes...

Letter to the editor: My feelings about Oxford

Joey Colby, Contributor December 4, 2021

A wise and illustrious woman once stated that “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” The paralyzation by our legislatures from the act of domestic terrorism in Oxford bring...

Oakland University Associate Professor of English & Creative Writing Annette Gilson.

Letter to the editor: The American cult of selfishness

Annette Gilson, Contributor November 30, 2021

Here in the U.S., we are taught to value wealth above most things. Wealth confers distinction on people. It makes them famous, lovable, admirable; it often puts them above the law. It doesn’t much matter...

Letter to the editor: What’s a university for?

Robert Anderson, Contributor November 1, 2021

On October 14, Joshua Merchant, Oakland University’s mysterious Chief of Staff, sent an email to the faculty announcing the appointment of Joi Cunningham as the university’s new Vice Provost for Human...

Letter to the editor: Teachers are people

Robert Anderson, Contributor October 2, 2021

When my oldest son was three, we happened to see his beloved day-care teacher at the grocery store. We were surprised at his reaction. When we dropped him off at the day care, he ran to her. At the store,...

Letter to the Editor: Feelings about the Texas Abortion Law

Joey Colby, Contributor September 4, 2021

I write this article out of necessity. We aren’t having an important conversation about the attack on women’s reproductive healthcare. I want to start this off with a trigger warning, I am going to...

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