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Written in the Stars: Meadow Brook Ball 2024

Written in the Stars: Meadow Brook Ball 2024

Payton Bucki, Content Editor March 20, 2024

On March 15, the Meadow Brook Ball Committee hosted its annual Meadow Brook Ball. This year’s ball was themed “Written Under the Stars” — organizers promised the event would be a starry night to...

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Oakland’s first lady, Matilda Dodge Wilson

Ana Gjorgjevski, Features Reporter November 15, 2023

Matilda Dodge Wilson was born in Walkerton, Canada, in 1883 and became one of the most influential women of 20th-century America. Wilson is best known for her contributions to the founding of Oakland University...

The Meadow Brook Ball returned last week after its pandemic hiatus.

Meadow Brook Ball returns with Glitter and Gold

Grace Lovins, Senior Reporter April 13, 2022

After a two-year gap caused by the pandemic, the Meadow Brook Ball has finally returned to Oakland University. This year’s ball took place on April 8 in the Meadow Brook Mansion at 8:00 p.m., offering...

Richard Wilson, son of Matilda Dodge Wilson, died in March 2022 at 93.

Richard Wilson dies at 93, reflecting on Dodge Wilson family

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor April 13, 2022

As first reported on Meadow Brook Hall’s website, Richard Wilson — son of Matilda Dodge Wilson and Alfred G. Wilson — died in February 2022. Richard was the last direct heir to Matilda and the last...

Meadow Brook Hall hosted Oakland Universitys Student Film Night on Oct. 26, free to all students. Attendees viewed Stanley Kubrick’s classic movie, “The Shining,” and were given a flashlight tour of the historic mansion.

All you need to know about the Meadow Brook Ball

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter March 16, 2022

The highly anticipated Meadow Brook Ball is back! The dance will be held Friday, April 8 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Meadow Brook Mansion. President of the Meadow Brook Ball Committee Abigail Walsh...

Ayden Roupe is a professional disc golfer. Disc golfing has seen a rise in popularity since the pandemic.

Disc Golf: A rising sport that thrived throughout the pandemic

Payton Bucki, Content Editor March 15, 2022

When Oakland University freshman Ayden Roupe told me he was a professional disc golf player, I quite literally laughed out loud. It wasn’t until he produced a pro card from his wallet that my chuckling...

Meadow Brook hall has an exciting February lineup.

February events at Meadow Brook Hall

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter February 9, 2022

February is going to be quite the month in terms of events at Meadow Brook Hall. With a romantic couples' dinner for Valentine’s Day, weekend-long events for history lovers and new themed tours, Meadow...

President Pescovitz and BOT Chair Robert Schostak during Mondays Board of Trustees meeting.

Feb. 7 BOT meeting: New projects, distinguished professors, university advancement update

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 8, 2022

After being virtual for the beginning of the semester, the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) met for the first time this year to discuss two new construction budgets, two new distinguished professors,...

Meadow Brook Halls Winter Wonder Lights provide a great escape this holiday season.

Meadow Brook Hall’s Winter Wonder Lights are must-see

Lauren Reid, Content Editor December 8, 2021

December is among us and with that, the holiday season. After the year we’ve had, everyone could use some time to take their minds off the constant stressors of daily pandemic routine, and Winter Wonder...

“Forever Plaid” closes Meadow Brook Theatre’s 50th-anniversary season

Jake Smith, staff reporter June 13, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre's latest production, "Forever Plaid," tells the story of four talented singers. The show is filled with comedy and vocal talent. Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie are known as the...

Minor fire at mansion extinguished, business continues as usual

Grace Turner, Life Editor February 25, 2016

A fire broke out in the basement of Meadow Brook Hall on Monday, Feb. 22 around 5 p.m.The fire alarms went off, which automatically alerted the OU Police Department. They contacted the Rochester Hills...

Every year, 50 to 60 weddings take place in the mansion and on the grounds.

Love is all OU needs

Grace Turner February 11, 2015

'It's just magic here' Meadow Brook Hall doesn’t collect dust. Every year, 50 to 60 weddings take place in the mansion and on the grounds. Built in 1929 by Matilda Dodge Wilson, the hall is equipped...

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