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Explaining the new emergency action provision in the BOT bylaws

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor December 13, 2023

On Dec. 4, the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) approved several revisions to their bylaws, including adding a provision about calling emergency meetings under Article II, which details the BOT’s...

A conversation with OU-AAUP President, Michael Latcha

A conversation with OU-AAUP President, Michael Latcha

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2023

In May of 2024, Oakland University administration and Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU-AAUP) will begin faculty contract renegotiations.  In 2021,...

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...

Oakland University Associate Professor of
Mechanical Engineering Michael Latcha.

Letter to the editor: destroying a university, 101

Michael Latcha, Contributor August 26, 2021

If you wish to learn how a thriving university can be systematically dismantled and torn apart, then look around you. Our faculty and student body work to create a vibrant, growing and exciting university...

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