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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...

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Oakland University’s first student: Lynn Anderson Ruth

Payton Bucki, Content Editor November 15, 2023

In 1959, stellar high school senior Lynn Anderson Ruth was invited to study at the newly established Michigan State University - Oakland (MSU-O). When she went to register for classes, Anderson Ruth received...

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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Wilson — Matilda Dodge Wilson’s birthday celebrations

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor November 15, 2023

In Oakland University’s first years, few traditions were more extravagant and involved than Matilda Dodge Wilson’s annual birthday parties hosted on campus on or around Oct. 19. Although Wilson...

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The Space Race, college rivalries and the pioneer spirit — The creation of OU

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor November 15, 2023

Oakland University was not always Oakland University. One of the younger universities in the state, OU began as Michigan State University-Oakland (MSU-O), a sister school to MSU. The establishment...

The volleyball team in a huddle after losing a point against Northern Kentucky on Nov. 13.

Women’s volleyball goes winless in Beale Street Challenge

Brock Heilig, Sports Editor September 14, 2022

The Oakland University women’s volleyball team continued its season over the weekend as it traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to participate in the Beale Street Challenge.  The Beale Street Challenge...

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...

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