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OUSC Vice President and President. Taken last fall.

OUSC elections are coming up: here’s what you need to know

Alexander Gustanski, Senior Reporter March 30, 2022

The annual Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC) elections begin this Friday, April 1 and run through Apr 14. The positions of president, vice president, speaker and legislator are up for election...

The average cost of course materials equates to the cost of over two credit hours at OU.

University efforts to promote affordable course materials

Grace Lovins, Senior Reporter March 23, 2022

During the 2019-2020 academic school year, the average cost of materials and textbooks for a full-time undergraduate student reached almost $1,300 at public universities. At OU, the baseline tuition rate...

The majority of students surveyed responded in favor of lifting OUs campus indoor mask mandate before the end of the winter semester.

Majority of students surveyed support ending campus mask mandate

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2022

Results are in for Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC) and The Oakland Post’s co-sponsored Oakland University mask mandate student survey, and 57.5% of respondents have voted in favor of lifting...

OUSC and The Oakland Post are now hosting a student survey so OU students can share their thoughts on the university potentially lifting the mask mandate before the end of the winter semester.

OUSC, The Post host student survey on campus mask mandate

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 21, 2022

During last Thursday’s OU Senate meeting it was discussed that university leadership is considering potentially lifting its on-campus indoor mask mandate before the end of the winter semester. In...

A photo of the outside view of Oxford High School taken Tuesday following the tragic shooting that killed four students and left seven others injured.

Campus community responds to tragic school shooting in Oxford

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2021

Members of OU’s campus community have responded with an outpouring of support for those that were impacted by the unspeakable tragedy that took place yesterday at Oxford High School.  President Ora...

Letter to the editor: What I’ve seen from the administration in my first semester at OU

Tyler Gallagher, Contributor November 29, 2021

Dear the OU community Today, I want to start by talking about some of the recent blunders the administration has done since my time here as a freshman. Firstly, President Pescovitz's house tour video...

Professor Kate Roff.

Letter to the editor: In support of the Affordable Course Materials Initiative

Kate Roff, Contributor November 29, 2021

To the Oakland University Community, Returning to teach in-person has been, for both my students and myself, an enormous exercise in trust. Trust that others will get COVID tested when they need to,...

Professor Jo Reger.

Letter to the editor: I support the affordable materials initiative

Jo Reger, Contributor November 24, 2021

To the Oakland University Community,  I am writing to support the recent Trash the Textbook initiative and petition from OU’s Student Congress and to share my story of using a low-cost open access...


Director of Executive Platform- Oakland University Student Congress, Jeremy Johnson

Letter to the editor: We Are Told to Be Grateful

Jeremy Johnson, Contributor November 24, 2021

Throughout the last year and several months, the relationship between the Oakland University administration and the OU community has been fundamentally dismantled. At almost every turn, our administration...

OUSC posters promoting their new campaign to make college more affordable for OU students.

Letter to the editor: Oakland University, Trash the Textbooks and Invest in YOUR Students

Oakland University Student Congress, Contributor November 23, 2021

To the Oakland University Community, Overview - Why this petition matters The absurd cost of textbooks and other course materials at Oakland University (OU) has remained unaddressed and overlooked...

The outside of OSIs office downstairs in the Oakland Center. OUSC President Andrew Romano is asking questions about how the department is spending tuition dollars.

Student Body President concerned over OSI spending SAFAC dollars

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2021

Questions are being raised about the transfer of tens of thousands of dollars since June from Oakland University's Student Activity Fund Assessment Committee (SAFAC) organizations to the Office for Student...

Student body President Andrew Romano and Vice President Murryum Farooqi.

Student Congress election results: meet the new president and vice president

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief October 19, 2021

Election results for Oakland University Student Congress’ (OUSC) first special election since 1982 are in — Andrew Romano and Murryum Farooqi have been elected as OU’s new student body president...

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