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New students welcomed to campus with convocation

New students welcomed to campus with convocation

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor September 13, 2023

Oakland University’s 2023-2024 academic year was ushered in on Sept. 5 with the New Student Convocation, academic open houses and the launch of Welcome Week. The events started at 1 p.m. in the OU...

OU Board of Trustees approves contract extension for President Pescovitz

OU Board of Trustees approves contract extension for President Pescovitz

The Oakland Post September 11, 2023

The Oakland University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contract extension for President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz that extends through June 30, 2031. The Board cited Dr. Pescovitz’s vision and work...

June 26 BOT meeting: Campus minimum wage increase and new programs

June 26 BOT meeting: Campus minimum wage increase and new programs

Evan Fisher, Campus Reporter July 19, 2023

The Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) met on June 26 to discuss new programs, the University's annual budget, a new public policy series and a campus minimum wage increase. The meeting opened...

OU students attend vigil on Thursday, Feb. 16 in honor of the tragedy that took place at Michigan State University.

MSU tragedy puts student safety in focus

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2023

The tragic shooting at Michigan State University (MSU) on Feb. 13 was the 67th mass shooting of 2023. The incident put the gun violence epidemic in the U.S. on front pages once again, and has traumatized...

State of the University focuses on challenges, changemakers

State of the University focuses on challenges, changemakers

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor December 1, 2022

On Nov. 30, Oakland University held the annual State of the University Address led by President Ora Pescovitz. The address called attention to challenges OU has encountered and some solutions created,...

Car crash scene at the I-75 exit to southbound Joselyn Road. Photo courtesy of FOX 2 Detroit

Armed car thieves force OU community to shelter-in-place and delay classes

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2022

On Monday Nov. 14, 2022, the OU community awoke to a terrifying situation which left everyone shocked and confused for hours.  As reported by The Oakland Press, in the early hours of the morning, a...

Oct. 3 BOT meeting: Michigan Achievement Scholarship, Research and Innovation Center and east campus

Oct. 3 BOT meeting: Michigan Achievement Scholarship, Research and Innovation Center and east campus

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2022

On Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) met to discuss new initiatives, scholarship opportunities, and economic development.  President Ora Pescovitz presented her report...

Oakland University Associate Professor of English Andrea Knutson.

Letter to the editor: contract negotiations, a bridge ready to collapse

Andrea Knutson, Contributor August 16, 2021

I’m a member of Oakland University’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors, and while our bargaining team undergoes contract negotiations (happening now during a temporary extension...

VP of Research David Stone.

Using sewage to track COVID-19

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief February 3, 2021

Sewage at Oakland University can contain more than just the usual “crap,” it can contain trace amounts of COVID-19.  In November, Oakland administration announced their plans to monitor sewage...

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