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Police Files 4/6/2022: Harassment, threat of extortion

Tori Coker, Content Editor April 6, 2022

Harassing Communications Around 3:00 a.m. on March 10, 2022, an Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) officer was following up on several reported disturbances inside Hamlin Hall when he spoke...

OUs public safety building. Last week OUPD had to respond to a reported armed robbery attempt.

Three individuals are in police custody after on-campus armed robbery attempt

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2022

The Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) is investigating an armed robbery attempt that took place on Wednesday Mar. 30 at approximately 6:15 p.m. in the P-5 parking lot next to Oak View Hall. A...

Police Files: 3/9/2022

Tori Coker, Content Editor March 9, 2022

Injured on the job Varner Hall has been the site of two recent occupational injury incidents — though the two incidents appear by all accounts to be unrelated to one another. At 9:30 a.m. on November...

The east elevator in Vandenberg Hall has had to be serviced recently. The campus has seen a series of elevator entrapments since the beginning of the year.

Repairs made to Vandenberg, OC following elevator entrapments

Tori Coker, Content Editor February 23, 2022

Following a string of elevator entrapment incidents throughout the month of January, repairs have been initiated in response to malfunctioning equipment in East Vandenberg Hall (VBH) and the Oakland Center...

An outside view of the Oakland Center — one of several buildings on campus where community members have had difficulties with elevators.

Police Files 2/3/2022: Series of elevator entrapments across campus

Tori Coker, Content Editor February 3, 2022

In January there were a total of seven elevator entrapment incidents reported to the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) around several locations on campus. The earliest report received by The...

Police Files: 1/26/2022

Tori Coker, Content Editor January 24, 2022

Assault/ Battery/Simple (Incl. Domestic and Police Officer) Around 11:42 pm on October 10, 2021, the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) received a call from a woman saying that she had just...

Police Files: 1/19/2022

Tori Coker, Content Editor January 19, 2022

Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol / Liquor OWI Just after 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, an officer from the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) was contacted by deputies from the Oakland...

The RAD Logo — Rape Aggression Defense Systems.

OUPD offering self-defense classes for OU community

Grace Lovins, Senior Reporter January 12, 2022

Content Warning: Topics of sexaul assault and sexual harassment. According to a 2018 research study provided by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, roughly 80% of women in the U.S. reported...

The header of the emergency notification that was sent to the campus community early Wednesday morning.

Sexual assault reported to have taken place in residence hall

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2021

Early Wednesday morning, the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) broadcast an emergency notification to the campus community that they were investigating a sexual assault that was reported Tuesday...

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...

Sexual assault reported on campus

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 8, the campus community was sent a timely notice about an attempted sexual assault that was reported to the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) earlier that day, and took place...

RAD seeks to empower women through teaching self-defense tactics and techniques. The OUPD offers the free program to any OU affiliate and the surrounding community.

OUPD’s Rape Aggression Defense class empowers women

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor September 29, 2021

The Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) aims to empower women through its Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program — a multiple-session class that teaches women realistic self-defense tactics and...

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