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Key details from OUPD’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Key details from OUPD’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Reporter October 11, 2023

The Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) recently distributed its 2022 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report to the student body, faculty and staff via email on Sept. 28. OU has garnered a reputation...

The alleged suspects vehicle is a dark-colored SUV.

Indecent exposure incidents on campus: OUPD search for suspect

Autumn Okuszka, Content Editor September 14, 2023

The Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) is asking the campus community to be on the lookout for an individual driving a dark-colored SUV after three alleged indecent exposure incidents at the start...

Honorsaurus Rex...extinct?

Honorsaurus Rex: Extinct or in captivity?

Anthony Varchetti, Features Reporter July 19, 2023

In November of 2021, a dinosaur was brought to live at Oakland University's Honors College in Oak View Hall. That dinosaur – a Tyrannosaurus rex dubbed “Honorsaurus Rex” – was recently reported...

Info on active shooter protocols following MSU shooting

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 22, 2023

Oakland University students Emma Garrett and Red Douglas have worked in conjunction with the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) as well as Student Congress (OUSC) to increase the awareness of...

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...

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...

Oakland Universitys new West Campus (OWC) is located at 1500 University Drive, just two miles west of the main campus. The building is a shared space with Baker College, and houses the Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Oakland West Campus now open — What you need to know

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor September 21, 2022

Effective at the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester, Oakland University’s new West Campus (OWC) is now in operation and home to the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. The site — located at 1500...

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

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...

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