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The corner of campus bordering Walton and Adams.

OU community reacts to suspended East Campus development plans

D’Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter January 18, 2023

East Campus Development has been a hot topic on campus for the past several months. On Monday, Jan. 9, an email was released with a statement from the Board of Trustees (BOT) on the project’s suspension.  From...

The corner of campus bordering Walton and Adams.

Opinion: Rumored East Campus Development plans defy university values

Tori Coker, Content Editor December 7, 2022

Oakland University’s value statement claims the university highly values the ethical treatment of both people and the environment. OU is currently soliciting proposals for the potential development...

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Dec. 5 BOT meeting: renewal of charter, updates and East Campus comments

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor December 6, 2022

The last Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting of the semester took place on Dec. 5, with topics discussed being East Campus, updates from alumni boards, Fall 2022 commencement numbers, civic...

Letter to the editor: Save Our Campus

Letter to the editor: Save Our Campus

OUSC, Contributor October 31, 2022

For months, Oakland University (OU) has diverted funds away from education and towards the development of a plan to commercialize our campus. The proposed East Campus Development (ECD) project seemingly...

OUSCs MI Voting Guide

OUSC’s MI Voting Guide

OUSC, Contributor October 19, 2022

Voting in Michigan Make sure you’re eligible to vote You must be: A U.S. citizen 18 years old on or before election day At least a 30 day resident of the Michigan city or township you...

Student Congress has partnered with other student leaders and administrators in Student Affairs to get free period products in bathrooms around campus.

OUSC, administration reach agreement for menstrual product distribution

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor April 13, 2022

After prolonged discussion between Oakland University Student Council (OUSC) and Oakland University administration, an agreement has been reached to distribute free menstrual products on campus.  The...

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...

Danielle Aubert speaks during the panel discussion at the Labor United event.

OU AAUP, OUSC co-sponsor Labor United panel event

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor March 23, 2022

The faculty union, Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) and OU Student Congress (OUSC) held their first collaborative event, Labor United, on Wednesday,...

OU Perspective: Should masks remain mandatory?

OU Perspective: Should masks remain mandatory?

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor March 9, 2022

After Oakland County lifted the mask mandates for schools on Feb. 28, questions were raised whether Oakland University would follow suit. During the OU Senate meeting on Feb. 17, discussions have begun...

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...

A SMART Bus shelter on Oakland Universitys campus.

SMART buses may no longer pass through Auburn Hills, OU

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter February 21, 2022

Adding to the ongoing conversation surrounding campus accessibility and transportation, Auburn Hills’ SMART Bus may no longer pass through the city, including Oakland University’s campus. In a...

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