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Soon-to-be-retired University Housing Director Jim Zentmeyer.

University Housing Director Jim Zentmeyer retiring April 1

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2022

Longtime Director of University Housing Jim Zentmeyer is set to retire on April 1, ending his 36-year career in higher education.  Per OU Director of Media Relations Brian Bierley, Zentmeyer says he’s...

A view of OU AAUP supporters picketing during the job action that disrupted the start of the 2021 fall semester.

Campus workforce responds to AAUP allegations of university bad-faith bargaining

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2022

In January, Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) leadership released a letter they’d sent to President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and the Board of Trustees...

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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OU faculty, student workers concerned about return to campus

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief August 20, 2021

Amid surging COVID-19 cases fueled by the Delta Variant, faculty members and student workers are voicing their criticisms of the university’s proposed return to campus for the fall semester. Many of...

Oakland United Student Workers Coalition posing for a picture before a protest earlier this summer.

Letter to the editor: Two Universities, One Playbook: How University Administrations Dismiss Worker Issues

OUSWC & GW PSU, Contributor August 19, 2021

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, George Washington University (GWU) planned to make large cuts to the University which would make it less accessible to working class students and students of color. GW PSU...

Students hold their signs out toward traffic at the OUSWC organized protest to bring back the Bear Bus on May 5.

“We see it as an injustice”: OUSWC organizes protests to reinstate Bear Buses

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2021

The Oakland United Student Workers Coalition (OUSWC) has continued their advocacy for student jobs in the month of May with a pair of on-campus protests arguing for the return of the Bear Bus student shuttle...

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