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French language and literature and creative writing double major, Malaena Caldwell.

People of OU: Organizational powerhouse Malaena Caldwell

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor April 13, 2022

When Malaena Caldwell’s study abroad trip was cut short due to COVID-19, she never expected that setback to help her find a new passion.  Caldwell is a senior at Oakland University preparing for...

Rebecca Josephy is an assistant professor of French at OU.

People of OU: Professor Rebecca Josephy’s evolution in the classroom

Olivia Chiappelli, Arts Reporter March 30, 2022

Coming from the French education system and breaking the mold at Oakland University, Professor Rebecca Josephy approaches teaching with creativity and inclusivity at the forefront. While splitting her...

OU alumnus Robert Snell was voted Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2014, 2018 and 2020.

People of OU: alumnus Robert Snell, watchdog journalist then and now

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor March 16, 2022

Since graduating from Oakland University in 1996, Robert Snell has made a name for himself as one of Detroit’s most respected journalists. Snell’s journey at OU began after a chance meeting at a journalism...

Tony Dombrowski and Detroit Tigers baseball player Miguel Miggy Cabrera

People of OU: Podcast host and Detroit sports personality Tony Dombrowski

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 23, 2022

In a world where Detroit sports aren’t necessarily doing amazing things, it can be hard to talk about them while staying positive. But Tony Dombrowski has created a community with which he constantly...

Activist, writer and professor Shea Howell is preparing for her retirement from OU at the end of the winter semester.

People of OU: Professor Howell prepares for retirement

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor February 2, 2022

After a long and storied career at Oakland University, Professor Shea Howell is preparing for her forthcoming retirement at the end of the winter semester.  “I'm really enjoying the classes this...

Lazarski strolls through downtown Detroit last fall.

People of OU: OU alumna, content creator and influencer, Kate Lazarski

Grace Lovins, Senior Reporter January 12, 2022

For some people, social media is just a form of entertainment. For others, it is a way to explore their interests. But for Kate Lazarski, social media is a way to share her passion for showcasing some...

Dr. Akshata Naik joined OUWB in September of 2021 as an assistant professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies.

People of OU: OUWB welcomes Dr. Akshata Naik

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor December 8, 2021

Akshata Naik, Ph.D., was welcomed to Oakland University’s William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) in September 2021. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mumbai...

Dr. Bekeles book Ploughing New Ground examines the relationship between agricultural food cultivation and environmental change in Ethiopia. The book won the 2018 Bethwell A. Ogot Prize for best book in East African Studies.

People of OU: the History Department’s Getnet Bekele

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor November 10, 2021

Teaching primarily in the historical fields of environment and development, economic history, conflict studies and African history, Getnet Bekele, Ph.D. — associate professor of history at Oakland University...

Ashleigh Dubie in the middle of a lecture at Bloomfield Hills High School. Now in her fifth year of the English STEP program, she is enjoying her student teaching.

People of OU: English major, educator, LAS architect, Ashleigh Dubie

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2021

A senior in the English STEP program, former OU Sigma Tau Delta president and one of the architects of OU’s Land Acknowledgement Statement (LAS) — Ashleigh Dubie has left her mark on OU and is looking...

Songwriter, skater, actress and future linguist, Bella Javier.

People of OU: Songwriter, skater, actress and future linguist, Bella Javier

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter October 20, 2021

One shocking data point tells us that one language dies out every 14 days, making as many as half of the world’s 7,000 languages expected to be extinct by the end of this century. Every language deserves...

Actress and Special Lecturer in OUs School of Music, Theatre and Dance

People of OU: Actress, special lecturer Milica Govich

Tori Coker, Content Editor October 6, 2021

Growing up in the small steel town of Lorain, Ohio — Milica “Mila” Govich never saw her early involvement in school plays and church productions as something she could make a career out of. Today,...

Madeleine strikes a pose outside Elliott Tower on the first day of classes.

People of OU: Figure skater, choreographer and PR student, Madeleine Gallagher

Lauren Reid, Content Editor September 22, 2021

She’s been Tinkerbell, Snow White and a plethora of other iconic Disney characters during her days on “Disney on Ice,” worked with Apple TV as a figure skater choreographer and lead skater, won Intermediate...

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