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Stephen Mackey named Vice President for Finance and Administration

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor December 7, 2022

After a search committee led by Provost Britt Rios-Ellis submitted finalists for the position, President Ora Pescovitz appointed Stephen W. Mackey as Oakland University’s new vice president for finance...

Student demonstrators protested the East Campus Development project during a speech on sustainability from Pescovitz on Oct. 4.

Sustainability rally gets visit from student protestors

Payton Bucki, Campus Reporter October 12, 2022

Throughout the month of October — recognized as ‘Sustainability Month’ — Oakland University will host a variety of events that promote sustainable living within the campus community. On Oct. 4,...

on Sept. 13, with hopes of welcoming everyone back to Oakland University (OU) and reconnecting after two years of being primarily online, President Ora Pescovitz invited students, staff, and faculty to the “OU Forward” event to celebrate the new school year and discuss the future of OU.

‘OU Forward’ sends message of unity to campus community

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor September 21, 2022

With hopes of welcoming everyone back to Oakland University (OU) and reconnecting after two years of being primarily online, President Ora Pescovitz invited students, staff and faculty to the “OU Forward”...

President Pescovitz and BOT Chair Robert Schostak during February’s Board of Trustees meeting. At yesterdays meeting, a new $25 million in spending was approved to acquire an off-campus learning facility.

April 14 BOT meeting: New $25 million acquisition, new program, award winners

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor April 15, 2022

Thursday the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) met for one last time this semester to talk about a new program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (IDH), the approval of the...

President Pescovitz speaking with Indigenous community member Wayne Cleland at last Fridays Land Acknowledgement Statement plaque reveal ceremony.

LAS plaque reveal ceremony affirms OU’s commitment to Indigenous community

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2022

Last Friday’s Land Acknowledgement Statement (LAS) plaque reveal ceremony featured a slate of speakers including the people behind OU’s LAS and individuals from the broader Indigenous community. The...

President Pescovitz and Provost Rios-Ellis on stage during last Wednesdays State of Academic Affairs Address. Following the event, they sat down with The Post to answer some questions for the campus community.

President Pescovitz, Provost Rios-Ellis answer The Post’s questions about future of OU

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2022

Following last Wednesday’s State of Academic Affairs Address, President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Britt Rios-Ellis sat down for an interview with...

Oakland University and OU AAUP faculty have both filed Unfair Labor Practice charges against each other in recent weeks.

University, OU AAUP file Unfair Labor Practice charges against each other

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

Oakland University and the faculty union Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) have both filed Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges against each other...

Russian troops began pushing into Ukraine this week.

President Pescovitz, campus community respond to Russian assault on Ukraine

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2022

Russia shocked the global stage this week with its military invasion in Ukraine. The campus community has responded to this humanitarian crises, offering words of support and perspective to students and...

OUs Board of Trustees alongside President Pescovitz and Chief of Staff Josh Merchant at last Mondays BOT meeting. The BOTs announcement of the creation of the Faculty Board Liaison Task Force could facilitate better communication between OU AAUP faculty and the upper administration.

BOT announces creation of ‘Faculty Board Liaison Task Force’

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2022

In a letter sent to the University Senate this morning, Chair of OU’s Board of Trustees (BOT) Robert Schostak announced the creation of the Faculty Board Liaison Task Force (FBLTF) as a way to “facilitate...

President Pescovitz and BOT Chair Robert Schostak during Mondays Board of Trustees meeting.

Feb. 7 BOT meeting: New projects, distinguished professors, university advancement update

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 8, 2022

After being virtual for the beginning of the semester, the Oakland University Board of Trustees (BOT) met for the first time this year to discuss two new construction budgets, two new distinguished professors,...

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...

BOT Chair Robert Schostak at a BOT meeting last year. Schostaks letter to OU AAUP leadership denied their request for adding faculty liaisons to the BOT.

Board of Trustees denies AAUP request for faculty liaisons

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2022

In a letter sent to Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) President Karen Miller from OU Board of Trustees (BOT) Chair Robert Schostak earlier this...

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