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Sept. BOT meeting: Stabilized enrollment, $5 million for basketball facility, Pescovitz’s contract extension

Sept. BOT meeting: Stabilized enrollment, $5 million for basketball facility, Pescovitz’s contract extension

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Reporter September 20, 2023

The first Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting of the academic year took place on Sept 11. Among the topics discussed were OU’s national recognition, the funding for a basketball training facility and a contract...

The Career and Life Design Centers grand opening took place on Aug. 31.

Career and Life Design Center rebranding

Payton Bucki, Features Editor September 20, 2023

The Oakland University Career and Life Design Center, formerly known as Career Services, opened its doors to students, staff and faculty with a grand opening ceremony on Aug. 31. With the newly-adopted...

The $1 million donation from the OU Credit Union will go towards sustainability initiatives on campus.

OU Credit Union donates $1 million toward campus sustainability efforts

Payton Bucki, Features Editor June 8, 2023

When Oakland University announced the suspension of its considerations for an East Campus development (ECD) project, environmental activists on campus rejoiced. While this major development in the...

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, Features Editor 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,...

‘OU Forward’ sends message of unity to campus community

‘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...

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