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Dec. BOT meeting: OU dashboard, financial statements and BOT bylaws revision

Dec. BOT meeting: OU dashboard, financial statements and BOT bylaws revision

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor December 13, 2023

Oakland University’s Board of Trustees (BOT) held its final Fall 2023 semester and calendar year meeting on Dec. 4. President’s Report OU President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz began the president’s...

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 Editor 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...

Grizz Fest 2023 introduces clubs, organizations to students

Grizz Fest 2023 introduces clubs, organizations to students

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2023

On Sept. 12, students, clubs, organizations and Oakland University community members gathered at Elliott Tower to kick off the new school year with Grizz Fest — a yearly celebration helping students...

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...

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,...

Oakland University Professor of English Jeffrey Insko.

Letter to the editor: Does the BOT practice what it preaches?

Jeffrey Insko, Contributor January 28, 2022

Like many of my colleagues, I was deeply disappointed this week by the Oakland Board of Trustees’ dismissal of the AAUP’s request to appoint a faculty liaison to the Board. That decision constitutes...

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...

Newly appointed Board of Trustees member David Kramer.

Dec. 13 BOT meeting: New member and graduate program, CAS dean speaks

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor December 14, 2021

On Dec. 13, Oakland University’s Board of Trustees (BOT) met for the last time of the year to discuss the introduction of a new graduate program, renewal of charter for three Detroit academies and to...

Oakland University Associate Professor of English Alison Powell.

Letter to the editor: Contract negotiations, the bond between professors and students

Alison Powell, Contributor August 24, 2021

Dear Grizzlies:  Like the word “gerrymandering,” the phrase “contract negotiations” seems designed to make you tune out. Don’t. What’s happening in the contract negotiations between Oakland’s...

Gov. Rick Snyder announced Tonya Allen of Troy, Robert Schostak of Bloomfield Hills and Marianne Fey of Birmingham and as the Oakland University Board of Trustees.

Gov. Snyder appoints three new BOT members

Paige Brockway, Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2016

Gov. Rick Snyder announced three new appointments to the Oakland University Board of Trustees on Friday, Sept. 23. Tonya Allen of Troy, Robert Schostak of Bloomfield Hills and Marianne Fey of Birmingham...

Designs for new residence hall approved at BOT meeting

Grace Turner, life editor April 11, 2016

Designs for OU’s new residence hall were approved at Monday’s board of trustees (BOT) meeting, according to OU’s Communications and Marketing.Construction will begin for “Oakland University Housing...

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