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OU alumnus and Washington Post photojournalist details coverage in Ukraine

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor June 15, 2022

After graduating from Oakland University, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Salwan Georges has been busy reporting on numerous topical and internationally significant events. Most recently, Georges...

Letter to the editor: Silent witness to a genocide

Steffan Puwal, Contributor April 8, 2022

This is the second month of the war.  Ukrainians continue to fight alone in defense of their democracy, their families, and basic human decency.  In recent days, we have been witness to the atrocities...

Letter to the editor: Do more to manage the nuclear risk from sanctions

Steffan Puwal, Contributor March 31, 2022

One month into the war, NATO and the United States seem committed to sending military equipment to Ukraine and imposing significant sanctions on Russia.  Press briefings, official statements, and countless...

Letter to the editor: Focus on the nuclear war we already have

Steffan Puwal, Contributor March 24, 2022

Steffan Puwal, PhD Special Lecturer & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Physics   “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”  After...

Walter Wolfsberger (left) and Professor Taras Oleksyk (right).

Letter to the editor: Propaganda war: Debunking misinformation claims about Russia’s war in Ukraine

Walter Wolfsberger and Taras Oleksyk March 21, 2022

*This letter was prepared based on the most common questions received during Support Ukraine Table at Oakland Center last week. We know that information is the ultimate power.  In our times, this has...

Shchubelka and her six-month-old baby on the bus to Prague

OU graduate student safe after fleeing from Ukraine

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor March 16, 2022

When Oakland University graduate student Khrystyna Shchubelka traveled to Ukraine on Jan. 5 with her husband and child, she never could have imagined that she would be forced to flee the country so soon...

Professor Taras Oleksyk at Fridays Light the Candle for Ukraine ceremony outside of Elliott Tower.

Letter to the editor: There is still a lot to learn about the Ukrainians

Taras Oleksyk, Contributor March 12, 2022

Some time ago, I put a yellow and blue Ukrainian flag on my house in Rochester Hills.  A neighbor walking her dog asked me: “I like that flag; we googled the colors already.  Are you from Ukraine?” Despite...

Letter to the editor: Ukrainians will resist. What should I do?

Taras Oleksyk, Contributor March 2, 2022

I hope you are watching. There is a tragedy unveiling in the middle of Europe. A dictator that poisons and imprisons its own people is now moving his armies to strangle a fledgling democracy that believes...

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...

Letter to the editor: A native Ukrainian’s perspective on the actions of Russia’s authoritarian regime

Taras Oleksyk, Contributor February 24, 2022

In recent days we have witnessed a turning point in history. An authoritarian regime in Russia has taken aggressive steps that threaten sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, a rising democracy....

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