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OSI and Student Affairs have been working on a unilateral restructuring of the student-led SAFAC orgs. The restructuring takes agency and independence away from student leaders and puts power in administrators hands.

OSI, Student Affairs move unilaterally in restructure of student-led SAFAC orgs

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

Changes are coming to the student-run Student Activity Fund Assessment Committee  (SAFAC) organizations and the Office for Student Involvement (OSI) in the 2022-2023 school year.  A significant restructuring...

Soon-to-be-retired University Housing Director Jim Zentmeyer.

University Housing Director Jim Zentmeyer retiring April 1

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2022

Longtime Director of University Housing Jim Zentmeyer is set to retire on April 1, ending his 36-year career in higher education.  Per OU Director of Media Relations Brian Bierley, Zentmeyer says he’s...

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...

Oakland University Student Congress is calling on administration to raise the minimum wage for campus employees.

OUSC launches Raise The Wage Campaign, advocates for $15 minimum wage

Tori Coker, Content Editor September 1, 2021

Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC) is calling on OU administration to raise the minimum wage for campus employees — and they’re asking students to help convince the university of the necessity...

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OU faculty, student workers concerned about return to campus

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief August 20, 2021

Amid surging COVID-19 cases fueled by the Delta Variant, faculty members and student workers are voicing their criticisms of the university’s proposed return to campus for the fall semester. Many of...

Oakland United Student Workers Coalition posing for a picture before a protest earlier this summer.

Letter to the editor: Two Universities, One Playbook: How University Administrations Dismiss Worker Issues

OUSWC & GW PSU, Contributor August 19, 2021

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, George Washington University (GWU) planned to make large cuts to the University which would make it less accessible to working class students and students of color. GW PSU...

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