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Oakland University currently has no plans to lift the indoor campus mask mandate.

OU plans to keep mask mandate regardless of county changes

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

While Oakland and Wayne county, among several others, have announced plans to lift mask mandates in schools by the end of February, Oakland University currently plans on keeping its indoor campus-wide...

University leadership have announced their plan for a return to on-campus activities on Feb. 1.

OU announces Feb. 1 return to campus, pop-up vaccine clinics

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2022

In a campus communications email sent from Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Britt Rios-Ellis and Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Glenn McIntosh...

Dean of Students Michael Wadsworth.

Q&A: Dean of students talks vaccine mandate ahead of winter semester

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2021

Dean of Students Michael Wadsworth sat down with me Wednesday afternoon to discuss the roll out of the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate during the last few months, and provide some clarity on what...

Doses of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that the university made available last spring. Heading into the winter semester there is uncertainty about the vaccine mandate.

Vaccine mandate update: Winter semester deadline, surging cases, faculty concerns

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2021

Last weekend via social media, the university announced a deadline of Dec. 13 for uploading vaccine information ahead of the winter semester. At this point it is unclear to students and faculty what the...

The Biden administration announced a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for U.S. companies with 100 or more workers. The mandate will be enforced starting Jan. 4, 2022.

Federal vaccine mandate usurps state and judicial power

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor November 17, 2021

As reported by the Associated Press, the Biden administration recently announced a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for the U.S. companies with 100 or more workers. This mandate will be enforced for 84 million...

Letter to the Editor: My response to anti-vax mandate protests

Maryn O'Brien , Contributor September 11, 2021

The staff and faculty at OU inspire a great sense of appreciation for vehemently upholding the new university vaccine guidelines. After an already difficult start to the fall semester, I applaud their...

Members of the campus community holding up their anti-vaccine mandate signs at last Thursdays rally.

Anti-vax mandate protest: ‘my body, my choice’

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief September 8, 2021

On Sept. 2, people gathered in front of Elliott Tower to protest the university’s vaccine mandate. Students, parents of students, and even individuals with no affiliation to the university participated. The...

Campus Communications released information about medical and religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccination mandate this afternoon.

OU offering medical and religious vaccine exemptions

Lauren Reid, Content Editor August 26, 2021

Earlier this week, Oakland University announced all students planning to attend in-person classes and/or university activities, along with faculty and staff working on-campus or at off-site locations,...

Some of the Moderna vaccine made available by the OU administration. The universitys is now mandating vaccination for the campus community.

Students share why they got vaccinated against COVID-19

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief August 26, 2021

While COVID-19 vaccines are now mandated for all students, faculty and staff, many students had already chosen to get vaccinated prior to the mandate. In Oakland County, 56% of the population is fully...

The outside of the Oakland Center.

More students share their thoughts on vaccine mandate

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2021

On August 23, President Ora Pescovitz announced that all students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate, an extension of other infection prevention measures like...

OU plans to return to campus for the fall 2021 semester. Many faculty members and student workers are concerned about the universitys plan as COVID-19 cases surge.

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...

Some of the Moderna vaccine made available by the OU administration. The universitys is now mandating vaccination for the campus community.

Should OU mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations? Students share their thoughts.

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief August 20, 2021

As of August 20, Oakland University has established a vaccine mandate for students living on campus in the fall and a mask mandate for students, staff and faculty regardless of vaccination status. In contrast...

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