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The vast, varied and artistic history of Meadow Brook’s Amphitheatre and Theatre

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter November 15, 2023

Oakland University has been home to a storied history of theater, concert, dance and artistic performances over the years. The breadth of artistic ventures students, graduates, alumni and others have accomplished...

The current construction site at South Foundation Hall.

Updates on current, upcoming campus construction

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 1, 2023

Over the past few years, there have been multiple construction projects across campus — such as South Foundation Hall (SFH), Varner Hall, O’Dowd Hall and a few others. Senior Engineer Ryan Giorio and...

Oakland Universitys new West Campus (OWC) is located at 1500 University Drive, just two miles west of the main campus. The building is a shared space with Baker College, and houses the Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

SMTD students share experiences, issues during Varner renovations

Joe Zerilli and Bella Javier November 9, 2022

A little over two months ago, Oakland University’s West Campus (OWC) opened its doors to the School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD). The theatre and music departments are mainly utilizing the OWC...

Varner Halls Lab Theatre  to welcome the student led production In Pieces from Sept 2-4.

‘In Pieces’ — a student-led production

Bella Javier, Arts Editor September 2, 2022

Young love is a universal narrative — one that junior musical theater major Cayla Stus is bringing to the Varner Lab Theatre from Sept. 2-4 with Joey Contreras’s latest musical, “In Pieces.” This...

Course enrollment concerns pile up as we head into the summer.

OU faculty express concerns over course enrollment

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter April 13, 2022

With registration for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 semesters underway, Oakland University's faculty has expressed concerns over problems surrounding enrollment and course cancellations for...

Police Files: 3/9/2022

Tori Coker, Content Editor March 9, 2022

Injured on the job Varner Hall has been the site of two recent occupational injury incidents — though the two incidents appear by all accounts to be unrelated to one another. At 9:30 a.m. on November...

OUs SMTD performed Patience, or Bunthorne’s Bride on June 24, 2021 in the Varner Hall courtyard. Now, the SMTD is going on tour while the hall is renovated.

SMTD on tour during Varner Hall renovations

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor January 19, 2022

Due to important renovations to Varner Hall, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) — specifically the music and dance department — will be going “on tour” this semester. The SMTD has...

The Wilson Hall expansion and renovation has been underway for several months now. The $21.5 million project features new luxury accommodations for President Pescovitz and her cabinet.

Administration answers questions about campus construction projects

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor November 8, 2021

The Post sent questions regarding the ongoing campus construction projects to administrators on Oct. 21. The questions were about the general funding of construction projects in South Foundation Hall,...

The Wilson Hall expansion and renovation has been underway for several months now. The $21.5 million project features new luxury accommodations for President Pescovitz and her cabinet.

Letter from the editor: Administrators won’t talk to us about campus construction projects

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2021

For six weeks now, The Post has been trying to research and report stories about ongoing campus construction projects. To this point, not a single administrator has followed through with our requests for...

Arts students squished into Pillsbury dough tube

Emily Morris, Managing Editor September 16, 2020

Crumbling Varner Hall has at last been replaced by a facility that keeps up with the times and has high-class instruments for music, theater and dance students. After tirelessly requesting, students in...

“The House of Bernarda Alba” takes the stage during the month of November.

“The House of Bernarda Alba” takes the stage

Faith Brody, Life Editor November 7, 2016

Sexual repression, dominance, guilt, oppression. “The House of Bernarda Alba," the newest production put on by Oakland University's Music, Theatre and Dance Department promises all of this and more. When...

Earlier this summer, Oakland released a campus master plan for projects to be completed by 2018. Construction has already begun on campus.

How will construction affect student life?

Robert Ogg, Intern Reporter September 6, 2016

Students who have classes in the Engineering Center, Elliott Hall or Varner Hall may run into some construction this semester. The road east of the P-32 parking structure is set to be closed for the rest...

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