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Due to COVID-19, many piano lessons have shifted to a virtual format.

The challenges (and benefits) of virtual piano lessons during the pandemic

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor April 6, 2022

Rebecca Happel, applied instructor of music and piano lecturer of Oakland University, was conducting a piano lesson over Zoom. She counted while her student played, but the student was constantly a second...

Marianne (Madeline Daunt) and Elinor (Emily Nichter) in Sense and Sensibility.

SMTD presents: ‘Sense and Sensibility’ by Jane Austen

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 14, 2022

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance will kick off the return to campus by putting on a performance of Kate Hamil’s rendition of “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen. The road here wasn’t easy,...

Students share thoughts on online learning, the good and bad

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2021

For the past 18 months, students and faculty have been grappling with the struggles of a COVID-19 impacted learning environment. I walked around the Oakland Center and asked students to share both their...

Virgil Zeigler-Hill sits at his desk at Oakland University. He has a doctorate in psychology and specializes in interpersonal relationships.

Professor chooses to ‘teach into the void’ for his students

Emily Morris, Managing Editor January 27, 2021

Choosing the “camera on” function in virtual classroom communication is becoming an “ethical problem,” according to Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Ph.D.  To inch closer to in-person class, many professors...

Updated classroom communication options

Michael Pearce and Emily Morris , Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor September 9, 2020

The typical Oakland University classroom is evolving this year to cope with health and safety guidelines. In turn, online classroom tools are expanding with traditional forums, Yuja, Google meet, WebEx...

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