Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Lentini to begin work at Oakland University on July 8.
Wednesday, May 15
Submitted by Oakland University Oakland University President Gary D. Russi announced Monday the appointment of James P. Lentini as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. Pending formal approval by the Oakland University Board of Trustees, his tenure will begin on July 8. The senior vice president for academic affairs and provost is the university's chief academic officer, with responsibilities for academic programs, personnel and resources. The primary duty of the provost is to ensure the quality of education and research at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. In this position, Lentini will have oversight responsibility for the College of Arts and Sciences; the schools of Education and Human Services, Business …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Grizzlies to depart Summit League on July 1.
Oakland University will join the Horizon League beginning with the 2013-14 season, President Gary D. Russi announced Tuesday, according to a statement from university officials. The move will apply to all of the university's athletic teams beginning July 1. "Oakland University is pleased to be the newest member of the Horizon League," Russi said. "The universities in this conference are strong academically and they value the student-athlete experience. Oakland fits well with them and we look forward to being part of their tradition of excellence." Russi said the move makes sense academically and financially. More than half of the Horizon League student-athletes have grade point averages of 3.2 or better, and the league exceeds NCAA …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Officials broke ground on the 500-bed facility on Tuesday.
A new housing development at Oakland University will serve to provide resident students with a "total campus community," according to university officials. The start to construction was marked on Tuesday with a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony including university officials and on-campus residents. With a scheduled opening date of fall 2014, the $30 million center will hold 500 new beds as well as the OU Honors College. The building was designed by the firm Neumann Smith and will be constructed by Frank Rewold and Son.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Groundbreaking for $30 million facility will take place April 16.
Oakland University is set to break ground on a $30 million student residence hall that will accommodate more than 500 students beginning in the fall of 2014, according to school officials. The school has a groundbreaking event planned at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Citing a steady increase in both enrollment and housing needs, Oakland University says it has seen a 37 percent increase in rental agreements over the past four years. Amenities at the new housing facility will include access to a small cafe and space for student meetings and studying, according to officials. The building also will become the new home of OU's Honors College, officials indicated. The residence hall was approved in December by university officials. University Housing …
Tour to include religious institutions affiliated with the establishment of Oakland University.
The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting an April 29 tour of churches affiliated with the establishment of Oakland University, according to museum officials. The tour costs $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members. The fee includes lunch. Registration and payment is available through the museum website, www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms. Attendees must register by April 15. University Presbyterian Church property was once owned by Don Wilson, brother of Alfred Wilson whose MeadowBrook estate became Oakland University. St. Luke’s Methodist was built in 1964 and moved its congregation to the area to service Oakland University. St. John Fisher was built to serve Oakland University and its namesake dates back …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Oakland University student, who coached lacrosse at Lake Orion High School, accused of having sexual relationship with 15-year-old.
Reanna Douglas, an Oakland University student and Lake Orion High School lacrosse coach, faces a May 6 sentencing in connection with a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female, according to the Oakland Post. Douglas, 23, was handcuffed and taken into custody April 1 after her pre-trial hearing at Oakland County Circuit Court, the Oakland Post reported. The Post cited court documents stating Douglas had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female between June and August 2012 while Douglas coached a lacrosse team at Lake Orion High School. Douglas, who could face up to 15 years in prison on the charge, pled no contest, the Post reported. More: Student Taken Into Custody After Pre-Trial Hearing (Oakland Post)
Monday, March 25, 2013
Oakland University will be completely smoke-free; what do you think of the policy change?
Starting this fall, Oakland University will join 21 other Michigan colleges and universities in becoming a smoke-free campus. A recent revision to the university's Non-Smoking Policy prohibits smoking on all university-owned property, with the exception of Meadow Brook Hall, the golf courses and private residences in the Meadow Brook subdivision. The policy expands a previous ban that was limited to a 50-foot perimeter of university buildings. “We know the hazards of secondhand smoke and that we need to keep the air clean for all students, employees and visitors to Oakland. With this in mind, the university has been moving toward the implementation of a smoke-free campus for some time,” said Cora Hanson in a statement on the university's…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Event planners juggle hotel reservations, media requests and all of the other fun that will bring fans to The Palace of Auburn Hills this week.
Monday, March 18, 2013
He is suing for $2.2 million, citing violation of his constitutional amendments, as well as humiliation and mental anguish.
A former Oakland University student who was suspended from the school last year for writing an essay called "Hot for Teacher," about his attraction to a female professor, has filed a $2.2 million lawsuit against the university, reports state. According to The Oakland Post, OU's student newspaper, Joseph Corlett, 57, has filed a suit in U.S. District Court in Detroit that names the OU Board of Trustees, President Gary Russi and Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Beth Snyder in the suit. Corlett, who lived in Orion Township at the time he wrote the essay but now lives in Florida, filed the lawsuit on the grounds that his First and 14th Amendment rights were violated, and that he has endured humiliation and mental anguish, the report …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Here is 30 seconds of pure campus fun.
If you're not yet tired of the Harlem Shake, here's a local version to spend the next 30 second watching. The Oakland Post, the student newspaper at Oakland University, produced this video, which stars The Grizz (the university's mascot) and several students. According to the Post, the OU Police Department blasted the music via a megaphone in one of their vehicles while the performance took place on the steps of Kresge Library. Watch the video here.