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June 2013


Friday, June 28
Former Oakland University women's basketball coach Beckie Francis previously expressed religious views on Twitter, now remains mute (Oakland Press)
Former OU hoops coach openly expressed faith (Macomb Daily)
Fired Oakland University women's basketball coach allegedly imposed religious beliefs on former player (MLive)
Auburn Hills actress in "Les Mis" at Meadow Brook, lands zombie TV show (Oakland Press)

Thursday, June 27
Ex-basketball player speaks out about fired coach Beckie Francis (MyFoxDetroit)
Former player says fired Oakland University coach Beckie Francis pressured her over religion, weight (Advisor & Source)
Oakland, Wayne St. universities increase tuition (Macomb Daily)
Universities decry funding formula as tuition rises 8.9% at Wayne State, 3.75% at OU (Free Press)
WSU, Oakland raise tuition rates (CBS Detroit)
Oakland University approves 3.75% tuition increase (Oakland Press)
Oakland University oks 3.75% tuition increase (Free Press)
Oakland University raises in-state tuition 3.75% for 2013-14 (Detroit News)

Wednesday, June 26
Power can't be used to pressure, officials say after former Oakland University player accuses coach of religious intimidation (Oakland Press)
Ex-Oakland hoops player, Muslim says Christian beliefs imposed unfairly by now-fired coach (Free Press)
Former player says ousted OU women's basketball coach pressured her over religion (Oakland Press)
Former OU player says she was emotionally abused (Daily Tribune)
Tuition increase votes coming Wednesday at Oakland University, Wayne State (Oakland Press)
College Prelaw Summer Institute proves successful for fourth year (Legal News)

Monday, June 24
Russi, Francis made huge impact on OU community - Guest Opinion (Oakland Press)
Switching leagues means salary bump for Oakland University coaches (Oakland Press)
OU Dismissal: Coach Beckie Francis canned for "malfeasance" (Deadline Detroit)
Oakland says women's coach Beckie Francis was fired for cause (Detroit News)
Despite pay raises and glowing reviews, OU says Francis fired with cause (Free Press)
Oakland University says women's basketball coach Beckie Francis fired for cause (Oakland Press)
Oakland says Beckie Francis fired with cause (USA Today)
Oakland head coach fired due to misconduct that led to internal review (NCAA.com)
Oakland University says women's basketball coach Beckie Francis fired over undisclosed conduct (Washington Post)

Thursday, June 20
Mystery surrounds departure of Oakland University President Gary Russi and wife Beckie Francis (Oakland Press)
Russi retires from Oakland University's top spot (C and G)

Monday, June 17
OU, Cooley plan helps students earn degree faster (Oakland Press)

Friday, June 14
Oakland University hosts 'Music with Heart' concert for Beaumont Hospital (Oakland Press)
Beaumont Hospital remembers chairman of Orthopedic Surgery (Oakland Press)

Wednesday, June 12
Oakland U. president steps down the same day wife goes (CBS Detroit)
Gary Russi steps down as Oakland University president, wife fired as basketball coach (Free Press)
Oakland University President Gary Russi announces retirement; women's basketball coach Beckie Francis relieved of her position (Oakland Press)
Beckie Francis is "relieved of her position" as Oakland University basketball coach (MLive)
Beckie Francis out as Oakland women's basketball coach (Free Press)
Oakland University president retires, wife removed as basketball coach (Detroit News)
Oakland fires women's basketball coach Beckie Francis (Detroit News)