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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during the months of October through December 2006.
Top Stories
President's contract extension
President Russi's contract extension was covered by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, Crain's Detroit Business and U.S. Auto Scene.
 
New degree programs
The new studio art degree program was covered by the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Oakland Press. The new distance-learning education specialist degree was covered by the Oakland Press and the Rochester Post. The new course in teacher literacy to help student teachers reach new state certification guidelines was reported by the Rochester Post, Oakland Press and Detroit News. 
 
Islamic Studies
The new Islamic Studies degree program was reported by the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.
 
Return to Earn
The Return to Earn event held on campus was covered by the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Oakland Press, Rochester Post, Suburban Lifestyles, U.S. Auto Scene and the Eccentric newspapers.
 
Fulbright awards
The two OU faculty members who received Fulbright awards were profiled in the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Rochester Post, Eccentric and U.S. Auto Scene.
 
Election analysis
The post-election analysis event held by the Department of Political Science by the Oakland Press, Rochester Post, Eccentric and U.S. Auto Scene.
 
Year-end guest column
A guest column written by President Russi recapping 2006 was published in the Oakland Press.
Academic Partnerships
OU INCubator
An article about OU's business incubator appeared in the Rochester Post. 
 
Macomb 2 Oakland
A profile of the Macomb 2 Oakland program appeared in the Macomb Daily.
 
Hispanic outreach
An article about OU's Hispanic outreach efforts appeared in the Metro Times.
 
Fulbright Association
OU's entry into the Fulbright Association was reported by the Oakland Press and the Eccentric.
Campus Events
George Will
Articles about George Will's visit to campus appeared in the Oakland Press (three times), Suburban Lifestyles, Rochester Post, Detroit News and the Eccentric.
 
Emergency preparedness
Articles previewing the emergency preparedness event put together by the SBA appeared in the Rochester Post and the Oakland Press.
 
Richard Falk
Global economist Richard Falk's visit to campus was reported by the Detroit Free Press, U.S. Auto Scene, Michigan Chronicle, the Eccentric, Suburban Lifestyles and the Rochester Post.
 
Diverse Voices conference
Articles about the Diverse Voices conference appeared in the Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press and Suburban Lifestyles.
Faculty Experts
Political pundits
The Political Science Department political pundits team of professors (John Klemanski, Dave Dulio and Peter Trumbore) appeared in seven articles in the Oakland Press, Detroit Free Press and Detroit News on topics ranging from gubernatorial debate post-mortems to discussing politics in an office environment.
 
Detroit's economic outlook
Professor Dulio was used as the primary expert in a Detroit News article about the state's political and economic climate and outlook.
 
President's colloquium
Art History Professor Sara Chapman's "Founding the French Fort at Detroit" lecture was covered by the Oakland Press, Rochester Post and Suburban Lifestyles.
Staff Experts
Career advice
Career Services Director Bob Thomas was quoted in two articles in the Eccentric: One on job networking tips, and the other on focusing a job search.
Students & Alumni
Student scholarships
The $2,500 student scholarships provide by OU Trustee Henry Baskin were profiled in an Oakland Press article.
 
Milken Award
The Rochester Post published an article about OU student Melissa McDermid being awarded a $25,000 Milken National Educator's Award.
Meadow Brook Hall
Restoration
The $7 million restoration project at Meadow Brook Hall was profiled in a Detroit Free Press article.
 
Holiday Walk
Numerous articles about the Holiday Walk appeared in the Detroit News, Oakland Press, Detroit Free Press, U.S. Auto Scene, the Flint Journal, the Rochester Post, Suburban Lifestyles, the Eccentric and the Monitor.
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