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This is a briefing of significant news articles featuring Oakland University during the month of April 2008.

Medical School

The OU-Beaumont medical school partnership was referenced in a front page Oakland Press article about Beaumont’s proposed $204 million addition, in an Oakland Business Review article on Beaumont’s new Commercialization Center, as well as in a front page Lansing State Journal article about Michigan’s medical school boom. It was also mentioned in two Free Press articles (one front page) about the upcoming physician shortage, and a Western Michigan Business Review article about WMU’s feasibility review for their own medical school.


Macomb incubator

A proposed Macomb business incubator was mentioned in a Macomb Daily article on state funding.



Crain’s featured the creation of the $30 million venture capital fund at OU INC on the front page.


Nursing doctorate

OU’s nursing doctorate, in partnership with NMU, was noted in Grand Rapids Press editorial and article about a similar program being launched by GVSU.

Oakland’s efforts in nanotechnology were a large part of a MetroMode article on the science in southeast Michigan. T. C. Yih was interviewed for the story.

Campus Safety

Front page articles in the Oakland Press (two) and Free Press (two) announced OU’s closure due to graffiti threats April 14. Articles also appeared in the Detroit News (two), Rochester Post, New York Times, USA Today, Marquette Tribune, Macomb Daily, Chicago Tribune, Muskegon Chronicle, the State News, and myriad online news services. Chief Sam Lucido was interviewed for the local stories. 

Community Engagement

Entrepreneurship Institute

A feature article about the Entrepreneurship Institute appeared in the Michigan Chronicle.



The Oakland Press announced free counseling services offered by the SEHS.


Meadow Brook Theatre

Suburban Lifestyles announced the new operating agreement between OU and Meadow Brook Theatre.



In a front page article, Health Care Weekly Review announced that OU’s School of Nursing won the journal’s Award of Excellence for activities in 2007.

Inspired Faculty and Staff

Mohan Tanniru

Mohan Tanniru’s appointment as dean of the SBA was covered in the Detroit News.


Ron Tracy

Associate Dean of the SBA Ron Tracy was interviewed for an Oakland Press article on the rising cost of food.


Dave Dulio

Associate Professor of Political Science Dave Dulio was quoted as an expert in a Congressional Quarterly article on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The article was picked up by Yahoo! News.


Vincent Khapoya

Professor of Political Science keynoted the Peace, Mission and Justice Conference on Africa. His remarks were reported in the West Bloomfield Eccentric.


Miron Stano

Professor of Economics and Management Miron Stano was quoted as an expert on health care economics in a Lansing State Journal article about chiropractic care.


Henri Gooren

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Henri Gooren was quoted in a Macomb Daily article about the high numbers of Americans changing their faith.


Richard Stamps

The Oakland Press featured Associate Professor of Anthropology Richard Stamps in a front page story on the Tibet crisis.
Student Engagement

Fee refund

Articles about OU’s decision to refund orientation fees appeared in the Oakland Press (front page), Detroit News and Crain’s.


Women and Gender Studies

The Detroit News covered the name change of Women’s Studies to Women and Gender Studies in a feature story.



The SIFE team’s appearance in the national exposition competition was announced in Oakland Business Review.

Campus Events

Doris Tennant

The Oakland Press previewed and covered the lecture by Guantanamo detainee lawyer Doris Tennant.


Back to Business previewed the SBA’s Back to Business conference featuring economist Thomas Klier.


Earth Day

The Oakland Press, Eccentric (three times), Suburban Lifestyles and the Rochester Post (twice) previewed OU’s Earth Day events on its front page. The event was covered by Suburban Lifestyles.



Suburban Lifestyles previewed the Absinthe Festival of New European Film and Writing.



Stephan Sharf was announced as OU’s commencement speaker in the Free Press (twice).


Photography exhibit

Suburban Lifestyles highlighted the OUAG exhibit “Photography and the Changing Face of Immigration” as its cover story. The Detroit News also included a feature story on the show.


Senior art exhibition

The Eccentric previewed “Interrupted Cadence,” OU senior thesis art exhibition.


Darfur fundraiser

The Step Up festival, a fundraiser for Darfur, was previewed in the Eccentric and the Rochester Post.


Green marketing forum

The SBA’s green marketing forum was previewed in the Rochester Post.


Blood drive

The latest OU blood drive was previewed in the Eccentric and the Rochester Post.


Brooksie Way

The Brooksie Way half marathon was previewed in Suburban Lifestyles and the Davison Index.


Prayer Breakfast

Suburban Lifestyles previewed the Rochester Annual Prayer Breakfast held at OU.


Meadow Brook Hall

The Rochester Post previewed Meadow Brook Hall’s Mother’s Day dinner.

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