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Speaking of OU

Oakland University continues to grow rapidly both in terms of student enrollment and the scope and quality of its many academic programs. Coupled with the achievements of outstanding faculty, expanding research initiatives, an ever-expanding array of campus life activities and extensive community involvement, there's never a shortage of things to talk about. Below you'll find a selection of articles in which people within the campus community, as well as those on the outside looking in, share their thoughts about what makes OU an unique and vital institution.


10/30/12 - News article on OU employee health programs
"Oakland University: At rec center, employees find nothing's for fee" - Crain's Detroit Business

10/29/12 - News article on OU alumni working to help others
"OU alumni giving back to community via Excellence for Detroit nonprofit" - Oakland Press

10/18/12 - News article on OU efforts to make veterans feel welcome - Oakland Press
"Oakland University to offer in-state tuition to all U.S. military veterans" -

10/3/12 - News article on groundbreaking for the new Engineering Center
"OU Breaks Ground on $74.6 Million Engineering Center" - Rochester Patch

9/24/12 - News article on the opening of the Human Health Building
"OU health building to help with future health care needs" - C & G News

9/19/12 - News article on OU's fall 2012 student enrollment growth
"Oakland University extends long-standing enrollment growth trend" - Oakland County Prosper

9/12/12 - Opinion piece on President Gary Russi's leadership of OU
"Russi deserves kudos for his leadership at Oakland University" - Oakland Press

8/27/12 - Commentary on OU student retention efforts by Preisdent Gary Russi
"Commentary: Oakland University is helping students focus on the finish line" - Detroit News

7/25/12 - News article on award-winning advertisement
"How Extraordinary is OU? This Award-Winning TV Ad Tells All About It" - Rochester Patch

7/13/12 - News article on OU health promotion efforts
"Oakland University fights against obesity" - Oakland Press

5/8/12 - Opinion piece on the departure of Dr. Virinder K. Moudgil
"Moudgil will be missed at Oakland University" - Oakland Press

5/3/12 - Commentary piece on OU's potential membership in the Horizon League
"Oakland is ideal replacement" - Detroit News

4/30/12 - News article on the growth of OU academic programs
"OU to expand programs, prepare students for changing job market" - Oakland Press

4/28/12 - Column on educational experience at OU from new alumna Emily Tissot
"Achieving a degree is just the beginning" - Oakland Press

4/13/12 - News article on the success of OU's student newspapter
"Oakland University student radio station claims 'Station of the Year'" - Oakland Press

2/1/12 - Opinion piece on the $21 million gift from Stephan Sharf
"Many will benefit from university gift" - Oakland Press


12/18/11 - Guest editorial from OU President Dr. Gary Russi
"OU raises its profile, adds new programs in 2011" - Oakland Press

12/16/11 - News article on impact of GOP debate on OU's visibility
"Oakland U's 'Klout' nudges higher after GOP debate" -

11/29/11 - News article on success of Oakland's men's basketball program
"OU grabs program-affirming upset victory over Tennessee" -

11/27/11 - News article on Oakland's efforts to keep a quality college education affordable
"OU tries to remain affordable as tuition goes up around the state" - Oakland Press

11/17/11 - Commentary on the success of OU's involvement in the Republican Presidential Debate
"Oakland University shines in debate" - Oakland Press

11/11/11 - Commentary on the Republican Presidential Debate from  Frank Beckman
"Issues trumped attacks at local GOP debate" - Detroit News

11/11/11 - Commentary on OU's hosting of the Republican Presidential Debate
"Today's shout-out goes to Oakland University" - Detroit Free Press

11/1/11 - News article on Oakland's expanding presence in health science research
"Oakland expands base in life sciences, medicine" - Detroit News

8/31/11 - News on the Anton-Frankel Center feature Macomb area officials
"Oakland University open for learning in Mount Clemens" - Macomb Daily

8/12/11 - Opinion piece on the opening of the OUWB School of Medicine
"OU medical school promises growth" - Oakland Press

8/11/11 - News article on the OUWB School of Medicine featuring L. Brooks Patterson
"Patterson: Medical school will reverse 'brain drain'" - Oakland Press

4/27/11 - News article on the new OUWB School of Medicine
"OU medical school presents opportunity for area" - Journal Register Newspapers

3/13/11 - News article on Oakland University's progress
"Growing school, huge dreams: Oakland U. makes strides in quest to be a top college" - Detroit Free Press

1/25/11 - Guest editorial from Oakland University alumnus Adam Kochenderfer
"Students show encouraging enthusiasm for Michigan" - Oakland Press

1/20/11 - Analysis from sports columnist Pat Caputo
"No Fluke: OU is the real deal" - Oakland Press


12/15/10 - News article in the Oakland Press

8/22/10 - Guest editorial from Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson

8/22/10 - Guest editorial from Oakland University Senior Vice President and Provost Virinder Moudgil

7/9/10 - Oakland Press editorial

6/27/10 – Guest editorial from Rochester Hills Mayor and OU alumnus Bryan Barnett

4/29/10 - Times Herald editorial

4/23/10 - Oakland Press editorial

4/13/10 - Oakland Press editorial

4/6/10 - Article by Business Columnist Tom Walsh

3/25/10 - Letter to the Editor from Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson
3/21/10 - Article by Sports Columnist Pat Caputo
3/21/10 - Guest editorial from Oakland University Board of Trustees Chair Jackie Long

3/12/10 - Article by Sports Columnist Pat Caputo


12/31/09 - Guest editorial from OU President Dr. Gary Russi