Malcolm Gladwell: Mediocrity’s Role in Success

Featured Photo: Oakland University By: Emily Morris          Tuesday, November 27 Malcolm Gladwell, renowned journalist and author, recently visited Oakland University in hopes to inspire our students. Before his audience took their quickly sold-out seats for his speech though, I had the opportunity to pick his brain on a more personal level. …

The Future of OU: Ask Ora

Featured Photo: Detroit Free Press By: Emily Morris            Monday, November 12 Our president Dr. Ora Pescovitz answered the most pressing questions of our university to keep students informed about the direction Oakland is heading in today at the most recent, ‘Ask Ora’.   Student Mental Health: Following the tragic suicide …

Dr. Ora Pescovitz’ inauguration means OU is in good hands.

4.20.18 Story by News Director Erin Ben-Moche Photo by Oakland University   On what felt like the first official spring day on campus, Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz became the seventh president of Oakland University. A procession of faculty, staff, students and bagpipe musicians marched alongside the warm sunlight into the O’rena for the formal inaugural …

Board of Trustees plan to take closer look at gateway courses 2018-19 school year

4.13.18 Story by: News Director elect Emily Morris Seeking avenues for improving student success rates will be a hot topic in oncoming school years, according the the Board of Trustees who met Monday April 9.  This most centrally relates to Oakland’s graduation rates; since 2009 four-year graduation rates have doubled to over 30 percent. Our …

Oakland Center Director Chris Reed: “We are still on track to be open in Fall 2018.”

1.12.17 Story by news director Erin Ben-Moche Oakland Center Director Chris Reed made his first WXOU on-air appearance Friday to update students about the Oakland Center renovations among other details students should be aware of. “The biggest piece is that we are still on track to be open for Fall of 2018,” Reed said to …

How Charlie Tortorici became OU’s newst compliance coordinator

11.10.17 Story by News Correspondent Sadie Layher Law is an important part of the University, the coaches, and the players. Charlie Tortorici is Oakland University’s new compliance coordinator and has been working with Mari Rakijas for the past two weeks to become acclimated to his new position. This will be Charlie Tortorici’s first time working …