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Letter to the editor: my hopes following negotiations, The Oakland Post, Sept 6, 2021

Letter to the editor: Everyone depends on Everyone, The Oakland Post, Sept 6, 2021

Letter to the editor: thoughts on contract negotiations, Labor Day, The Oakland Post, Sept 6, 2021

Letter to the editor: In light of the contract agreement, The Oakland Post, Sept 6, 2021

Letter to the Editor: From a concerned former professor, The Oakland Post, Sept 6, 2021

Breaking: details of the new tentative faculty contract agreement released, The Oakland Post, Sept 4, 2021

Contract agreement reached at Oakland University ending faculty strike, WDIV Detroit, Sept 4, 2021

OU, faculty reach agreement, fall semester begins immediately, The Oakland Post, Sept 4, 2021

Updates from the picket line: Day 2 — solidarity on campus, a march through the heart of OU, bargaining update, The Oakland Post, Sept 3, 2021

Letter to the editor: Treat Our Faculty Like Humans, The Oakland Post, Sept 3, 2021

Letter to the editor: Is This Your Idea of Community? An Open Letter To The Administration of Oakland University, The Oakland Post, Sept 3, 2021

Letter to the editor: My response to today’s OU email communication, The Oakland Post, Sept 3, 2021

Letter to the editor: Alumni Need to Support Faculty – Here’s How, The Oakland Post, Sept 3, 2021

Letter to the editor: I will always stand in solidarity with faculty, The Oakland Post, Sept 3, 2021

Letter to the editor: I’m incredibly disappointed in the lack of commitment administration gives to OU staff and faculty, The Oakland Post, Sept 3, 2021

Letter to the editor: Admins — take note of what’s happening on campus, The Oakland Post, Sept 3, 2021

Letter to the editor: Reflections on the end of the first day of classes, The Oakland Post, Sept 3, 2021

Letter to the editor: Instructors are invested in their students; the university must invest in its instructors., The Oakland Post, Sept 3, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Why I care about my teachers, and you should too., The Oakland Post, Sept 3, 2021

Letter to the editor: President Pescovitz, this is your moment, The Oakland Post, Sept 3, 2021

People of color: students, faculty share their thoughts on the work stoppage, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

People of color: students, faculty share their thoughts on the work stoppage, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Amid work stoppage, students weigh in on contract negotiations, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Updates from the picket line: Faculty, students and OU retirees on the line, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

‘We want what we think is fair’ -- Oakland University faculty on strike, WDIV Click on Detroit, Sept 2, 2021

Faculty On Strike During Opening Day At Oakland University, 62 CBS Detroit, Sept 2, 2021

Uncertainty for Oakland University students as faculty strike on first day of fall semester, WXYZ Detroit, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: What kind of leadership has been thrust on us?, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: Highway to the Eighth Circle, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: OU community, I’m asking you to continue to fight, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: Countless students support the faculty, and I have a petition to show it, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: I will no longer suggest or guide students to seek out Oakland University, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: As an Alumni and someone one who currently works in education, I am disgusted by the actions of the administration., The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: regarding negotiations,I am appalled, I am disgusted, I am at a loss for words., The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: my professors are why I’m proud to be a Golden Grizzly, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: OU President, Trustees, administrators need to commit themselves to Woody Varner’s Vision, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: contract negotiations, my view as a student and future educator, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: This is what OU means to me and my classmates, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: there is no OU without our amazing faculty, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: support for faculty from a future educator, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: how the reduction in tuition for faculty dependents would affect me and my family, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: It’s time for Oakland University to put its money where its mouth is, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Letter to the editor: contract negotiations, my perspective as a student, The Oakland Post, Sept 2, 2021

Oakland University faculty could strike if deal is not reached by midnight deadline, WDIV Click on Detroit, Sept 1, 2021

OU union rep: ‘Sides far apart’ with new midnight contract deadline, The Oakland Press, Sept 1, 2021

Letter to the editor: It depresses and angers me that the administration chooses to disrespect the needs of faculty, The Oakland Post, Sept 1, 2021

Letter to the editor: our response to this morning’s unusual Campus Communication email, The Oakland Post, Sept 1, 2021

Letter to the editor: a truly brutal year of contract negotiations, The Oakland Post, Sept 1, 2021

Letter to the editor: I stand with the faculty. As an alumna. As a former SL., The Oakland Post, Sept 1, 2021

Letter to the editor: regarding contract negotiations and the treatment of OU faculty, The Oakland Post, Sept 1, 2021

Oakland University professors may strike with contract negotiations at impasse, Fox 2 News, Sept 1, 2021

Letter to the editor: contract negotiations, FDR’s legacy, The Oakland Post, Sept 1, 2021

Letter to the editor: There is No OU Without Us, The Oakland Post, Aug 31, 2021

Letter to the editor: what students need to know about special lecturers, The Oakland Post, Aug 31, 2021

Letter to the editor: in solidarity with our faculty, The Oakland Post, Aug 31, 2021

Letter to the editor: Support faculty, seek virtue, The Oakland Post, Aug 31, 2021

Letter to the editor: To President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, Chief of Staff Joshua Merchant, Provost Britt Rios-Ellis, and the Board of Trustees, The Oakland Post, Aug 31, 2021

Letter to the editor: I have proudly devoted the last 17 years of my life and career to OU, The Oakland Post, Aug 31, 2021

Potential labor strike at OU looms as contract is set to expire Tuesday, The Oakland Press, Aug 31, 2021

Letter to the editor: to both students and families, faculty will be there to greet you Tuesday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday, Sept. 1, The Oakland Post, Aug 30, 2021

The worst faculty contract negotiations in OU’s history: How did we get here?, The Oakland Post, Aug 30, 2021

Letter to the editor: Oakland has asked the AAUP to make sure that Moodle be fully deployed per normal procedures, The Oakland Post, Aug 30, 2021

Letter to the editor: Lowballing Faculty Diversity, The Oakland Post, Aug 30, 2021

Letter to the editor: I am writing in support of the faculty and staff of Oakland University, The Oakland Post, Aug 30, 2021

Letter to the editor: I am genuinely concerned for what is in store for this coming semester, The Oakland Post, Aug 29, 2021

Letter to the editor: I’m writing to express my disappointment and horror at the treatment of Oakland University faculty, The Oakland Post, Aug 28, 2021

Letter to the editor: I am genuinely worried for the state of the university, The Oakland Post, Aug 28, 2021

Letter to the editor: Campus Alliance for Sustainability and the Environment (CASE-OU) speaks on contract negotiations, The Oakland Post, Aug 27, 2021

Letter to the editor: destroying a university, 101, The Oakland Post, Aug 26, 2021

Oakland University mandates vaccine for all on-campus students, faculty and staff , The Oakland Press, Aug 24, 2021

Letter to the editor: Contract negotiations, the bond between professors and students, The Oakland Post, Aug 24, 2021

Letter to the editor: OU administration falling short of Matilda Dodge Wilson’s vision, The Oakland Post, Aug 23, 2021

OU faculty, student workers concerned about return to campus, The Oakland Post, Aug 23, 2021

Letter to the editor: contract negotiations, a bridge ready to collapse, The Oakland Post, Aug 23, 2021

August 12 BOT meeting: vaccination plan, new board chair and vice chair, The Oakland Post, Aug 12, 2021

Oakland University’s lack of broad vaccination mandate has some faculty concerned, WDIV Detroit, Aug 11, 2021

Oakland University foregoes vaccine mandate for all students, prompting concerns from faculty, The Oakland Press, Aug 10, 2021

July bargaining sessions, faculty contract negotiations nearing deadline, The Oakland Post, Jul 28, 2021

Contract negotiations begin between Oakland University faculty, administration, The Oakland Press, Jun 25, 2021


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Amy Pollard, Executive Director
201 Pryale Hall, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-2005; Fax: (248) 370-2004
E-mail: pollard@oakland.edu

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