Oakland University

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Oakland University was founded in 1957 when Alfred Wilson and Matilda Dodge Wilson donated $2 million and their 1,400-acre estate to Michigan State University to begin a new college in Oakland County. In 1959, the first students enrolled at Michigan State University–Oakland, and the university officially changed its name to Oakland University in 1963. From these beginnings, Oakland University has emphasized academic quality, concentrating on providing a dynamic, student-focused learning environment with integration of liberal and professional studies by a faculty of dedicated scholar-teachers. The natural beauty of the campus is enhanced by comprehensive recreational facilities and modern buildings that house the university's many academic and student service programs as well as a growing population of residential students. From spirited Division I athletic events to visually engaging artistic performances and everything in between, OU allows students to engage with and discover a wide range of organizations and activities on campus.
ISBN: 9781467126342
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Campus History
Images: 203
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Librarian and archivist Dominique Daniel has worked with the OU Archives and University Communications and Marketing, using their rich collection of photographs and conveying their knowledge of the university's history.
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