Texas annexes Oklahoma Panhandle, claims to protect ethnic Texans

Monday saw Texas Governor Rick Perry announce the annexation of the Oklahoma Panhandle. “In our hearts, we know that the Panhandle has always been an inalienable part of Texas,” he said, emphasizing that the most populous of the three counties that make up the Panhandle is even named after Texas. The annexation is the culmination […]

TU hipsters migrate to more obscure ORU

A strange transition has been underway these past few weeks at the University of Tulsa. As the story about the TU Administration’s totally justified actions to suppress free speech has been picked up by national news outlets, a certain subset of the TU student population has been disappearing. Hipsters, defined by their plaid shirts and […]

Barnett news roundup: SA to investigate, Collegians missing

Barnett story hits national news outlets Since the Collegian published “TU suspended student without hearing” and “TU suggests Collegian investigation may result in disciplinary action,” a number of media organizations and national media outlets have published stories on the Barnett case and the resulting Collegian investigation. Stories have appeared from the Huffington Post, the Foundation […]

MADE@TU designs, builds trike for disabled boy

Last Saturday, students and faculty from MADE@TU completed their first project, which gave a family an inventive way to exercise together. Junior Mechanical Engineers Laura Waldman and Andrew Parker were the primary workers on the project, advised by John Henshaw, the Chair of Mechanical Engineering. The students provided the Dittus family with a custom two-seat […]

Letter from the editor: The Collegian stands by its reporting

Note: Until 23 February, this letter from the editor held the text of “2012: Court ruled that Student Handbook is not a contract.” The intended text of the letter is below. Last Tuesday, Feb. 10, President Steadman Upham sent an email to University of Tulsa students, faculty and staff. In that email, President Upham stated […]

Spring Film Festival preview

Monday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.,TU’s Department of Film will host its 7th annual Spring Film Festival. The film festival is one of three hosted by the film department each year. All films in the festival were written, directed and produced by TU students within the past year. Any student can enter a film at […]

Jazz Band Concert previews

On Thursday, February 19th, TU’s jazz bands will have their first concert of the semester. The concert is one of two planned for the bands this semester. TU’s big bands will perform a variety of selections with solos by visiting artist/composer Walter White. Big bands are jazz ensembles ranging from twelve to twenty members that […]

Jazz Hall of Fame dodges eviction

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame was almost thrown out of its current location after it found itself in the red with State Farm and Tulsa County. But as of last week, the crisis has passed over. The Jazz Hall of Fame owed State Farm Insurance roughly $11,200, in addition to a couple thousand owed […]

2012: Court ruled that Student Handbook is not a contract

In 2012, Judge Terence Kern of the Northern District Court of Oklahoma ruled that TU’s Student Handbook “does not form any part of the contractual relationship” between students and the university. In the case Ye Li v. University of Tulsa, a Collins College of Business student who had been dismissed from the university for academic […]

Service Day coming to TU

This Saturday marks yet another of the annual service days hosted by the Student Association. Service Day is when many University of Tulsa students take time out of their weekend to give back to the Tulsa community. Students form groups based on the campus organizations that they participate in and then work within those groups […]