Service Day 2016 brings students to Tulsa charities

Last Saturday was Tulsa University’s annual Service Day. The event, organized by the Student Association, allowed over four hundred volunteers to attend one of fifteen service sites and, in the words of Austin Carr, who organized the event, “give back to the community,” if only for a brief time. Among the sites were a variety […]

SA Senate elections pass with little fanfare

Last week’s election had a little more than 350 out of roughly 4, 680 students voting, which SA’s Chief Election Officer, Colleen Yoder, said is “pretty normal” for Senate elections in the Spring. Senate seats are divided into different constituencies. Four of these are related to where students live: residence halls, apartments, commuters and Greek […]

Ryan Wylie on how to become an activist

Ryan Wylie was an Assistant Director, Producer, Editor and Cameraman for Unreasonable Doubt: The Joe Amrine Case. The Missouri documentary focused on Joe Amrine, who had been sentenced to death for murdering a fellow inmate while in prison. Initially, there were three inmate witnesses stating that Amrine had committed the murder. Since the sentencing, all […]

TU student leaves school to join Cruz campaign

A TU student left school for the semester to volunteer on Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign. TU sophomore Mary Brown is an English and political science major who hopes to go to law school. I reached out to Brown to find out what it’s like to be a college-age student working in politics. Brown told me […]

Sanders’ visit to Tulsa brings thousands to rally

Sanders in Tulsa Oklahoma is known to be an extremely conservative state, so it is rare when a Democratic party candidate attempts to campaign here. It’s even more rare when they garner the support of more than 9,000 people. The line for the Bernie Sanders rally in Tulsa stretched around the BOK Center, even though […]

Oklahoma Legislative Primer details 2015 legislative actions

Recently, the Oklahoma Policy Institute released their 2016 Oklahoma Legislature Primer. This document provides an overview of 2015 in Oklahoma politics, including information about individual politicians and policy. The House of Representatives, with 101 members, has been controlled by Republicans since 2004. Twenty-two representatives were elected from 2014-2015, 14 of whom were Republicans. Nineteen members […]

Four new GOC bills add operational clarity to SA

Last week, Senate passed four bills from the Government Operations Committee (GOC). While Senate passes allocations to clubs almost every week, GOC bills occur less often. While all of the bills have to do with the internal operations of SA, two of them require a constitutional amendment to pass. One of the bills was authored […]

Applications now accepted for the Future Alumni Council

The Future Alumni Council for the University of Tulsa is currently accepting applications for spots in its student organization. The FAC is comprised of students currently enrolled at TU who have a passion for their school. They are directly connected to the Alumni Association, and they also run certain events such as Taste of TU […]

Trey Barnett case updates

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has named the University of Tulsa as one of the ten worst universities for free speech. In an article published on February 17 in the Huffington Post, President and CEO of FIRE placed the University of Tulsa on the list, citing the 2014 case of Trey Barnett. […]

Sports staff tries to predict baseball season once again

Pitchers and catchers finally reported last week, meaning it’s officially time to be excited about baseball again. So, again, us here at the Collegian staff don our Nostradamus caps and try to predict the upcoming season. National League East- Wade Crawford Last year, I predicted that the Nationals would run away with the division, leaving […]