TU six weeks into Recyclomania contest

The University of Tulsa is six weeks into Recyclemania, an eight-week recycling competition, involving colleges from around the country. In Recyclemania, schools are tasked with weighing their recycled and composted waste each week for eight weeks. The results from different schools are compared in various categories, including pounds of recycling per person, total weight of […]

TU promotes recycling through e-waste event

The University of Tulsa is six weeks into Recyclemania, an eight-week recycling competition, involving colleges from around the country. In Recyclemania, schools are tasked with weighing their recycled and composted waste each week for eight weeks. The results from different schools are compared in various categories, including pounds of recycling per person, total weight of […]

President Obama nominates Merrick Garland for SCOTUS

On March 16 President Obama announced his Supreme Court Nomination of Merrick Garland, currently serving as the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. If confirmed into SCOTUS, Garland will be filling the position left absent by the death of Antonin Scalia, whose decease triggered an unusual […]

New Voices promotes free speech of students

New Voices, a project of the Student Press Law Center, is a grassroots movement aimed at providing protections for high school and college students to, as they say, “give young people the legally protected right to gather information and share ideas about issues of public concern.” This includes free speech protections and freedom of the […]

Springfest goes super

After the post-Spring Break haze began to clear, the University of Tulsa welcomed one of the most highly anticipated weeks of the semester. Springfest 2016 kicks off this week with the heroic promise of keeping finals stress at bay for a few more days. Last Monday, the Student Association held a theme reveal party that […]

Local man founds elephant rescue

Tulsa conservationist John Stephen Mauldin, who goes by the pen name Phillip Hathaway, recently founded his own public charity, Elephant Rescue, in an attempt to help elephants worldwide. “100 percent of all donations belong to the elephants,” the website states. “And so, to avoid overhead expenses, we do not have offices; we work from home. […]

Four Oklahoma colleges go to SCOTUS over birth control

Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Mid-America Christian University are all involved in a lawsuit over the birth control mandate through the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit’s name is Southern Nazarene University v. Burwell. The case has been consolidated with several others, including the more prominent Little Sisters of the Poor […]

Students engage in ‘muggle’ Quidditch

TU now has a club dedicated to Quidditch, the popular sport of the wizarding world from the Harry Potter franchise. For muggles perhaps not familiar with the wizarding world’s most popular sport, the Collegian interviewed Oliver Wood, captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team at Hogwarts from 1990–1994 and a professional Quidditch player. He said the […]

Charity scammers exploit students on TU campus

“One day last year I was approached by a Filipino man. He asked if I could donate to this organization to help clothe and feed children, and he stuck a pamphlet in my hand. He showed me where other people had signed and the money they had supposedly given. I donated $2. Right after this, […]