Improve TU: Bring us better bins!

Behind residence halls and dorms around campus, near the dumpsters, are recycling bins. These recycling bins are poorly designed, so much so that they have actually prevented me from recycling on more than one occasion. The entrance to put recycling into the bins is about a 6” radius hole on the top. This solution might […]

Improve TU: University assistance in voter registration

Super Tuesday has come and gone with a significant 40% voter turnout in the state of Oklahoma. But despite the rallying calls of the campaign trail, many students didn’t make it out to vote. There are various reasons for this, two of which can and should be addressed by student organizations and the University itself. […]

Improve TU: On-campus access to legal services

It started when I sent away for an absentee ballot. I was just trying to do my civic duty. Imagine my surprise when the ballot showed up in my mailbox wrapped in a bright green sheet of paper that read, “A NOTARY MUST WITNESS YOUR SIGNATURE ON THIS BALLOT.” A notary? I had never gotten […]

Forum encourages increasing voter engagement

Improving voter turnout in and around Tulsa was the theme of “Breaking Down Barriers,” Saturday’s voter engagement forum at Rudisill Library. The forum was hosted by the Voting is Power Coalition of Tulsa. The forum was introduced by Floretta Reed, an activist who marched in the early days of the movement to give African Americans […]

Okla. Libertarian Party to gain official inclusion

Monday, February 22nd, the Libertarian Party delivered more than 42,000 signatures to the Oklahoma State Election Board. Once these signatures are verified, the party will be officially recognized as a political party. This move will allow voters to register as members of the party and Libertarian candidates to run for office. The Libertarian party favors […]

Vic Regalado wins Republican Sheriff primary

During the presidential primaries on March 1, Republicans also had the opportunity to vote for a sheriff nominee. Since the Democrats only had one candidate, Rex Berry, there was no need for them to have a primary. The sheriff seat is open due to Stanley Glanz’s resignation on November 1. Out of 82,163 votes, Regaldo […]

Early Medicaid sign-up denied to Okla. prisoners

As a result of the Affordable Care Act, there have been a variety of changes to the Medicaid program as it is administered federally. Oklahoma, like several other states, has not adopted all changes allowed by the federal government. One of the changes would allow soon-to-be released inmates to sign up for Medicaid before their […]

Okla. juvenile detention centers lack rape prevention efforts

More than half of Oklahoma’s juvenile offenders are held in detention centers that aren’t required to comply with federal standards for preventing sexual assault proposed by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Oklahoma’s rates of sexual assault in juvenile detention centers are much higher than rates in many other states. A Department of Justice (DOJ) […]

TU junior to participate in 4kForCancer

Junior Justin Strathe will be busy this summer, but not with an internship or a job. Starthe will be biking over 4,000 miles in order to raise money, and awareness, for cancer. During an intense 70-day, nonstop journey from Baltimore to Portland, Justin, who will be representing TU, will ride with a team of twenty-three […]

Trey Barnett case updates

The University has responded to the allegations made by Trey Barnett in his lawsuit against the University of Tulsa. In the response, the University denies that Trey is a resident of Tulsa county. They also deny that Trey Barnett was a senior at the time that he was suspended. They go on to deny that […]