Left to right: Dallas Elleman, Caroline Rodgers, and Conner Bender. courtesy University of Tulsa

TU’s Innovation Fellows near completion of training

The University of Tulsa is preparing to send its first cohort of University Innovation Fellows to Google Headquarters in Palo Alto, California to complete their training. Originating from Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school), the University Innovation Fellowship is a program designed to “empower students to become agents of change at their schools”. […]

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Philbrook gives “backstage pass” to museums

The Philbrook’s newest exhibit, “Museum Confidential,” provides an interactive and informative look on how museums work. If you’ve ever stared at a piece in a museum and wondered exactly how it made the cut, then Philbrook has a new exhibit that’s perfect for you. As for everyone else who’s happy with how museums are laid […]

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TU’s Russian Studies dishearteningly deteriorates

Russian studies are still relevant in today’s world, and students continue to show interest, yet TU has failed to give the department the resources it needs. TU’s Russian Studies degree program has humble beginnings. In 1979, history professor Dr. Joseph Bradley moved here from Harvard. Students in his classes showed interest in TU gaining a […]

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SA Updates

Here’s some updates from your friendly neighborhood SA, to keep you updated on what’s going on and what’s planned for TU. Mike Neal, the director of Dining Services, has talked to SA about adding a freezer to the C store to begin selling ice cream. This month is both pride and Indigenous People’s month. For […]

The newly discovered orangutan courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Science news roundup

Nobel Prizes The 2017 Nobel prize recipients were announced October 3. The physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine recipients are as follows: Physics: Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S, Thorne “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.” Chemistry: Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson “for developing […]

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North Tulsa food desert worsens

North Tulsa recently saw one of its grocery stores close, exacerbating the problem of food scarcity in the area. North Tulsa’s food deserts widened last week as another of dwindling number of grocery stores North of Highway 244 closed its doors. With Gateway Market’s closing, near the corner of Pine and Peoria, three additional square […]

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@RealPressSecBot delivers innovative Trump coverage

A Twitter account that formats Trump tweets as press releases gives a new perspective to Trump’s presidency in 140 characters or less. My policy for this newspaper is that we try to only write commentary articles that are local and timely. After all we are a student newspaper, so we should focus our attention on […]

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Advocacy journalism neglects objectivity

Reporters who couch their advocacy in their articles without acknowledging their bias make news less reliable and more subjective. The term “advocacy journalism” should read like an oxymoron. Journalism, I am often told, should strive for objectivity; it should be the journalist’s ultimate goal to distance their own subjective opinion from their work until its […]