Hardesty Language Community provides immersion for learners

Starting next year, TU students can sign up to live in a portion of Hardesty Hall designated specifically for students learning French, Chinese, Spanish, Russian or German. TU students can now get a taste of international living without leaving the state of Oklahoma. Next fall marks the beginning of the Hardesty Language Community, a portion […]

My Collegian career and other curiosities

The most important lesson I learned about journalism didn’t actually come from “The Collegian” (oops). It came from a girl I met during study abroad. Her name was Cassidy and she was spectacularly curious. Not curious as in “strange,” but curious in that she wanted to know everything about everything. She would ask street vendors […]

The variety of plants growing in TU’s greenhouse make the top of Oliphant Hall look like a jungle. photos by Hannah Kloppenburg

A hidden TU gem: the greenhouse is in bloom

Though the weather outside may not be up to scratch just yet, it’s certainly springtime in TU’s greenhouse. The greenhouse, perched atop Oliphant Hall, is home to a multitude of plants used by primarily by undergraduate students and Beta Beta Beta biology honor society for educational purposes. Graduate students and professors also occasionally house their […]

Smallpools and Lil Xan will be playing this year's Springfest. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Bebe Rexha replaced by Smallpools, Lil Xan, Knox Hamilton for Springfest

After Rexha pulled out of her contract with TU, Springfest underwent some changes. Plans for this year’s Springfest changed drastically on March 27 when Springfest Director Catherine Aaronson announced on the Student Association Facebook page that headliner Bebe Rexha had cancelled her appearance. In the post, Aaronson explained that Rexha had chosen to pull out […]

Improve TU #6: Require bystander intervention training for clubs

Every club should have at least one member who has attended a Bringing in the Bystander training. Advocacy Alliance bystander training and related programming have historically suffered from low attendance. TU can engage student leaders in this programming and increase the number of informed students on campus by requiring one person from each student organization […]

Improve TU #7: Apartment rates closer to market value

The university should lower apartment rates to be closer to a semester’s worth of off-campus rent to keep students on-campus and involved in the TU community. TU could keep students in campus housing and better foster a campus community by lowering apartment housing rates to be closer to market value. Searches on forrent.com and apartmentguide.com […]

Improve TU #14: Grant week of leniency for parking infractions

A buffer period for parking tickets would prevent busy or out-of-town students from being punished for parking. TU should allow for a one-week buffer period at the beginning of the semester before ticketing improperly parked cars to allow students time to get their parking passes. Currently, TU begins ticketing on the first Monday of the […]

TU offers free and reduced summer tuition to students

For the first time, TU is implementing a reduced summer tuition program intended to help students who are behind on hours and increase retention. Students can now take summer courses at a free or reduced rate thanks to a new program implemented by TU. The TU community received an email on February 26 announcing the […]

Gerard Clancy, in a recent video meant for students and faculty, advised that students hide in the event of a shooting and fight back if necessary. Courtesy University of Tulsa

The growing threat of shooters, and administrations’ response

Schools review safety policies as a string of copycat shooting threats sweeps Green Country. In Tulsa In the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a string of online shooting threats has affected multiple Green Country schools, including Tulsa Public Schools. As of February 23, threats had been […]

From left to right, Jessica LaPlant, Megan Lowry, Rizka Aprilia, Dr. Jan Wilson, Ally Johnston and Greyson Chance. Photos by Hannah Kloppenburg

Tulsa Tough Women panel provided forum to discuss women’s issues

The panel featured three students and a faculty member who shared their thoughts on women’s rights and their unique experiences as women from different walks of life. In honor of International Women’s Day, SA held a panel last Friday to discuss feminism and women’s issues. About 60 people filled the Choteau Room in ACSU to […]