TU bond rating drop may signal further cuts

The University of Tulsa’s bond rating lowered two tiers in two years, risking accreditation. On Dec. 19, Moody’s Investor Service, a major credit rating company, updated the status of the University of Tulsa’s revenue and student housing bonds. The downgrade — which shifted TU from its previously held Baa1 designation to Baa3 — involved a […]

Eye on the World 1/20/20

Ukrainian passenger jet crashes in Iran On Jan. 8, a Ukrainian passenger jet was shot down over Iran, and its subsequent crash resulted in the death of 176 people. Flight 752 had just taken off from Tehran’s airport when it was mistakenly shot down by the Iranian military, but the Tehran government denied that story […]

Faculty vote: confidence in Clancy, Levit

The faculty voted no confidence 157-44 against President Clancy and 161-41 against Provost Levit. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 202 out of approximately 344 eligible faculty at the University of Tulsa took part in a motion of no-confidence vote for both President Gerard Clancy and Provost Janet Levit. The results of this vote totaled 157-44 against […]

Eye on the World 11/18/19

Public hearings begin in Trump impeachment probe The House of Representatives voted to formally open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, prompting a series of open-door testimonies from Bill Taylor, George Kent, and Marie Yovanovitch that took place last week. On Nov. 12, House Intelligence officials released the schedule for testimonies, officially announcing eight additional […]

Eye on the World: 11/11/19

US to leave residual force in Syria after withdrawal The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley announced this week that the United States would leave 500 to 600 troops in Syria following the withdrawal of a majority of its forces from the region. That withdrawal, a surprise once announced by President Trump […]

Board rejects faculty senate’s alternative to True Commitment

The board’s decision came on the same week that the accreditation liaison met with the Faculty Senate and the administration. Multiple developments impacting the restructuring plans at the University of Tulsa this week point toward a more turbulent future as faith in leadership, accreditation and the level of shared governance were all brought into question. […]

No-confidence vote for Clancy, Levit to be held Wednesday

Following the Board’s rejection of Faculty Senate plan, President and Provost face additional uncertainty. On Friday, Nov. 8, the University of Tulsa chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) announced it would be holding a vote of no-confidence in President Gerard Clancy and Provost Janet Levit. The vote will be held next Wednesday, […]

Chileans protest fare increases and structural poverty On Oct. 1, the Chilean Panel of Public Transport Experts approved a four4 percent% fare increase for public transportation across the country. The initial demonstrations began following an approximately four percent4% fare increase for public transportation. In response to this fare increase, Chileans began evading fares altogether, eventually […]

Hong Kong government officially kills controversial extradition bill On Oct. 23, the government of Hong Kong officially withdrew the controversial extradition bill that first prompted the ongoing protests. Introduced in April 2019, the bill would have allowed the extradition of Hong Kong citizens to mainland China for various offences. This particular bill sparked months of […]