Faculty Senate approves alternative program cuts

The new changes will be presented to the Board of Trustees on Nov. 4 and 5 for final approval. In their monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17, the University of Tulsa’s Faculty Senate presented their alternative to True Commitment. In accordance to the terms offered by the Board of Trustees and administration, the Senate developed […]

Trump announces U.S. Withdrawal, Turkey Invades On Oct. 6, Trump unilaterally announced the United States would move out of their positions on Syria’s northern border in anticipation of an assault by Turkish forces. This move essentially abandoned the Kurdish fighters who have been the most loyal American allies in the multi-year campaign to deplete ISIS […]

A diagram explaining how all of the new colleges will work with the new “University Studies” requirement. courtesy University of Tulsa

Administration sits down to discuss changes to True Commitment

On April 11, 2019, the University of Tulsa announced “True Commitment,” an ambitious restructuring plan that sought to reorganize the university in response to the changing landscape of higher education. Although True Commitment was created to avoid financial, regulatory and demographic crises, its introduction was wrought with criticism leveled at its substance, process and accompanying […]

Hong Kong institutes anti-protest measures, riots continue Though the infamous extradition bill that ignited the Hong Kong protests is no longer on the table for implementation, actions taken by the city’s government have again provoked protests. The semi-autonomous state’s face mask ban went into effect on Friday. That measure, an attempt to make the identification […]

Brexit Part 3: Unlawful suspension of Parliament A ruling from the U.K.’s Supreme Court has deemed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s attempt to prorogate Parliament unlawful. Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was supposedly meant to pave the way for a Queen’s speech, which marks a new session of Parliament. However, there are some notable issues that have […]

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg makes waves at UN Last month, 16-year-old Sweedish climate activist Greta Thunberg landed in New York after sailing across the Atlantic for two weeks. She came to the U.S. to attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit, and sailed on a zero emissions yacht to avoid the carbon emissions associated […]

Bolton out of the House On Tuesday, following tension within the administration stemming from the failed Taliban summit at Camp David, National Security advisor John Bolton left his post at the White House. The strained relationship between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is almost certainly the cause of Bolton’s dismissal. Whether he was fired or […]

Faculty Senate asserts True Commitment violated constitution

TU’s body of 32 faculty members voted that True Commitment should have first passed through them. On Thursday, Aug. 29, the University of Tulsa’s Faculty Senate voted to pass a resolution asserting that the administration violated the senate’s constitution in its rollout of True Commitment. By announcing True Commitment without input from the Faculty Senate, […]

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Israel election results On Tuesday, Israel held elections for the 21st Knesset, the nation’s unicameral legislature. What originally looked like a dead heat between current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party has now been declared a victory for Likud. With 100 percent reporting, they have won a 30 […]