Lunch with Derrick Gragg: AD talks about “Elevate”-ing Tulsa sports

In a press conference on Thursday, Director of Athletics Derrick Gragg outlined a five-year plan, nicknamed “Elevate,” for TU Athletics. The plan coincides with Tulsa’s upgrade from C-USA to the American Athletic Conference. The mission of the new plan is “to provide opportunities, inspire excellence and prepare leaders in a championship culture.” Gragg was quick […]

Against SMU, some students showed no class

This past Saturday night Tulsa was hosting 23rd-ranked SMU in a nationally televised game that was billed as a battle between first and second place. It had all the markings of a fantastic matchup. When I walked into the Reynolds Center and saw that it was packed with both students and alumni alike, I was […]

National Signing Day: Tulsa recruits a new class of talent, adresses depth concerns

With the coming and going of National Signing Day, Tulsa ranks 98th in the country in recruiting. Amidst a class of two-star recruits is a pair of three-star recruits and Chad President, the ninth-ranked quarterback in the country. President, defensive end Michael Anderson and athlete McKinley Whitfield top the class of 18. Only four states […]

An open letter to TU’s administration

Well, here we are. The story of Trey Barnett’s suspension has gone to press, despite the best efforts of the TU administrators. As a fellow tyrant, I feel that I must extend my condolences to the TU administration. I can only imagine what you must be feeling right now, and I just want you to […]

TU student did not watch Super Bowl, wants you to know it

Last week, as the State-Run Media surveyed students on their Super Bowl opinions and expectations for the half-time show, this reporter came across something strange. Sophomore chemical engineering major Jeremy Pearsons claimed to know “nothing” about the Super Bowl, or even sports in general. In his opening statement, Pearsons asserted that he knew absolutely nothing […]

Students read Lee Blessing’s “The Hourglass Project”

Lee Blessing, a Pulitzer-nominated playwright, held a staged reading of his play, “The Hourglass Project,” Jan. 30 and 31 at the Lorton Performance Center. Blessing has written more than 20 plays and screenplays throughout his career. “The Hourglass Project” was a recent commision by the Hendrix College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance in Arkansas. […]

Scissortail Farms grows produce locally with aeroponics

In 2010, the founders of Scissortail Farms, Rob Walenta and John Sulton, realized that most of the leafy greens found in Tulsa’s produce sections came from California or Arizona. They started looking into technologies that would help them produce locally grown vegetables that could get to the market in hours instead of days. Scissortail Farms […]

Campus Crime Watch

Jan. 19 9:25 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Chapman Hall to pick up a found property. Officers retrieved a pair of brown sunglasses, a purple coffee / water bottle, and a gray coat with red letters displaying “TU Service Day 2013”. All the properties were placed in property room for safe keeping. 2:30 p.m. A […]

Student “Peeping Tom” arrested, charged

University of Tulsa student Yonas Clarke was arrested by TPD last month on voyeurism charges. He was booked into the David L. Moss detention center on Jan. 16, after being arrested at his off-campus home. Around 1 a.m. that morning, a university employee reported seeing someone looking into a dormitory window on Sorority Row. When […]

Eye on the World

The Euro continues to fall in Europe Deflation continues within the Eurozone’s 19 countries. Prices are 0.6 percent lower than they were a year ago. Much of it has to do with the costs of energy and food. Disregarding energy and food prices, inflation continues at about 0.5 percent. During the week of Jan 19, […]