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TU administration hosted panel on free speech

Panelists, which included both professors and students, discussed the relationship of free speech to private universities. “How can we ensure that TU maintains its dedication to free inquiry while also stimulating an inclusive environment where all students feel welcome?” Questions like this were among those discussed by the six panelists at Thursday’s free speech event. […]

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 […]

Feeder schools funnel students into TU. Graphic by Conner Maggio

How TU picked you: A look at the student recruitment process

The multilateral selection process can appear quite intimidating. TU’s Dean of Admissions Casey Reed explains how the office of admissions encourages applications and decides who to accept. Beyond a doubt, TU is a small school. Graduating high school students see only 3,000 undergrads at the university and wonder if they’ll even get in. Dean of […]

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 […]

Susan Landau, a visiting professor, advocated for civil rights organizations as a buffer between person and state. Courtesy University of Tulsa

Cybersecurity in the digital age of insecurity

Dr. Susan Landau, a visiting professor from Tufts University, discussed the conflict in the digital age between privacy and security. The age of information is in full swing, and data is the new and readily available currency. However, not everyone is happy about how easy information is to access, even if it could lead to […]

Meal sharing implemented

The new program could help more than 20 percent of TU’s student population. One young man’s initiative, and your support, could save many of TU’s poorest students from food insecurity. Conner Bender, the secretary of SA, has been working with Sodexo to pilot a food swipe donation program. The program began March 5, allowing students […]

Spirit Squad break-in

TU Security is still investigating the theft of equipment from the Mabee Gym in February. The suspect(s) broke into the facility where the TU Spirit Squad practices. Between February 11 and February 13, the suspect got into the closet where the squad and dance department store equipment and uniforms, according to Amanda Snider, the Director […]

TPS superintendent plans possible teacher walkout

All across the country, public school teachers are performing walkouts in demand for higher pay. Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist announced Sunday morning that the school district will join other districts across Oklahoma in a possible teacher walkout. “If our state legislature does not pass a plan to increase teacher pay and funding to […]

Eye on the World

Syrian government holds half of Eastern Ghouta The UN has reported that forces loyal to the Syrian government have taken control of more than half of Eastern Ghouta, the largest surviving rebel enclave, near the capital of Damascus. The government is reportedly moving further in, with civilians fleeing occupied villages to Douma, the largest town […]