Eye on the World 2/10/20

Impact of Brexit on EU extradition treaties Following the official confirmation of Brexit, an 11-month transition period began. Throughout the duration of this period, typical EU rules, such as border regulations and inspections, would be softened for the U.K. However, on Feb. 1 three countries — Austria, Germany and Slovenia — confirmed that these exceptions […]

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell has been able to block witnesses from the impeachment trial. courtesy Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Impeachment trial of President Trump to continue without witnesses

In a near tie, the Senate has voted 51-49 to block witnesses from the president’s impeachment trial, which will be finalized this week. The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is set to conclude this week. This will take place following hours of arguments, questioning from senators and a series of votes cementing the lack […]

Eye on the World 2/3/20

UK officially out of EU as Brexit deal passes EU Parliament At 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union (EU) after three and a half years of political turmoil that has paralyzed much of the British political system. The House of Commons finally passed a withdrawal agreement in […]

Houston Hardman (second from left) with other members of the Association of Black Collegians. courtesy Student Association University of Tulsa Facebook

ABC Spotlight: Houston Hardman

For the month of February, the Collegian is working with ABC to spotlight black students at TU. Paying attention to TU’s closeness to her home and drawn to the Liberal Arts program, now-senior Houston Hardman felt that, if she needed a challenge and wanted to become a more well-rounded person,TU was the best fit. One […]

“Doomsday Clock” closer to midnight than ever

Doomsday is only 100 seconds away due to increased anxieties regarding climate change. The Doomsday Clock moved 20 seconds forward, leaving it resting 100 seconds before midnight. This is the closest to midnight the clock has ever been. According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, “When midnight is reached, we are dangerously close to […]

TU’s new mission statement: FUCK YOU

Short, sweet and completely accurate. As you might have learned from the emails that aren’t quite as persistent as Pam Smith’s suggestions to do your course evals but just as likely to prevent you from interacting with them, TU has come out with a new mission statement. This new mission statement is fairly simple and […]

WHO declares coronavirus a public health emergency

While the threat to Americans is still purportedly low, international travel is still limited to and from China. Following the outbreak of a new virus from China, the World Health Organization has declared the virus a global health emergency. This virus, a coronavirus that is said to have originated in Wuhan, China, is causing anxiety […]

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Clancy steps down as president, Levit to act as interim

Effective immediately, Dr. Gerard Clancy has stepped down from his position of president of the University of Tulsa, citing medical complications. The Board of Trustees designated Provost and Acting President Janet Levit as interim president. This announcement follows the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, Jan. 30, and comes in the wake of a sudden medical […]

Petition circulating for student vote of no confidence

Students acquired 365 petition signatures toward a confidence/no confidence vote in President Clancy and Provost Levit. Beginning on Jan. 21, TU Students for Responsible Change (SRC) began circulating a petition calling for a confidence/no confidence vote in President Gerard Clancy and Provost Janet Levit — similar to that of the one held by faculty late […]

Gov. Kevin Stitt sues native tribes over gaming contract

The office of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced on Jan. 22 some updates surrounding his ongoing dispute with various native tribes in Oklahoma regarding the State Gaming Compact, which Stitt believes expired on Jan. 1. In response to the filing of a federal lawsuit by several tribes, Gov. Stitt and the State have opted to […]