Eye on the World

Resolution for ceasefire in Syria denied A resolution for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria put forward by Sweden and Kuwait at the UN Security Council was reportedly denied by Russia. The outcry for a ceasefire has become even stronger after more than 403 people died in Eastern Ghouta on February 18th from airstrikes by the […]

Photo by Kayleigh Thesenvitz

Student releases Olympics themed podcast

Haynes has produced three podcasts and written three novels. TU student Jesse Haynes has made strides with three young adult novels and three wildly successful podcasts. Now he’s bringing a fourth podcast to life — one that focuses on the Olympics. Haynes is no stranger to sports writing. A passion for sports and success in […]

Justin with his third-grade reading partner, Jayla. Photo by Lizzy Young

Alum Justin Harlan teaches to make a difference

TU Alum Justin Harlan discusses his work in Reading Partners and other teaching programs. Executive Director of Reading Partners and TU alum Justin Harlan exudes passion when he talks about his work. Originally from Kansas City, Harlan attended TU for his bachelor’s degree from 2004 to 2009. Involved in nonprofit work since graduating from TU, […]

Rodinkova with one of the Ukranian flags she’s been adoring the school with. Photo by Alex Garoffolo

Viktoria Rodinkova continues aerobiological research at TU

Viktoria Rodinkova chose to work with TU’s prolific aerobiologist, Estelle Levetin, aided by a Fulbright grant. Viktoria Rodinkova does not rest often. Here from Ukraine on a Fulbright research grant, she studies pollen and spores for the biology department. Fluent in Russian, Ukranian and English, she has a multilingual talent set. When she leaves in […]

Courtesy University of Tulsa

Tandy shutdown inconvenience

Tulsa’s supercomputing center closed its doors, leaving many students and teachers searching for an alternative. Over winter break, many TU students and faculty received an email informing them that the Tandy Supercomputing Center (TSC) would soon be shutting down. TSC operated the Tandy, a 1600-core supercomputer available for private, commercial and academic use. TSC was […]

Eye on the World

Ethiopia Declares National State of Emergency Following the abrupt resignation of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the nation has declared a state of emergency. Desalegn hoped his action would end civil unrest in Ethiopia. “I see my resignation as vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy,” […]

Courtesy Psychology of Everything

Dr. McClendon takes on role as director of counseling

Director Michael McClendon discusses plans for the future of TU’s counseling. For many students on campus Dr. Michael McClendon is a well-known and trusted confidant. For many more an introduction is necessary. Recently promoted to director of counseling following the retirement of TU’s long-time director Dr. Tom Brian, McClendon has a long list of new […]

Oklahoma legislative session began Feb. 5

Prepare for the 2018 legislative session by reading up on what’s ahead. The Oklahoma legislative session began February 5, and work has started on fixing the issues at hand. The major focus at the beginning will be on bills that are specifically marked Emergency. For example, Senate Bill 1 addresses a current issue with Oklahoma […]

‘FISCH,’ TU’s preparation for renewed accreditation

TU faculty and students engage in “campus-wide effort” to fulfill the criteria of the Higher Learning Commission. In March, the Higher Learning Commission will visit TU to determine the university’s accreditation status. This is no particular secret, and TU has been frank in its wish for both faculty and students to work together in “a […]

Eye on the World

SpaceX successfully launches rocket in Florida Elon Musk’s private company SpaceX successfully launched one of its most powerful rockets on Tuesday. Named “Falcon Heavy,” it was the first step to the company’s ultimate goal of colonizing Mars, according to the SpaceX website. The rocket’s success was particularly notable because, unlike other rockets, the Falcon Heavy […]