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 […]

US Senate debates impeachment trial rules, begins trial

Additional controversy already surrounds the impeachment trial over the lack of witnesses. Monday, Jan. 20, the impeachment trial of Donald Trump began in the United States Senate. After over a month of withholding the articles of impeachment, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sent over the charges and designated seven impeachment managers. These seven representatives […]

The two Democratic candidates that The New York Times chose to highlight this year are Sen. Amy Klobuchar (above) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. courtesy Gage Skidmore/Flickr

The New York Times endorses two candidates for the first time

The newspaper picked one progressive and one moderate candidate, marking a change in tradition. For the first time in its history, The New York Times editorial board, a group of opinion journalists and editors, has chosen to support two separate candidates for presidency. The New York Times announced its support of both Amy Klobuchar and […]

Eye on the World 1/27/20

Chinese coronavirus spreads across the world Following the widening outbreak of the coronavirus, the Chinese government has officially issued a quarantine order for the city of Wuhan, planning to cut off all transportation to and from the city. This response comes with an increase of global attention as the virus has been responsible for 56 […]

President Clancy steps down, citing medical issues

Effective Jan. 17, Provost Janet Levit has been temporarily designated as acting President of the University of Tulsa. President Gerard Clancy informed the Board of Trustees that due to medical issues, he will be unable to fulfill his duties as President of the University for a number of weeks. This appointment was announced by Frederic […]

US killing of Iranian general causes tensions

In response to the missile strike, Iran has retaliated both militarily and politically. On Friday, Jan. 3, President Trump authorized a drone strike that killed Major Qassim Suleimani, a commander in the Iranian military, as well as multiple officials in the Iraqi Shiite militias supported by Tehran. The strike came during Suleimani’s visit to Iraq […]

The largest Casino in the world, WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, is owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation, one of the tribes suing Governor Kevin Stitt. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Stitt proposes 25 percent tax on native gaming

Disagreement between Kevin Stitt and three Oklahoma tribes leaves the gaming industry in question. On Dec. 31, the three largest gaming tribes in Oklahoma — the Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw — filed a lawsuit in the Oklahoma City federal court, naming Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt as its defendant. This lawsuit marks the latest development in […]