TU decided against participating in a program that waives ambulance fees for a monthly fee. University News Reporter Cailtin Woods reports.
State Senator Barrington proposed a bill banning hoods or coverings that conceal an individual’s identity. The bill will be debated this upcoming legislative session. Sports Reporter Wade Crawford reports.
Congressman Jim Bridenstine began his second term by sponsoring several bills, voting against John Boehner for Speaker and attaining a new committee chairmanship. Politics Reporter Brennen VanderVeen reports.
Ivan Godinez is an immigrant advocate and highly active with DREAM Act Oklahoma. Ivan came to the United States illegally with his mother when he was 14 from Veracruz, Mexico. Here is his account of his journey from Mexico to Tulsa. This story has been edited for clarity and brevity.
Up to 39,000 undocumented immigrants in Oklahoma could benefit from President Obama’s latest immigration executive order. Two years ago, the Obama administration implemented Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, permitting certain undcoumented immigratns to apply for legal status. Over 3,800 Oklahoma residents have already applied. DACA recipients are eligible for work permits and driver licenses, giving them freer access to commerce and public services. News Editor Nikki Hager reports.
Student Life Reporter Michaela Flonard interviewed students from Brazil, Turkey, Germany, France and Oman about how they celebrate winter holidays at home.
This past Monday Tulsa Athletic Director Derrick Gragg announced that head football coach Bill Blankenship has been relieved of his duties as Tulsa’s coach after his fourth season at the helm. Sports Editor Matt Rechtien reports.
A computer simulation and gaming major will come to TU and available this fall. Dr. Roger Mailler is sponsoring the major’s adoption. Student Writer Nate Beckemeyer reports.
Following controversy surrounding the parade’s inclusive name, the Parade of Lights will now be called the Tulsa Christmas Parade. State-Run Media Editor Fraser Kastner reports.
Senior Gabriella Pierce founded Pencils for Promise, which aims to raise over $25,000 for a primary school in Ghana. The organization had its first fundraiser last week. Student Life Reporter Michaela Flonard explains.