Service Day provides opportunity for TU to give back

Nearly 700 students volunteered with 22 separate organizations in Tulsa this past Saturday. In the last four months a team of students including Patrick Culp, Caleb Lareau, Austin Carr, Colleen Yoder, Phil Acosta and Emma Moseley dedicated roughly 100 hours between them to planning this massive project. Their responsibilities included renting out buildings, ordering and […]

Anti-violence programming becomes a fixture at TU

Twenty-eight and a half percent of college women report experiencing an attempted or completed sexual assault during or prior to entering college, according to the Campus Sexual Assault Survey in 2007. In the 2014-2015 academic year alone, five sexual assaults have been reported on TU’s campus. While sexual assault may be the most talked about […]

Rep. Griffith sponsors bill to combat rape in Okla. schools

On March 3, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill 95–1 that amends the requirements for Safe School Committees. If the bill passes the Senate and is signed by Governor Fallin, Safe School Committees will be explicitly empowered to have programs combating rape and sexual assault. The amended portion reads as follows: “The Safe […]

New TPS superintendent selected

Last month, the Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) Board declared Dr. Deborah Gist the new superintendent of the school system. She’s a Tulsa native who graduated from Memorial High School, a school in the TPS system, but has been working with the Rhode Island Department of Education since 2009. Board President Ruth Ann Fate told Channel […]

Campus Crime Watch

Feb. 20 1:05 a.m. Officers were dispatched to Lottie Jane Mabee Hall to investigate unusual noises coming from a vending machine. A work order was placed with the vending machine company to fix it. Feb. 21 8:20 p.m. Officers were dispatched to investigate a hit and run accident. A student observed a vehicle back into […]

Upcoming speaker used drill team to create positive environment for kids

Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Dr. Jan Wilson, invited Tawanda Jones, founder of Camden Sophisticated Sisters, to discuss her organization and its significance in Camden, New Jersey and throughout the U.S. This event was organized by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program as part of their theme of events for the year. Jones is […]

Oklahomans for Equality to host event for LGBTQ youth at Capitol

Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) will be hosting LGBTQ High School Youth Day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 5. The event, headed by OkEq Executive Director Toby Jenkins, will address concerns over Republican Sally Kern’s House Bill 1598. The bill, which faces opposition from LGBTQ organizations such as The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Freedom […]

Eye on the World

Passports confiscated in France French police confiscated the passports and identity cards of six nationals who allegedly planned to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said French intelligence believed the men were to depart for Syria imminently to join IS militants. The confiscation was made possible under anti-terrorism laws passed last November. […]

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 3 SAI philanthropy dinner SAI Rockin’ for the Ropers Philanthropy Dinner wll be held from 5–7 p.m. in Great Hall A of ACAC. There will be Johnny Carino’s and Merritt’s Cupcakes. The dinner is $5 per person and raffle tickets are $1. Student teaching There will be an informational session regarding student teaching […]

TU hosts TPD, Okla. Bureau of Investigation cyber crime units

TU’s campus hosts the cyber crimes divisions of the Tulsa Police Department and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). The Collegian was asked not to report the locations used by these agencies. Both divisions transferred to campus around 2002, although the relationship between TU and the TPD started several years prior. “(TPD) kept coming […]