TU Smash now an official club

Last Friday, TU Smash held its first ever event as an SA chartered club, but it is by no means a new organization to its members. The University of Tulsa Smash Bros. was created first as a Facebook page in February of last year for TU students to organize meet-ups and coordinated tournaments around the […]

Governor Fallin gives State of the State address

On February 1, Governor Fallin gave her State of the State Address to the state legislature. Her speech largely focused on the budget deficit this year and potential solutions to it. Partly because of low oil prices, Oklahoma is about $900 million short for its budget this year. For perspective, in FY 2015 (which lasted […]

PRIDE hosts conversion therapy panel

Last Thursday, Headstrong and PRIDE held a panel on conversion therapy. Several panelists discussed the history and practice of the therapy, the spiritual and legalistic approach and one student’s experience with conversion therapy. The panelists in attendance were Dr. Jan Wilson, an associate professor of history at TU, Reverend Freeman, minister at College Hill Presbyterian, […]

Senate passes bills to improve SA professionalism

For the first time in a long time, during its last meeting, Senate had bills or resolutions from every committee. While FAC (Financial Appropriations Committee) has bills funding various clubs almost every week, and SOC (Student Organization Committee) has bills chartering new clubs often enough, the other two committees present bills less often. GOC (Government […]

TU achieves worldwide small university ranking

At the end of last month, well-known magazine, Times Higher Education, ranked the University of Tulsa in the top 20 small universities in the world. The weekly magazine, based in London, is the United Kingdom’s leading publication in the field, and has been reporting on higher education since 1971. “All the universities featured in this […]

TU SAVE hosts discussion on racial violence

“History rhymes.” Dr. Dewayne Dickens paused to look at the audience before continuing on to explain that one person’s experience with racial violence in New York last Thursday probably mirrors another person’s experience in Baltimore seven months ago. Or someone else’s experience in St. Louis two years ago. Or in LA a decade ago. Or […]

Student Association passed several bills before break

SA passed five different bills during its last meeting of the fall semester. Two of them had to do with improvements in the Student Union, while the other three had to do with reforming the way SA works. One of the bills for the Student Union, titled “A More Perfect Union,” calls for a system […]

OU to face USDA punishment for animal cruelty

The University of Oklahoma has received over $19,000 in fines from the US Department of Agriculture after being cited for animal testing violations in experiments conducted by the university’s Health Sciences Center. Citations by the USDA include failure to follow research protocols, failure to administer pain relief to animals in connection to surgical procedures and […]

TU student receives NSF grant for doctoral research

Recently, TU doctoral candidate in archeology Alicia Odewale received a National Science Foundation grant for her research into enslaved Africans in the Christiansted National Historic Site in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Odewale, along with the help of Associate Professor Thomas Foster, will use the grant to continue her work. The NSF grant will provide […]

TU named Top 25 Military Friendly school

The University of Tulsa was recently recognized, though not for the first time, as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media. For over a decade Victory Media, a Veteran-owned organization, has been offering institutions an opportunity to distinguish themselves in this manner. Furthermore, the University of Tulsa was designated a Top Twenty Five Military Grad […]