Failing resolutions can be caused by a lack of patience. graphic by Conner Maggio

New Years resolutions hinge on setting realistic goals

Trying to be a new you during the new year can be frustrating, with slowly-progressing goals and unrealistic standards. Well, it’s the New Year again, which means many people, including myself, have embarked upon ambitious resolutions. It is routine at the beginning of a year for people to decide to change areas of their lives […]

graphic by Madeline Woods

Magnifying TU

I am a student journalist at the University of Tulsa. I have been for four years. As I near graduation, I realize I have spent four years of my life reporting on this school while knowing basically nothing about how it operates. The powerful institutions that govern our lives ought to be transparent and open […]

Game theory is a strategic way of handling all of life’s situations, including dating scenarios. Graphic by Conner Maggio

Game Theory a valuable life experience

A course in Game Theory teaches students the science of strategic interaction and changes their perspectives on the world. Did you know that if you and a partner are caught robbing a bank and the police take you in for questioning, you’re both better off saying nothing, even though the advertised penalty for not ratting […]

The newly discovered orangutan courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Science news roundup

Nobel Prizes The 2017 Nobel prize recipients were announced October 3. The physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine recipients are as follows: Physics: Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S, Thorne “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.” Chemistry: Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson “for developing […]

President Clancy responds to Weinstein scandal

Dear students, Our TU Commitment speaks of life as a story that we are constantly writing – one that is shaped by the opportunities and experiences we meet along the way. Current events remind us that the stories of far too many relatives, friends and classmates include instances of sexual assault and harassment. In recent […]

The Bleacher Creature

Aaron Hernandez is a Bad Dude We learned some disturbing new information about Aaron Hernandez this week. The former New England Patriots tight end who hanged himself earlier this year while serving a lifetime prison sentence for murder in the first degree, had been diagnosed by the Boston University’s CTE center with stage 3 chronic […]

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I am a big fan of The Collegian’s work. You are a tremendous asset to TU and a voice of clarity on both campus and national issues. I would venture to say that most students don’t understand just how blessed we are to have you. However, I saw a recent commentary posted […]