By Kimberly Poff
In the 132 years since its founding in Muskogee, Okla. as the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls in 1882, the University of Tulsa has completed a new building or significant renovation on one of its campuses once every two years on average.
Resident university historian and former Director of Libraries Guy Logsdon says that since its founding “the university has continued to grow and has continued to look like a major university.” Logsdon is the author of the only history of the school dating to its founding, “The University of Tulsa,” and most of the historical information found in this article was derived from his book.Read More
By Helen Patterson
On Feb. 23 a selection of cast members from the Tulsa Opera presented a stripped down, sneak-peak version of the opera “Elmer Gantry” as part of its “Arias and Art” series. There were no costumes and no set, only an accompanying pianist in a hall that holds 50 people at most.
Later that week the Tulsa Opera presented the Oklahoma premiere of the Grammy award-winning opera “Elmer Gantry” on Feb. 28 and March 2. The opera’s libretto was penned by Herschel Garfein and the music was written by composer Robert Aldridge.
Photo courtesy Tulsa Opera. Elmer (Keith Phares) mesmerizes both townsmen and audience members alike in the Tulsa Opera’s production of Sinclair Lewis’ controversial “Elmer Gantry.”Read More
Above is third year law student Riley Kern, as he rehearses for Thursday’s talent show, hosted by the law school. The performance began at 7:30 p.m. and featured a variety of acts. The winner of the show was Shar Grant, who read poetry.
By Oscar Ho
The Department of Film Studies hosted its Spring 2014 film festival last Monday. The event, at Lorton Performance Center, screened eight student films and presented awards to outstanding submissions. Also screened was a clip from a Philip Seymour Hoffman movie as a tribute to the late actor, and a clip from “Night at the Rubio,” a collaboration between students and professors.
The first student film up for review was a music video by Anna Bennett, titled “Senior Status.” Bennett lip-synced and danced to the tune of “Timber” by Pitbull featuring Kesha, while using gestures and props to dramatize her serious case of senioritis. The entire video was a well-delivered joke. The audience laughed on multiple occasions and applauded with fervor at the end.Read More
A student reported receiving personal mail on several occasions that appeared to have been tampered with. The investigation is pending.
TU Security Officers were dispatched to Norman Village Apartments in reference to a fire alarm detected in the 500 building. Upon arrival, Officers and Tulsa Fire Department saw no signs of smoke or fire. TU maintenance staff believes the fire alarm was triggered by an air bubble in the fire sprinkler line.Read More
By Magdalena Sudibjo
Last Thursday, international news organization Al Jazeera called for a “global day of action” to free several of its staff who have been detained in Egypt for months without trial.
Photo courtesy digitaltrends.com. The bill proposed by Remus Cernea in Romania would make murders of dolphins and humans equal, as well as making it illegal to use dolphins in live entertainment shows.Read More
Gamers gathered in the LaFortune lobby Saturday for a League of Legends tournament. The tournament began at noon and continued throughout the afternoon. Prizes were offered to the winners, with first place getting Teemo hats. Teemo, pictured below right, is a character in the game. Isn’t he adorable!
Photo courtesy James Chambers
Photo courtesy Terry Altom
In last week’s issue the headline “TU athlete accused of sexual assalt” should have read “TU athlete accused of sexual assault.”
By Conor Fellin
This Tuesday, the saga of the SA Senate commuter seat election came to a close when all three candidates were sworn in.
Jakob Lancaster and Josiah Moser had won the two open seats in the previous week’s runoff election, and Jeffrey Bacon was appointed to one of seven empty seats in the Senate.
With Bacon serving in the Senate, the number of empty seats is “the lowest number in recent memory,” according to SA Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Mancini.
Mancini explained that SA has a well-established procedure for appointing new Senate candidates. The Vice President recommends appointees, who are then interviewed by the Government Operations Committee and voted upon by the Senate at large.
Mancini expressed excitement about the newly elected senators, saying that all of them showed a promising involvement in their campus and in the demographic they were elected or appointed to represent.
By Kimberly Poff
In 1664 Moliere wrote “Tartuffe,” the classic work of comic hypocrisy. This week the theater department will update the work to place the central figure of the play, a religious conman, in the heart of 21st-century Texas.
“My favorite part of the show is the tongue-in-cheek dialogue,” said Ken Leep-Sills, a senior in the department, who plays the central character of Tartuffe. “The play is so wonderfully written and it’s so witty. Once your ear is used to the language, you’ll find little quips which will make you giggle close to every other line.”Read More
By Oscar Ho
“They need to be a combination of Jesus and Einstein,” said Dr. Sujeet Shenoi, University of Tulsa F. P. Walter Professor of Computer Science. There are a handful of computer science students who are training for a career in the area of cyber warfare.
Many find jobs with the Central Intelligence Agency, which, according to Shenoi, is more difficult than being awarded a scholarship by Harvard University.
CyberCorps at TU, which is directed by Shenoi, recruits its students from around the country.
While some of them were TU students since their freshman year, many of them come from universities around the country, including Ivy League institutions.Read More
By J. Christopher Proctor
What’s going on?
The crisis in Ukraine continues to escalate with the occupation of Crimea by Russian troops.
Ukraine has been in a state of turmoil since late November of last year when then-president Viktor Yanukovych pulled out of trade talks with the European Union, opting instead to make a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin that would secure Ukraine large loans at low interest rates and a continued flow of cheap Russian natural gas.Read More
Eighteen, 2, Twenty-Four was performed last weekend, adressing the tough topic of rape culture. Above theater freshman Ashley Mandanas and chemical enginneering senior Andrew Kresyman perform, and below is TCC freshman Nick Lutke.
By Morgan Krueger
Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa cartel, has been captured by Mexican and US authorities. He was arrested at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico.
Largely recognized as the most powerful drug lord in the world, Guzman had eluded authorities for years. He is on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s most-wanted list and controls activities in North America, Europe and even Australia.Read More