TU Interfaith Tour brings religious awareness to students

Last Saturday, Student Association and Malaysian Student Association hosted the TU Interfaith Tour. A group of around 45 students and representatives from various organizations went to different religious buildings on campus, learning about the ideologies practiced there and the importance of tolerance. The event started in Sharp Chapel, with SA Chair of Multiculturalism and Diversity […]

New film captures life and career of Israeli PM

“I think that life in Israel is sometimes bigger than the movies,” Yitzhak Rabin says, and the irony is that a documentary was able to breathe life into an Israeli, and a twice-elected prime minister at that. Rabin in His Own Words is the story of a politician trying to lead his country toward peace, […]

Unarmed black man shot by TPD officer

Last Friday, the nation was rocked with another fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man, as 40-year-old Terence Crutcher was shot in front of his stalled car in the middle of 36th Street North and Lewis Avenue in Tulsa, OK. He died of the gunshot wound the next day. Graphic footage from both the […]

Female incarceration rate continues to increase

In the 2016 fiscal year, Oklahoma sent more women to prison than in 2015. According to the recently released annual report by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections obtained by Oklahoma Watch Foundation, the number of women sent to prison increased by 9.5 percent, from 1,593, to 1,744 in 2016. In contrast, the number of men […]

TU alum Rilla Askew elaborates on her writing career

Rilla Askew was born in southeastern Oklahoma, a fifth generation descendant of southerners who settled in the Choctaw Nation in the late 1800’s. After graduating from the University of Tulsa with a BFA in a theater performance in 1980, she moved to New York where she received a creative writing MFA from Brooklyn College. She […]

Gilcrease’s Jazz Night a casual, comfortable affair

On Tuesday, September 20th, Gilcrease Museum was home to a night of live jazz and good food. The Jazz Night was centered on a performance by the Western Swingabilly Jazz Tribe, who can usually be found playing at various venues around Tulsa. The players introduced themselves as Mike Cameron on clarinet and tenor sax, Shelby […]

Gypsy hosts open mic night

The Gypsy Coffee House, nestled comfortably in between Guthrie Green and the Drillers Stadium, is definitely haunted. Or at least that’s what the photos on their website insinuate — along with standard images of the coffee house’s decor and drink offerings are a couple photos in which hazy white figures can be seen. I didn’t […]

“Best of Enemies” not quite historical edu-tainment

“Best of Enemies,” which was shown at last Wednesday’s Pizza and Politics session, is a 2015 documentary about the 1968 debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr. Vidal was a prominent novelist with many left-leaning views. Buckley was the founder and editor of National Review and a prominent conservative intellectual. The documentary focuses […]

Creative writing major kicks off to readings, workshops

The English department held a celebration of TU’s new Creative Writing major this past weekend. The celebration included panel discussions, workshops and readings by acclaimed writers and literary scholars. Among these writers were novelist Rilla Askew, autobiographer and transgender activist Katie Rain Hill, author and US Marine Phil Klay, author and professor Trudy Lewis, novelist […]

Food and Power explains influence of large food companies

Last Thursday, Philip Howard, an associate professor in community sustainability at Michigan State University, gave a lecture on food and power, concentrating on how manufacturers and sellers of packaged foods exercise power over consumers. Howard focused on ways that food firms convince consumers to buy their products and, in doing so, change the way our […]