TU places highly on three college surveys

Forbes, The Princeton Review and Times Higher Education gave TU high marks in their annual surveys. The University of Tulsa received good publicity the last few weeks due to its high placement on college surveys from Forbes, The Princeton Review and Times Higher Education. Forbes commended TU as a top university for STEM and international […]

Record-breaking 815 freshmen enroll at TU

The fall of 2018 marks the enrollment period for TU’s largest freshman class ever. With the new semester underway, the classes at the University of Tulsa are filling up more than ever before. The Office of Admissions at TU has worked to bring in a slew of new freshmen to campus. From hosting campus visits […]

Get to Know Your Student Association Cabinet

What exactly is Cabinet? One of the three branches of Student Association on campus, Cabinet’s function is to serve students through programming and operational support. Cabinet is split into departments headed by an executive director and staffed by a team of associate directors. It meets every Tuesday at 5 p.m. Below is a look at […]

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President Trump faces fallout as Cohen pleads guilty President Trump went on the defensive last Tuesday as Paul Manafort, his former campaign chief, was convicted of tax and bank fraud, and Michael Cohen, his former lawyer, pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. Manafort was convicted of five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank […]

Increased kinetic activity and self-pacing are designed to help students in Montessori schools have a more direct say in the direction of their own education. courtesy Flickr

Montessori school opens doors to new thinking

Educational options should grow to meet the diverse needs of students, and Montessori is a welcome addition to Tulsa public schools. The first Montessori school in Tulsa opened this August, generating a fair bit of excitement. Parents and teachers are happy to see a new kind of public school available for children from pre-K to […]

Self-driving shuttles part of safer future

Driverless vehicles in downtown Tulsa would improve the safety and efficiency of the city’s public transportation. With the opening of the Gathering Place on September 8, city council officials are currently deciding on new forms of transport in Tulsa. These new driverless shuttle services would allow visitors to ride from the Gathering Place to Philbrook […]

The extra cost of textbooks can be crushing to university students. graphic by Conner Maggio

Textbooks an overheavy financial burden

The educational value of textbooks, especially digital ones, is not often worth the high price point. Fun fact: College is expensive. From tuition to housing to a meal plan, there are enough charges that loans have become a norm in today’s college culture. Enough of a norm that the total cost of student debt in […]

Furnishing campus apartments teaches responsibility

Moving into a new place requires furnishing it yourself, and students should not expect their apartments to be any different. If a student wants to live in a fully furnished space at the University of Tulsa, there are available options. Any of the multiple apartment complexes on campus, however, are not one of them, and […]

Pre-furnished student apartments a necessity

Furnishing an apartment is often above a college student’s financial means, especially for out-of-state students. The dorms have a fair number of downsides: public bathrooms, smaller quarters and no kitchen. One thing that the dorms did right for me was being pre-furnished. The furniture was nothing special, just some neutral, birch pieces meant to provide […]

Though medical marijuana has been legalized within the state, Oklahoma campuses haven't caught up. graphic by Raven Fawcett

Medical marijuana belongs on campus

Despite its history of misuse, marijuana should be legally available to those in need of its medicinal properties on campus. Marijuana possession is legal in most public places, including college campuses located in Oklahoma, and is also the most commonly abused illegal substance in the world. The many attempts to legalize medical marijuana in the […]