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Clancy steps down as president, Levit to act as interim

Effective immediately, Dr. Gerard Clancy has stepped down from his position of president of the University of Tulsa, citing medical complications. The Board of Trustees designated Provost and Acting President Janet Levit as interim president. This announcement follows the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, Jan. 30, and comes in the wake of a sudden medical […]

Bong Joon-ho’s latest film centers on the Kim family’s interactions with the wildly wealthy Park family. courtesy CJ Entertainment

Reception of “Parasite” changes popular perception of foreign films

Bong Joon-ho’s film makes history at award shows across the world, reimagining the role of American award shows. The South Korean film “Parasite” has become an unstoppable force in making movie history as a foreign film. “Parasite” is a satirical thriller suspense film that centers on the Kim family as they slowly infiltrate the Park […]

Overcoming discrimination available only for those who can afford it

Amtrak, Uber and other transportation services are not held accountable for discrimination. One of the many challenges to being disabled is transportation. In the last week alone, two prominent national stories displayed Uber drivers reportedly denying a wheelchair user with a service dog and Amtrak quoting another two wheelchair users with a $25,000 ticket. And […]

TU’s smoke signals are losing effectiveness. graphic by Emma Palmer

Signals from admin up in smoke

Honestly, only the pope should smoke. In the wake of Clancy temporarily stepping down as president of the University of Tulsa citing health concerns, the student body of the university was left in the dark. But this wasn’t on purpose. After further investigation, it became clear to me that there was an obvious miscommunication. Somehow […]

Hyunsoon Whang has performed across the world, including at the Taos School of Music. courtesy Hyunsoon Whang

Hyunsoon Whang brings precision to Chopin piano preludes

The visiting pianist joined TU’s professor of piano studies to perform memorable compositions. On Tuesday, Jan. 2, critically-acclaimed pianist Hyunsoon Whang performed at the Gussman Concert Hall with a heavy repertoire consisting of a set of 24 preludes and two piano duets. The entire hall was buzzing with excitement, not really knowing what to expect, […]

Road to the Super Bowl AFC/NFC

Student writers Brett Tyndall and A. C. Boyle outline the long trail to the Super Bowl for the NFC and AFC, respectively. The NFC with Brett Tyndall The 49ers won the NFC title last week against Green Bay in one of the most dominant rushing performances in NFL playoff history. Raheem Mostert rushed for 220 […]

Petition circulating for student vote of no confidence

Students acquired 365 petition signatures toward a confidence/no confidence vote in President Clancy and Provost Levit. Beginning on Jan. 21, TU Students for Responsible Change (SRC) began circulating a petition calling for a confidence/no confidence vote in President Gerard Clancy and Provost Janet Levit — similar to that of the one held by faculty late […]

The South Bend Mayor would be the youngest president if elected. courtesy Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Buttigieg’s recent surge could propel him to victory in Iowa

Buttigieg’s strength in Iowa is a result of demographics and his ability to pitch policy ideas. Throughout the last few months, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been slowly closing in on a strong showing in the Iowa Caucus. According to FiveThirtyEight, a website that provides poll analysis, Buttigieg is currently trailing only Former Vice President Joe […]

Halsey will go on tour with “Manic” this year; tickets are already on sale. courtesy Capitol Records

Halsey’s “Manic” adds authenticity to discography

The pop singer’s third studio album incorporates a wide range of emotions and stories. No matter how you feel or what you are going through, I promise that Halsey can put your own unique sentiments into words through her newest album “Manic,” an introduction to the full emotional spectrum. Her third studio album following “Badlands” […]

Bloomberg announced his plan in Tulsa’s Greenwood district. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Bloomberg’s plan to fix inequality lacks any concrete policy details

The former NYC mayor’s Greenwood Initiative is not feasible but its goals are admirable. In his recent visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma, presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg announced a new plan to increase the amount of wealth in historically impoverished neighborhoods, focusing on black Americans. While it seems to be a net positive for the nation, Bloomberg’s […]