Football players arrested on drug, firearm charges

Campus Security officers find a firearm, three airsoft guns and 253 grams of marijuana in two freshman’s dorm room. Late at night on Oct. 30 the Tulsa Police Department arrested two University of Tulsa football players in their dorm room for weapons and illegal substance possession at John Mabee Hall. A strong smell of marijuana […]

Whistleblower identity under scrutiny, House subpoena ignored

Whether or not the whistleblower is revealed would serve as precedent for future cases. Another week has passed in the impeachment process, and events continue to unwind unpredictably. The House announced that on Wednesday, Nov. 13, public hearing will begin with a televised questioning of George Kent, a senior American diplomat, and William Taylor Jr., […]

Creator and co-founder of Twitter, Inc. Jack Dorsey. courtesy The DEMO Conference/Flickr

Twitter bans political ads among spread of misinformation

After Facebook was criticized for allowing extremist ads, Twitter is taking a stand by banning all political advertisements. In a move that came as a surprise to many, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the platform will not be accepting political tweets for advertisement any longer. The decision, according to a tweet from Dorsey, alleges […]

Eye on the World: 11/11/19

US to leave residual force in Syria after withdrawal The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley announced this week that the United States would leave 500 to 600 troops in Syria following the withdrawal of a majority of its forces from the region. That withdrawal, a surprise once announced by President Trump […]

Active shooter drill training teaches steps to safety on campus

Campus Security Sergeant C. J. Laughlin leads workshops teaching student and faculty what to do in case of an active shooter. In 2018 alone there were 82 recorded instances of school shootings in the U.S., resulting in 90 injuries, 61 deaths, and seven suicides where no one else was injured. In an effort to promote […]

Facts and myths on Oklahoma Medicaid expansion proposal

The impact of the record-breaking 2020 healthcare state question causes confusion. By the Oct. 28 deadline, the petition to put the Oklahoma Medicaid expansion on the 2020 ballot had blown past the required 178,00 signatures, getting over 313,000 signatures. For reference, that’s roughly eight percent of the entire population of the state, or approximately one […]

Board rejects faculty senate’s alternative to True Commitment

The board’s decision came on the same week that the accreditation liaison met with the Faculty Senate and the administration. Multiple developments impacting the restructuring plans at the University of Tulsa this week point toward a more turbulent future as faith in leadership, accreditation and the level of shared governance were all brought into question. […]

No-confidence vote for Clancy, Levit to be held Wednesday

Following the Board’s rejection of Faculty Senate plan, President and Provost face additional uncertainty. On Friday, Nov. 8, the University of Tulsa chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) announced it would be holding a vote of no-confidence in President Gerard Clancy and Provost Janet Levit. The vote will be held next Wednesday, […]

“Let’s catch them before they fall”

Student writer Mary Bergwell talks to President Gerard Clancy and student Hannah Green on Clancy’s appointment to a national committee supporting student mental health. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has selected TU President Gerard Clancy to serve on its committee called “Supporting the Whole Student: Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Well-being in […]