It’s clear new OU president James Gallogly has a mission: cut costs and put OU in a better financial position.
Space may be the final frontier, but the Trump administration’s decision to establish the Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. military is absurd, unnecessary and will divert taxpayer dollars away from actual needs, like repairing our flagging infrastructure, supporting a failing entitlement system or simply addressing the compounding national deficit.
On Thursday, OU and OSU announced that, despite the legalization of medical marijuana under state laws, state university systems were required by federal law to prohibit marijuana use on university property and at university sponsored events.
“I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this.”
Today is the first day in Nov. 31, 1994, that the University of Oklahoma has a president other than David L. Boren.
Politicians and pundits want to make the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, finally overturned by President Trump with a sweep of his pen on Wednesday, complicated.
The University of Oklahoma’s Board of Regents will meet Tuesday in Oklahoma City to consider a variety of decisions, from Lincoln Riley’s contract to allowing its employees to take a leave of absence if they run for state office.
Established to honor the adoption of the American flag on June 14, 1777, Flag Day was established as a national holiday in 1946. While not an official federal holiday, Flag Day has historically been celebrated with parades, ceremonies at historical landmarks and museums, and by citizens displaying the flag of the United States. It’s an excellent opportunity to review flag etiquette, as detailed in the U.S. Flag Code. Below are some points every American should know about the display and maintenance of the flag:
Climate change is one of the most significant issues we face today. We’re already experiencing the effects of global warming, and the long-term impact of climate change is incredibly concerning.
Tomorrow, May 28, the United States will honor the memory of U.S. military members who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. The holiday originated as Decoration Day in the 1860s after the Civl War. It became an official federal holiday in 1971 and was moved to the final Monday in May to create a three-day weekend.
Former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s tenure as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been one scandal and incident after another.
It may have flown by for you, or dragged on, or a combination of the two, but the school year ends today for OU students, with graduation tonight at Owen Field.
The Oklahoma Legislature has basically been in session since early 2017, with two regular sessions and two special sessions. Now, as they race to complete the 2018 regular sessions early, a flurry of bizarre, controversial, and downright stupid pieces of legislation are flying through chambers and onto the governor’s desk.
Criticism of comedian Michelle Wolf’s performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night has been intense, while others have defended her jabs as on point and well-deserved.
Norman needs a stormwater utility fee, that much is clear. Exactly how it will work, who will pay what, etc., still needs to be hammered out (although we should have a proposal soon). But the reasons the city needs one are manifold, from improving stormwater infrastructure to meeting state and federal water management restrictions.
Downtown is really the heart of any city. And while Norman has some exciting shopping districts and cultural centers, we feel that’s true about our city as well.
Hands on his hips, his trademark visor casting a shadow on his face, the statue of Bob Stoops that was officially unveiled Saturday during OU’s spring game festivities is obviously larger than life.
The teacher walkout is entering Day 8, and it looks like it will stretch at least two weeks in total, as the legislature doesn’t appear to be moving on any revenue bills and Gov. Mary Fallin signed a repeal of the hotel/motel tax increase Tuesday.
The Oklahoma teacher walkout will continue this week, at least on Monday, although the movement doesn’t show many signs of slowing down. That’s probably not what most of the state legislature was expecting. By passing a $2.9 billion education budget and accompanying revenue bills, many legislators were hoping to stave off the walkout or assumed it would last only a day or two. When Gov. Mary Fallin said she expected teachers to come thank the legislature, she was reflecting the opinion of a lot of our politicians.
Alex Scott defeated incumbent Kyle Allison in the Ward 8 runoff election on Tuesday, garnering 58 percent of the vote (654 votes to Allison’s 472).
We hope you noticed the first installment of our Pulse of the Voters series on Page A1. While there’s a note attached to the story explaining the project, the editorial board thought it would be a good idea to go into more detail here.
The confirmation that energy executive James Gallogly will be the University of Oklahoma’s 14th president when David Boren retires in June was met with plenty of fanfare on Monday. But there was criticism as well that Gallogly, an OU graduate donor with no experience in higher education on the administrative level who has spent his entire career in the corporate business world, is not as qualified as other candidates.
- New restaurant brings Brazilian flair
- RAW: Jury awards $289 million to man against Monsanto
- Water restored after main break cut service overnight
- Man wanted in fatal hit-and-run in Moore turns himself in
- Recall of valsartan, common blood pressure drug, spreads with new tainted supplier identified
- Sheriff Walton, postal worker named in extortion, threat arrest
- Governor announces new Emergency Managment director
- Subtropical Storm Debby forms in N. Atlantic, will stay out at sea
- Funeral held for last 5 of 9 relatives killed in sinking
- Woman loses $1M after falling victim to online dating scam
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