Higher Education

OCPA still waiting for OU open records

Is the University of Oklahoma a campus rife with racism, hostility to other minority groups, and rampant threats, intimidation, and discrimination? Hopefully not, but there’s no way to tell for certain because the university has failed to respond to requests for details about complaints filed with the school’s bias hotline.

Mike Brake
May 29, 2019
Higher Education

Separate but equal at OU

The battle for integration for black Americans and other minorities lasted for more than 150 years and, on some fronts, continues today. That’s why it is so alarming to many observers of higher education that on many campuses today, things from student residence halls to graduation ceremonies have been increasingly balkanized by race or ethnicity.

Mike Brake
May 15, 2019
Higher Education

Officials give glimpse of plans for OU

The future of the University of Oklahoma will involve a continued focus on efficiency, fewer new buildings and an expansion of online learning, based on the comments of officials appearing before the Senate Education Committee.

Ray Carter
May 7, 2019
Higher Education

Nazi fears stoked in free-speech debate

Opponents of a free-speech bill signed into legislation argue the law's unintended consequences will turn college campuses into recruitment centers for white supremacists and similar groups. However, according to one expert, those claims are contradicted by real-world outcomes and the text of the law.

Ray Carter
May 2, 2019
Higher Education

Is Oklahoma’s higher education system an economic engine?

An indiscriminate mindset of “more funds mean more growth” is how universities stagnate and reinforce bad habits. It’s true that smart investments in research can benefit a university and spark economic growth, as University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly has noted. However, to separate the good spending from the bad, university leaders need rigorous and transparent analyses on how funds are used. 

Anthony Hennen
April 15, 2019
Higher Education

Stevenson confirmed as OU regent

The Oklahoma Senate voted 45-1 to confirm Eric Stevenson to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.

Ray Carter
April 9, 2019
Higher Education

Thank you, Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett announced his retirement from the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents this week. His legacy is enormous. It is hardly an understatement to say that Clay Bennett has done more good for OU and for our community as a whole than we will ever realize.

Jonathan Small
February 1, 2019
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