Former federal prosecutor to lead state’s Boren case
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A grand jury will assist state investigators looking into allegations of sexual misconduct by former University of Oklahoma President David Boren, the Oklahoma attorney...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An outside investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by former University of Oklahoma President David Boren was fair and objective, the head of the OU regents said...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The attorney for former University of Oklahoma President David Boren says Boren met with investigators for the university who are looking into allegations that he sexually...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — David Boren's appointment as president of the University of Oklahoma two decades ago was the capstone of a storied career. Born into a prominent Oklahoma political family, he...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma student alleges he was touched and kissed inappropriately by former university President David Boren on several occasions almost a decade ago...
Ex-Sen. David Boren accused of sexual misconduct
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for former University of Oklahoma President David Boren says a law firm representing the school has asked to speak with Boren amid an unspecified...
OU regents chair: President didn’t initiate personnel probe
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chair of the University of Oklahoma regents said an ongoing personnel investigation was not initiated by the current president, but declined to elaborate further following...
University of Oklahoma regents to discuss investigation
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents have scheduled a special meeting to discuss an undisclosed "personnel investigation."
An OU news release says regents will go into executive session Wednesday in Oklahoma City. The meeting is closed to the public.
Boren’s attorney describes university probe as ‘persecution’
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for former University of Oklahoma President David Boren said Thursday Boren denies any inappropriate behavior during his more than 20 years at OU and described a university probe as a "character assassination."
The Jones Day law firm was retained to conduct an investigation after OU received allegations of "serious misconduct," but university spokeswoman Lauren Brookey did not say whether Boren was a target of the probe.
Clay Bennett resigns from OU regents, citing health concerns
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City businessman Clay Bennett is resigning from the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, effective immediately, citing health concerns.
University officials confirmed Bennett's resignation on Wednesday, shortly after it was announced at the start of a regents meeting. Bennett is president of the private investment firm Dorchester Capital and chairman of the ownership group of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new survey shows the chief executives of Oklahoma's public colleges are paid below the national average.
The Oklahoman reports the survey from The Chronicle of Higher Education found that heads of public colleges in the U.S. were paid an average of about $560,000 last year.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The president of the University of Oklahoma says the school's nearly $1 billion debt is large but comparable to similar public universities.
Oklahoma president Boren expected to recover from stroke
University of Oklahoma President David Boren is expected to make a full recovery after having a minor stroke minutes before the unveiling of a statue honoring former Sooners football coach Bob Stoops on Saturday.
The school sent the update in a statement Sunday. It said Boren is expected to be released from the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City in the coming days.
The 76-year-old Boren was Oklahoma's governor and a U.S. Senator before becoming the university's president in 1994.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma President David Boren had a minor stroke before the unveiling of a statue honoring former Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops on Saturday morning and was taken away on a stretcher.
The school revealed his condition in a news release Saturday evening.
The 76-year-old Boren is a former U.S. senator and has been the university's president since 1994. He had spoken earlier in the ceremony.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A longtime energy company executive and major donor has been named the next president of the University of Oklahoma.
The school's Board of Regents announced Monday that 65-year-old Jim Gallogly (GAL-uh-glee) will become the university's 14th president July 1.
He succeeds David Boren, who announced in September that he'd step down in June. Boren is a former U.S. senator and has been the university's president since 1994.
Ex-Oklahoma seismologist felt pressured in earthquake work
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's former lead seismologist says he felt pressured by a University of Oklahoma official to not link the state's surge in earthquakes to oil and gas production.
University of Oklahoma begins search for next president
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has begun the search for the university's next president.
The board met Sunday in Oklahoma City, where they accepted President David Boren's resignation. Boren announced last month that he'll step down once his successor is named. He's been the university's president for 23 years.
University of Oklahoma President David Boren to step down
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma President David Boren, a former Democratic governor and U.S. senator, said Wednesday he will resign as head of the state's flagship university at the end of the current school year.
OU Football: David Boren talks about Ohio’s vanishing governor after “The Kick” in 1977
Memories of “The Kick” have been shared often by longtime Oklahoma fans this week.
As we prepare for Saturday’s OU-Ohio State football game, let’s look at three final stories from the Sept. 24, 1977 game which came down to Uwe von Schamann’s last-second, iconic 41-yard field goal which gave Oklahoma an improbable 29-28 victory. They come from OU President David Boren, former Muscogee (Creek) principal chief George Tiger and an OU fan who gave birth on the same day as the game.
IRVING - The Big 12 Conference reported another year of record revenue at its spring meetings Friday, with school officials saying it was proof of financial strength.
"No one is significantly stronger than we are in any of the power five conferences," said David Boren, Oklahoma's president and outgoing chairman of the Big 12 board of directors. "We can hold our own with any of them in regard to our financial picture."
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference reported another year of record revenue Friday, with school officials saying it was proof of financial strength.
"No one is significantly stronger than we are in any of the power five conferences," said David Boren, Oklahoma's president and outgoing chairman of the Big 12 board of directors. "We can hold our own with any of them in regard to our financial picture,"
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An 1886 painting that was stolen as part of a Nazi looting campaign that stretched across Europe during World War II has been transferred to Paris from the University of Oklahoma.
The painting, "Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep," will be on display at the French museum, Musee d'Orsay, for five years before returning to the university in alternating three-year intervals, The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2pi2PPe ) reported.
OU President David Boren recovering after heart surgery
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — University of Oklahoma President David Boren is hospitalized after undergoing heart surgery.
OU issued a press release Monday saying Boren underwent bypass surgery Monday morning and is "resting comfortably."
The 75-year-old Boren is expected to remain hospitalized for about a week and then plans to take a few more days off recuperating at his home in Norman.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma is considering another round of voluntary early retirement offers to faculty and staff as a cost-saving move amid further expected budget cuts.
An agenda item for Wednesday's OU Board of Regents meeting includes a recommendation from President David Boren that members approve the Special Voluntary Retirement Incentive.
If approved, university officials hope to save an estimated $9.4 million in annual budget costs of the Norman campus.
University: Body found in Oklahoma City was Oklahoma student
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma President David Boren says the body found in downtown Oklahoma City was that of an OU student.
The Norman Transcript reports (http://bit.ly/2lciqxr ) that Boren issued a statement Saturday night saying the man was a student and that university and Oklahoma City officials are working to obtain information about how the man died.
Anti-Black Lives Matter protesters taken off Oklahoma campus
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Two anti-Black Lives Matter protesters were escorted off the University of Oklahoma campus as OU President David Boren joined a crowd of students and used a megaphone to order the men off campus.
The Oklahoma Daily reports (http://bit.ly/2f5S1A9 ) one man called students racist while a second carried a sign that read "BLM Rent A Riot" on one side and "BLM Are Racist Thugs" on the other.
Oklahoma student in Penn racist chat is ‘no longer enrolled’
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma President David Boren says a student involved in a racist incident at the University of Pennsylvania "is no longer enrolled" at OU.
Boren said in a statement Tuesday that the university has "zero tolerance" for those who take part in racism. Boren said OU will maintain a strong sense of community that values and respects all students.
Big 12 stands pat and touts unity, but is it built to last?
The 10 schools that make up the Big 12 are bound together by a deal committing their television rights to the conference through the 2024-25 school year.
Big 12 presidents decide to pass on expansion
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The smallest Power Five conference is not getting any larger. The Big 12 is staying at 10 schools.
After three months of analyzing, vetting and interviewing possible new members, Big 12 leaders on Monday took expansion off their agenda.
"This was not a decision to not expand," Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said. "This was an endorsement and reinvestment in the 10 that we had."
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
Tulsa World, July 22, 2016
Boren tax proposal appears headed to the ballot — Good!
The last substantial hurdle in the way of David Boren's proposed 1 percent sales tax increase has been cleared.
On Monday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court threw out a legal challenge against State Question 779 because it was not filed at the appropriate time.
The good news for the Big 12 Conference is that there is no shortage of suitors.
Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has been asked to start evaluating expansion candidates and the league office should already have a stack of files from schools eager for a spot in the Power Five league. The announcement on Tuesday did not say the 10-member Big 12 is committed to expansion, but it is obvious where this is headed.
Bowlsby and Oklahoma President David Boren, the chairman of the...
The Big 12 is accepting resumes from expansion candidates.
The smallest Power Five conference took a significant step toward adding members Tuesday when its university presidents directed Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating schools interested in joining.
Oklahoma President David Boren said the board of directors voted unanimously during a meeting Tuesday in Dallas that coincided with football media days to take another step toward adding to the 10-member...