OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt's appointment of an Oklahoma businessman to fill a vacant seat on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has raised concerns among some members of the...
Attorney, businessman appointed OU regent by governor
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City businessman and lawyer has been appointed to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.
Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt announced the appointment Tuesday...
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 Oklahoma Senate has given final approval to Gov. Kevin Stitt's pick of the first African American to serve on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents in 20...
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...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt's first appointment to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents is sailing through the state Senate, with the Ohio resident overcoming concerns from some...
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...
Demoted OU professor sues OU Board of Regents, president
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A University of Oklahoma professor is suing the university's governing board and top administrators, alleging she was demoted because of her outspoken criticism of new...
Scientists to deploy drones in thunderstorm study
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Drones will be among the tools scientists and students will use later this year and next to study supercell thunderstorms that can spawn tornadoes in Nebraska and other Plains...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Students from eight Norman elementary schools came to the University of Oklahoma recently to do one thing: design the best parade float.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Gov. Kevin Stitt tapped an Ohio business executive for the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents on Friday, following through on his plan to appoint an...
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.
No cause of death for late OU regent Billy Wayne Burgess Jr.
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A memorial service has been scheduled for Billy Wayne Burgess Jr., a member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.
Burgess, of Lawton, died suddenly Feb. 8 at 62. No cause of death has been released.
Officials at Becker-Rabon Funeral Home say a memorial service will be held Friday at the First Baptist Church of Lawton.
Stitt says he wants more diversity on OU Board of Regents
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says he would like to see more diversity on the board of regents at the University of Oklahoma, which has been rocked by a series of racist incidents in recent years.
Financial challenges continue at University of Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The condition of the University of Oklahoma's finances remains troubling, despite recovery efforts taken in the last seven months, OU's chief financial officer said in a report to the Board of Regents.
OU President Jim Gallogly asked CFO Ken Rowe to provide a status report at the regents' meeting last week, The Oklahoman reported.
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.
OU president sees blackface incidents as ‘call to action’
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The president of the University of Oklahoma says recent videos showing people in blackface serve as a "call to action" as the university continues to pursue greater diversity among students, staff and faculty.
OU student says she tweeted blackface video to make ‘stand’
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma student says she tweeted a video of a man walking near campus wearing blackface to make a difference.
OU student Ashonte Winston tells KWTV the man's actions are ignorant and that she shared her video "to stand for something."
Oklahoma Univ. student records man in blackface
OU warns students of person in blackface on Norman campus
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma is warning students that someone wearing blackface has been spotted walking on and around the campus in Norman.
University officials notified students via text message Wednesday that campus police are investigating and that it is unknown whether the person is a student. The person has not been located.
Several videos were posted to social media showing a man wearing black paint on his face and an OU hat walking near campus.
Ex-University of Okla. students apologize for racist video
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma students demanded more from their campus administrators Tuesday, hours after the school released public apologies from two former students who were involved in a video in which one of the women wore blackface and used a racial slur.
The Latest: Ex-OU dean asks for president’s resignation
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a two now-former University of Oklahoma students' involvement in a video in which one of the women wore blackface and used a racial epithet (all times local):
A former University of Oklahoma dean is calling for the resignation of OU President Jim Gallogly after a video surfaced of a now-former student wearing blackface and using a racial epithet.
Oklahoma students demand action after video
Two students leave Oklahoma University over blackface video
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Two University of Oklahoma students have voluntarily withdrawn from the school after one appeared in a video posted on social media wearing black face paint and using a racial epithet, the university's president said Monday.
Jim Gallogly said the two women apologized for what he called a "shocking, racist video" and that they appeared taken aback by the backlash after the video appeared on Twitter Friday.
University of Oklahoma investigates blackface, slur in video
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma says it's investigating after a video began circulating on social media showing one of its students wearing black paint on her face and using a racial epithet.
The video posted Friday to Twitter shows two women, one of whom is wearing black paint on her face and hands and uses a racial slur.
The university confirmed Friday that two OU students were in the video, which it described as "inappropriate and derogatory."
US Senate OKs Oklahoma professor for science policy office
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's appointment of a University of Oklahoma meteorologist as his top science adviser has been confirmed.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier Wednesday as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dozens of Trump nominees were approved by voice vote with most senators still away for their holiday break.
University of Oklahoma professor leads dry stream research
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Cutting under a bridge along East Indian Hills Road near Norman, Elm Creek transforms from pool to riffle and teems with midges, detritivores and oligochaetes.
Big words for bugs and worms.
Listen long enough to Daniel C. Allen, a 38-year-old biology professor at the University of Oklahoma, and you will learn which bugs are predator or prey, the value of filter-feeder insects and why the tiger beetle, with its metallic blue armor, stops by the water on occasion.
1 injured in fire at apartment complex near Oklahoma campus
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say one person was injured in a fire at an apartment complex near the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman.
Deputy Fire Chief Mike Wilson said the fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. Friday at The Commons On Oak Tree and caused heavy damage.
Wilson said a man was injured after throwing a rope from an apartment window and either trying to climb down or falling. Wilson said the man was taken to a hospital in undisclosed condition.
Entrepreneurs flock to University of Oklahoma expo
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The OU Tom Love Innovation Hub turned into a trade show floor recently, as the inaugural Entrepreneurship Expo brought out investors, onlookers and plenty of ideas.
Some came with established ideas, such as Real Kitchen Salsa, the Loveworks, Inc. facilitated company run by middle schoolers. OU alumni living nearby brought their ideas and innovations to share.
OU program to help pay Oklahoma’s Promise recipients’ fees
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A new University of Oklahoma program will help cover the school fees of students who receive Oklahoma's Promise tuition scholarships, school officials said.
OU film professor gives presentation to Norma writing group
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Writing isn't just for reading. It can also be expressed through other methods, like film.
That's what University of Oklahoma professor Andrew Horton recently conveyed to about a dozen members of the Norman Galaxy of Writers at the Norman Central Branch Library.
University of Oklahoma eliminates 50 positions
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma is eliminating 50 staff positions as part of efforts to reduce expenses.
President James Gallogly informed faculty and staff of the cuts in an email Thursday.
Oklahoma drivers show loyalties through license plates
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University special license plates continued to be among the hottest sellers offered by the Oklahoma Tax Commission last year, with the OU tags slightly more popular than the OSU ones.
Okla. professor leaves admin. post over comments about women
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma law professor has resigned from his administrative position following criticism of passages in his 2014 book in which he said women should not wear pants because they "must veil their form ... out of charity toward men."
Univ. of Oklahoma president critical of school’s finances
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma's president says he's still finding inefficiencies and waste in the institution's finances.
University President James Gallogly told the Tulsa World that he's concerned about the university's investments in student housing and residential colleges.
Oklahoma storm lab has first woman division chief
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Women in research meteorology have long been in the minority, said Pamela Heinselman, a supervisory and research meteorologist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory.
Heinselman is chief of Forecast Research and Development Division and manager of the Warn-on-Forecast Program. She also serves as an affiliate associate professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology.
OU vice president steps down ahead of Senate confirmation
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma says its vice president for research is stepping down to prepare for a confirmation hearing after he was nominated to be director of the White House Office of Science and Technology.
The university said Monday that Kelvin Droegemeier will take a leave of absence without pay upon U.S. Senate confirmation for the job.
The university says a national search will be undertaken at a later date for a permanent vice president for research.
U. of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State ban medical marijuana
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University both say all marijuana, including medical marijuana, remains banned on the two campuses.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — University of Oklahoma's former chief diversity officer illegally used a university vehicle hundreds of times to commute to and from work and make personal family trips, according to an internal OU audit released on Thursday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of the University of Oklahoma's diversity officer (all times local):
A University of Oklahoma internal audit shows that the school's former chief diversity officer illegally used a university vehicle hundreds of times to commute to and from work and to take family trips.
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian judge ruled on Friday that best-selling author Colleen McCullough's widower was the sole beneficiary of her estate following a bitter court wrangle.
The author of the novel "The Thorn Birds," which sold 33 million copies worldwide, died on Norfolk Island in 2015 aged 77.
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 new president of the University of Oklahoma announced Monday, his first day on the job, that he is laying off about one-third of the executives who report directly to him.
Restructuring will help keep tuition rates stable and work toward pay raises for faculty, OU President Jim Gallogly said in a news release.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tuition will increase at 21 of Oklahoma's 25 higher education institutions.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education on Thursday approved tuition and fees for each of the state's colleges and universities.
Only the University of Oklahoma, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Eastern Oklahoma State College and Murray State College did not seek a tuition increase.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma could see layoffs as it faces a $15 million operating loss for the coming fiscal year, according to the school's incoming president.
Jim Gallogly told the Tulsa World on Thursday that he may have the university look at non-faculty staff for more efficiency when fixing the fiscal hole he'll inherit after taking over as president July 1.
"I can't tell you numbers or anything, but we have to at least make up $15 million," he said.