Oklahoma governor urges action on anti-transgender medicineOctober 4, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Tuesday targeting medical treatments for transgender youth and called on the GOP-controlled Legislature to impose a statewide ban when it returns in February.
Oklahoma sports ‘biological sex affidavit’ raises questionsOctober 4, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — J.D. Runnels and his son, James, share a love for football.
Runnels played for the University of Oklahoma and in the National Football League, and he coached in the United States Football League this past season.
OU Health ceasing some gender care after funds threatenedSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Medical Center confirmed Wednesday it is planning to stop offering some gender-affirming medical treatments after state lawmakers threatened to withhold millions of dollars in federal funding earmarked for the University Hospitals Authority.
3 Oklahoma meteorology students killed after chasing stormApril 30, 2022 GMT
TONKAWA, Okla. (AP) — Three University of Oklahoma meteorology students were killed in a crash when their vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer rig in northern Oklahoma late Friday, according to a crash report.
Tornado rips through Kansas; 3 students killed in crashApril 30, 2022 GMT
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A tornado that barreled through parts of Kansas destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and buildings, injured several people and left more than 15,000 people without power, officials said Saturday.
Norman’s Heikkila defeats incumbent Clark in mayor’s raceApril 6, 2022 GMT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Former Norman safety manager Larry Heikkila defeated incumbent Breea Clark on Tuesday in the race to be mayor of Oklahoma’s third-largest city.
Clark and Heikkila were the top vote-getters in a four-way primary election in February.
University of Oklahoma to accept more nursing studentsMarch 9, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma will accept more nursing students in an effort to offset a shortage of nurses in the state.
The university will accept 100% of qualified nursing applicants this year, 555 students, up from 366 students accepted in 2021 ,which was about 62% of qualified applicants, OU President Joseph Harroz said Tuesday.
COVID restrictions, policing debate spark conservative pushFebruary 5, 2022 GMT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — By all accounts, the college city of Norman, Oklahoma, is a progressive stronghold in a state that Republicans here boast is the reddest of red.
Norman's population is bolstered by a young and diverse student body at the state’s flagship University of Oklahoma.
University of Oklahoma to enact employee vaccine requirementOctober 29, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma on Friday announced that all employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by Dec. 8.
The university must comply with President Joe Biden’s executive order mandating vaccinations for federal employees, or risk losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding, according to a statement on the OU website.
Oklahoma doctor says virus appears to be plateauing in stateOctober 13, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Coronavirus infections in Oklahoma appear to be plateauing, although new cases continue at a higher rate than six months ago, a health official said Wednesday.
The seven-day rolling average of cases of just more than 1,200 has remained about the same for the past week, said Dr.
Prosecutor won’t charge ex-University of Oklahoma lobbyistSeptember 28, 2021 GMT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma's former top lobbyist who resigned last month won't face charges related to a woman's allegations that he sexually assaulted her, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Tuesday.
A surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations worries Oklahoma doctorAugust 5, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Oklahoma topped 900 Thursday for the first time since February, and a nursing shortage at a time like this has a University of Oklahoma doctor worried.
Oklahoma doctor warns of rising coronavirus rate in stateJune 24, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma doctor warned Thursday that an increase in coronavirus cases in the state could be the precursor to another surge of the illness.
The seven-day average of new cases in the state has increased 90% since June 7, from 99 new cases daily to 190, based on Oklahoma State Department of Health data, according to OU Health Dr.
2 killed during head-on crash in Oklahoma CityJune 5, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two people were killed early Saturday morning during a head-on collision on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City, authorities said.
A truck being driven by 91-year-old Montrel Shipley was traveling the wrong way on the freeway at around 3:30 a.m.
University of Oklahoma adopts limited vaccine requirementsMay 13, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some students, faculty and staff at the University of Oklahoma will be required to receive the coronavirus vaccine beginning June 1, officials said.
Those who interact with patients at the university’s medical centers and those who study abroad are required to be vaccinated and others are encouraged to do so, according to OU President Joseph Harroz, Jr.
Oklahoma governor appoints ex-football player to ed boardJanuary 22, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday appointed Trent Smith, an ex-University of Oklahoma football player and businessman from Yukon, to the State Board of Education.
Smith will replace Kurt Bollenbach, who Stitt unexpectedly removed from the board last month.
Investigation clouds Oklahoma icon’s distinguished legacyMarch 31, 2019 GMT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — David Boren's appointment as president of the University of Oklahoma two decades ago was the capstone of a storied career...
Oklahoma ex-senator David Boren accused of sexual misconductMarch 30, 2019 GMT
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 when the man worked as a teaching aide for the onetime governor and senator...
Entrepreneurs flock to University of Oklahoma expoNovember 25, 2018 GMT
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.
Oklahoma college board member chided for anti-gay commentsDecember 12, 2017 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents was rebuked Monday for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who've recently resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct...
#36. University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus - OklahomaMay 1, 2017 GMT
Academic year in-state tuition (2015-2016): $10,090Academic year out-of-state tuition (2015-2016): $23,476Total 2015 enrollment: 27,428Type of institution: Public, 4-year or aboveMedian income 10 years after graduation: $46,700Median college graduate income range in Oklahoma: $33,400 - $46,700Income rank in Oklahoma: 1