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Groovefest: The Longest Running Human Rights Event Out Of Norman, OK

Jack Healey | Posted 09.06.2016 | Impact
Jack Healey

Written By: Charlotte Barber and Jack Healey If I told you that the longest running human rights event in the world is held in the same state that...

Are clergy underpaid? New study reveals rising wages, shorter hours and a diminishing wage gap

David Briggs | Posted 08.04.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

The wages of battling sin are getting better for men and women of the cloth. Non-Catholic clergy have experienced significant increases in income eve...

An Unlikely Friendship Between a Pregnant Collegiate and a Gentle Black Man

Rebecca Lemke | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Lemke

Dear Morph*, It's been over a year since we met, can you believe that? I can remember it pretty clearly. I was walking into class, it was The Unders...

Top 10 Black Student Activism Stories of the Year

Fadumo Ali | Posted 04.20.2016 | Black Voices
Fadumo Ali

Black student activists accomplished so much within this past year and reached new levels of success. Not only did they fight for racial equality, but they bonded a community, inspired many, and ultimately accomplished change on their campuses and institutions.

The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2016

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 02.17.2016 | College
Greg Lukianoff

This past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) on U.S. campuses became international news.

Hillary Clinton Releases Rap Video

Emma Weaver | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics
Emma Weaver

In a last-minute effort to secure millennial votes, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is released her debut music video, "I'm fun, damn it," the night before the Iowa caucuses, and nine days before the New Hampshire primary. As the only Democratic candidate in the 2016 elections without an album, Clinton is now attempting to keep up with the musical talents of her opponents in order to gain votes.

Majority of Presidential Candidates Support Controversial Fuel Standards

Andrew Clark | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Andrew Clark

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Tuesday at the 10th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels conference that he supports the notion to maintain the standard, a declaration that must have boded well with many citizens of a state with 41 corn ethanol plants in attendance.

Millennial Volunteers Flock to Support Clinton

Aimee Schnebeck | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Aimee Schnebeck

Millennials have been flocking to Clinton's campaign since she began discussing her ideas of how to make an education more affordable and wages higher. With so many appealing ideas for the younger generation, it is no wonder Clinton is one of the Democratic parties favorites.

Transforming Higher Education

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 12.02.2015 | College
Steven M. Gillon

Cost is the number one reason why people do not go to college, and it's the main reason why they drop out. Many of those who do get a degree are saddled with burdensome debt.

Colleges Trying To Find Ways To Deal With Racial Incidents

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger s...

The Education Innovators

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

There has been lots of talk the past few years about the coming "disruption" in higher education. Technology, critics suggest, will present traditional colleges and universities with daunting challenges. Some have estimated that half will be forced to close their doors in the next 15 years.

Moving Beyond MOOCS

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 06.21.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

In many ways, we have a romanticized view of college. Popular portrayals of a typical classroom show a handful of engaged students sitting attentively around a small seminar table while their Harrison Ford-like professor shares their wisdom about the world.

WaPo's Jonathan Capehart Urges Forgiveness For Expelled Oklahoma Student

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 03.30.2015 | Media

The Internet is no bastion of forgiveness. Levi Petti, who was expelled from the University of Oklahoma after he and other SAE fraternity members were...

Tyler Kingkade

SAE Fraternity Members Learned Racist Song At National Leadership Event | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.01.2015 | College

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon members who were caught on video singing a racist song learned the offensive lyrics at a national fraternity leadership cruise...

The University of Oklahoma Fraternity Incident: How New Technology is Documenting a More Candid Reality

Skyler Gray | Posted 05.18.2015 | Media
Skyler Gray

There is no doubt that media has played a critical role in political and social movements throughout the history of the United States, but the recent ability to so easily capture behavior and cement it in time is truly extraordinary.

In a City of 'Good People,' How Can 'Selma' Happen?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

We often portray life within these moralistic extremes -- good people versus bad people, instead of people who do good things or people who do bad things.

A perspective on the OU incident from an African-American member of the Dallas Jesuit-Ursuline Community

Ginger McKnight-Chavers | Posted 05.17.2015 | Black Voices
Ginger McKnight-Chavers

"Why are you surprised?" is the response I get when I bring up the OU incident in my suburban New York City household or among my Northeastern friends.

Americans Think Closing SAE Frat Over Racist Song Was The Right Call

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.16.2015 | College

Most Americans think the University of Oklahoma was right to shut down its chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and expel two of the fraternity members over...

A President's Speech, A Fraternity's Rant

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There was Oklahoma. But then there's Selma...

Tyler Kingkade

Oklahoma SAE Chapter Considering Lawsuit Against University, Attorney Says | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.13.2015 | College

An attorney representing the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, which was booted from the school this week because of racist behavi...

D.L. Hughley: Expelling SAE Members 'Doesn't Solve Anything'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.19.2015 | Black Voices

The repercussions from a viral clip earlier this week showing a racially offensive chant by the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fratern...

Tyler Kingkade

After Oklahoma Racism Incident, SAE Chapters At Other Campuses Face Scrutiny | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.13.2015 | College

The video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon members at the University of Oklahoma singing a racist song has prompted inquiries into other chapters of the fratern...

#NotJustSAE: Twitter Responds to Racist OU Fraternity Video

Jaleesa Jones | Posted 05.11.2015 | Black Voices
Jaleesa Jones

The #NotJustSAE hashtag is working to destabilize the disingenuous post-racial narrative undergirding mainstream coverage; highlight the pervasiveness of these microagressions; and draw connections to broader institutional racism.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon v. United States

Francis Levy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Francis Levy

The first amendment is really the first cause of American life. It's America's raison d'etre. It was the liberal ACLU who defended the Nazis in Skokie. How free speech issues make strange bed fellows!

It's Not Unconstitutional to Be Racist

Byron Williams | Posted 05.11.2015 | Black Voices
Byron Williams

The Bill of Rights originally applied only to the federal government but subsequently became applicable to state governments by way of the14th Amendment through a process known as incorporation. Since the University of Oklahoma is a public institution, wouldn't free speech apply to the expelled students?