University of Oklahoma

Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region and nation.

By 1895, there were four faculty members, three men and one woman, and 100 students enrolled. Today there are more than 30,000 students at the University.

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It’s an annual ritual, but commencement still has value. Commencement image via www.shutterstock.com

Why commencement still matters

As students walk to receive their certificates on commencement day, what are the thoughts of their teachers who stood at the same place some decades ago? What has changed?
Racism exists and not much may have changed in the past 30 years. Hands image via www.shutterstock.com

View from Oklahoma: Race exists, although some may not see it

Racial tensions on college campuses may not be much different for today's students from what they were even 36 years ago, argues associate professor of history at University of Oklahoma.
History is not just a few facts to be memorized. Greg Wass/Flickr

History is a process, not a pile of flash card facts

History is not a 'thing' to be memorized, as some in the Oklahoma legislature might believe, but a living process, to be understood in all its complexity.

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