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  • Inmates defeat Harvard debate team

    Published: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    In a debate between Harvard College students and those from any other college, some might guess that the Harvard students would win. And if the other side was a group of inmates at a maximum-security prison? Maybe even more so.   That would be a mistake.   Inmates from the Eastern...

  • Westboro Baptist Church protests weather science, homosexuality at Norman's National Weather Center near OU

    Published: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    The Westboro Baptist Church made an appearance this morning at Norman's National Weather Center to protest weather science, meteorology and homosexuality.   The protest consisted mostly of popular music rewritten to express or negate specific opinions, picket signs and vulgar yelling...

  • Oklahoma Historical Society celebrates digitizing milestone

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    The Library of Congress announced Thursday that more than 10 million pages have been posted to the site, which includes 300,000 historic Oklahoma newspaper pages selected to reflect the state’s political, cultural and economic history.

  • Oklahoma Innocence Project's new executive director once fought for her son's freedom

    By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Vicki Behenna, who worked for five years to gain her soldier son's release from prison, has been selected the new executive director of the Oklahoma Innocence Project at Oklahoma City University School of Law. A former assistant U.S. attorney, she will lead the fight for people wrongly convicted...

  • Oklahoma City native shares love of world travel

    By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com   | Yesterday

    Christian Alyea turned his passion for travel into Oklahoma Study Abroad, which organizes and leads trips overseas for students and professors.

  • Academic kindergarten pressures continue to puzzle teachers and parents

    Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    As U.S. schools add pressure down to younger grades, Finland's youngsters remain "joyfully illiterate."

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Oklahoma City students learn to stop, drop and roll

    From Staff reports | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Fire Department 's Fire Safety Trailer was at Ralph Downs Elementary School on Wednesday to teacher students about the dangers of fire.

  • Canadian Valley Technology Center hosts 'unconference'

    By Bill Kramer For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Canadian Valley Technology Center in Yukon recently hosted EdcampCTE, a career and technical education event. Unlike traditional conferences with agendas set months in advance by people running the conference, Edcamp’s "unconference" agenda was created by the participants at the start of the event.

  • Golf for Grads sets Oct. 15 tee time in Choctaw

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center's 18th annual Golf For Grads Tournament will be Oct. 15 at Choctaw Creek Golf Course.

  • Texans flocking to OU

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    There are about 4,500 Texans attending the University of Oklahoma another 3,500 at Oklahoma State University.

  • Edmond to redraw middle school attendance boundaries

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    The Edmond School District will draw new middle school enrollment boundary lines with the opening of Heartland Middle School next year. Templeton Demographics of Southlake, Texas, will provide the data on how the district should consider redrawing the boundaries.

  • OSU professor sets up summer course in Brazil

    Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State University will offer a two-month course on international environmental sociology next summer in Brazil — the first OSU Arts and Sciences travel course to be offered there. Psychology professor Charles Abramson spent a month in Brazil early this year to lay the...

  • Lecture to look at roots, ramifications of ISIS

    Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    LAWTON — A free public lecture will explore “ISIS Theatre of Cruelty: Roots and Ramifications” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the McCasland Ballroom at Cameron University.  Mahmoud Sadri, who grew up in Iran, will discuss the development of ISIS and the complex sociological issues...

  • This graphic shows the hardest college to get into in every state

    Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    You might have guessed that Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, would be the hardest college to be accepted into in that state. But the most selective schools in other US states might surprise you. Business Insider reports the rankings are based on acceptance rates and...

  • Student arrested after mac 'n cheese rant

    Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Beer goes down best when accompanied by macaroni and cheese with bacon and jalapeno peppers. That certainly seems to have been the case for University of Connecticut student Luke Gatti, whose expletive laden confrontation with a campus food court manager – and subsequent arrest – after he was...

  • Lawsuit filed against School Board in bullied teen's suicide at Seminole school

    Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    A lawsuit filed Monday against the Seminole County School Board alleges teachers and administrators didn't do enough to prevent the bullying that led to a 14-year-old's suicide at a Lake Mary middle school last year.   Lamar Hawkins III, of Sanford, killed himself with his father's gun in...

  • Woman charged after alleged #killallwhitemen tweet

    Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    A student diversity officer who came to prominence in a race row after allegedly tweeting the hashtag #killallwhitemen has been charged by police with sending a threatening communication.   Bahar Mustafa, of Goldsmiths, University of London, is set to appear at Bromley magistrates court...

  • High school student commits suicide after being told his 'life was ruined' for smelling like pot

    Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    GENEVA, OH —  A sophomore at an Ohio High School took his own life, and some people are blaming the actions of school officials for his death.   Hayden Long committed suicide after he faced disciplinary action at his homecoming dance according to his friend Hank Sigel.   Sigel...

  • Q&A: 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, charters playing key role in rebuilding failing schools in urban America

    Eric Schulzke, Deseret News | Updated: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Charters are not a threat to community schools, but a critical choice for low-income parents argues the president of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.