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Racially Charged Incidents Continue at US Universities

Student suspended over racist group chat targeting black college freshmen

(Newser) - A student at the University of Oklahoma has been temporarily suspended and police are investigating a threat against a Muslim student near the University of Michigan amid racially charged outbursts at schools and universities across the country following Donald Trump's presidential election, the AP reports. University of Oklahoma president... More »

Why We Don't Ask 'What's Wrong With White People'

Chloe Angyal: Stop excusing white racism

(Newser) - In his apology for a University of Oklahoma frat's racist chant , expelled student Parker Rice said the incident "likely was fueled by alcohol." Such a statement is a perfect example of how white people's wrongdoings "are routinely defended with excuses of inebriation, misspeaking, and unintentional... More »

Frat Behind Racist Chant to Sue OU

Okahoma's SAE hires the lawyer who defended Timothy McVeigh

(Newser) - The fraternity whose racist chant brought national scorn and ridicule to the University of Oklahoma plans to sue the university. The newly hired attorney for Sigma Alpha Epsilon tells KFOR that the school unfairly damaged the reputations of all SAE members when it shut down the frat house after the... More »

Frat Had Sung Racist Chant for Years

Board of trustees apologizes for 'horrible cancer'

(Newser) - The racist chant that has gotten the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity bounced from campus is nothing new: The board of trustees for the exiled chapter released a statement last night acknowledging that "a horrible cancer entered into the OU chapter of SAE three to four... More »

Expelled OU Student Sorry for 'Horrible Mistake'

Parker Rice says family has had to leave home

(Newser) - The two University of Oklahoma students expelled for leading a racist fraternity song have been identified—and their families want people to know they are very, very sorry. Parker Rice, a 19-year-old from Dallas, apologizes for making a "horrible mistake by joining into the singing and encouraging others to... More »

OU Expels 2 Students Over Racist Chant

University president moves quickly to boot them out

(Newser) - Two University of Oklahoma students accused of leading the racist chant that emerged on video this week now aren't just homeless, they're school-less. University President David Boren announced today that the two unidentified students have been expelled, reports . "I have emphasized that there is zero... More »

Now Frat's Elderly 'House Mom' Has Video Problem

Meanwhile, OU loses a football recruit due to Sigma Alpha Epsilon video

(Newser) - More unfortunate news is streaming out of the now-shuttered Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Daily has uncovered a Vine video from 2013 that appears to show SAE's house mom, Beauton Gilbow, laughing and repeatedly saying the N-word. CBS News describes her as "... More »

University of Oklahoma Frat Closed Over Racist Chant

Video appears to show people in formal wear, on bus, chanting

(Newser) - Sigma Alpha Epsilon's creed is "The True Gentleman." The University of Oklahoma's chapter of the fraternity has now been closed after its members were allegedly caught being the very opposite. A nine-second video rife with racist slurs—including a reference to lynching and students chanting "... More »

Not a Good Idea: Publishing Jack White's Guac Recipe

OK, maybe it's not his recipe, but it was in his concert rider

(Newser) - You don't mess with Jack White's guacamole. White performed at the University of Oklahoma Monday, and campus newspaper the Oklahoma Daily published the details of his concert rider this week —the rider included, among other things, the exact recipe to be used for the guacamole White's... More »

Shooting Scare Spooks University of Oklahoma

University president says it was likely a false alarm

(Newser) - The University of Oklahoma went on high alert today over a reported shooting that now appears to have never occurred. Around 11:30am local time, the school sent an alert to students . "Shooting on Campus. Avoid Gould Hall. Seek immediate shelter in place," its official Twitter feed warned... More »

Mom of 11 Heading to Harvard Grad School

Oklahoma woman dropped out of university 30 years ago to raise family

(Newser) - A 50-year-old Oklahoma mother of 11 is heading to Harvard, 30 years after dropping out of college, reports Fox News . Allyson Reneau maintained a 4.0 GPA at Oklahoma University, while raising her large family and running her own gymnastics center. Starting tomorrow, Reneau will fly to Massachusetts once a... More »

Sorry, Blake Griffin—No. 1 NBA Picks Usually Bomb

(Newser) - Power forward Blake Griffin is almost certainly the No. 1 pick in tonight’s NBA draft, and that scares the bejesus out of Griffin fan Gregg Doyel. “Superstars as the No. 1 pick are the exception to the rule,” Doyel writes on CBS, conceding the point... More »

Hoops Star Wayman Tisdale Dead at 44

(Newser) - College basketball Hall of Famer Wayman Tisdale died today at 44, ESPN reports. Tisdale was diagnosed with bone cancer last year, and his right leg was amputated. The 6-foot-9 forward was an All-American all 3 years at Oklahoma, and went on to spend 12 years in the NBA. He was... More »

Heisman Winner Staying in College

Sam Bradford picks another year with Sooners over NFL draft

(Newser) - Sooner sophomore Sam Bradford is skipping the NFL draft for at least another year of college football, reports the Oklahoman. The Heisman-winning quarterback, expected to have been a first-round pick, said his dream has always been to play for the University of Oklahama, and he sees no reason to cut... More »

Moderates May Field Indie Candidate

Bloomberg to attend bipartisan meeting

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg may run in 2008 after all, if a bipartisan group of politicos fail to see progress from the major parties, the Washington Post reports. Bloomberg and a gaggle of figures, including former senators and governors, will meet next week in Oklahoma. They plan to demand that major presidential... More »

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