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8:07 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Headlines: Execution Secrecy, Earthquake Study & Testing

Headlines for Tuesday, March 17, 2015:

  • A Senate panel barely passes a bill to ban teachers from paying union dues through their paycheck. (NewsOK)

  • Secrecy might have led to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett last April. (Tulsa World)

  • Electric company OG&E defends its call to raise customer rates as much as 15-percent by 2019. (NewsOK)

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Headlines
7:53 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Headlines: OU Attorney, School Standards & Pi Day

Headlines for Monday, March 16, 2015:

  • The University of Oklahoma is hiring an outside lawyer in the case of a racist video that went viral. (Tulsa World)

  • The Muscogee Creek Nation faces an unknown future. (Journal Record)

  • Documents show a “procedural disaster” in the botched execution of Clayton Lockett. (Tulsa World)

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The Two-Way
8:56 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Fraternity's Defense Lawyer Not Ruling Out Suing OU

Lawyer Stephen Jones has been retained by a board representing the recently-disbanded Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma. He said Friday he's not ruling out a lawsuit.
Sue Ogrocki AP

Lawyer Stephen Jones, hired yesterday by members of Oklahoma University's disbanded chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, said today he's hopeful he can avoid a lawsuit against the school but he's not ruling one out.

Jones, who is most widely known for defending Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing trial, was retained by a board of alumni who oversee the OU chapter of SAE.

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Headlines
7:39 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Headlines: OU Inquiry, Cold Beer & a New Peanut

Headlines for Friday, March 13, 2015:

  • OU President David Boren calls for an inquiry into the officers at a now disbanded fraternity. (NewsOK)

  • OSU Student with same name as the Sigma Alpha Epsilon student leading a racist chant on video gets harassment online. (KERA)

  • High profile Enid attorney Stephen Jones is representing SAE in possible lawsuit against OU (KFOR)

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Local News
12:08 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

The 'Other' Parker Rice: How The OU Scandal Trapped A Student With The Same Name

This Parker Rice is a student at Oklahoma State University who's dealing with a social media deluge from people confusing him with the other Parker Rice, who's involved in the University of Oklahoma fraternity scandal.
Courtesy of Parker Rice

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 9:10 pm

This story is not about that Parker Rice -- the University of Oklahoma student from Dallas who was expelled this week after leading racist chants in a notorious fraternity video. 

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Headlines
8:04 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Headlines: Diversity, Vouchers & Paint

Headlines for Thursday, March 12, 2015:

  • OU students talk about issues of diversity and race at an open forum in Norman. (KGOU)

  • The University of Oklahoma is offering a job to the house cook at a now expelled fraternity. (OU Daily)
     
  • A bill opponents say would create school vouchers gets pulled by its author. (Tulsa World)

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The Two-Way
8:55 am
Wed March 11, 2015

2 Oklahoma Students Seen In Racist Fraternity Video Apologize

University of Oklahoma students march to the now-closed Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house during a rally against racism Tuesday. Two former members of the fraternity have apologized for their roles in a video that showed them singing a racist chant.
Sue Ogrocki AP

Originally published on Wed March 11, 2015 2:04 pm

Two men who were in a video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon members singing a racist chant have apologized for their actions, with one of the now-former fraternity brothers saying he had learned "a devastating lesson."

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Headlines
8:01 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Headlines: Expelled Students, Ten Commandments & Pi Beer

Headlines for Wednesday, March 11, 2015:

  • Two frat members involved in a racist video are getting expelled from OU. (NewsOK)
     
  • Racial controversy in Oklahoma goes beyond a chant from an OU fraternity. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • The editorial board of The Oklahoma Daily Newspaper is calling for diversity training after a racist video from a fraternity went viral. (Oklahoma Daily)

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Local News
5:55 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Oklahoma University Cuts Ties With Fraternity After Racist Video Posted

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The Two-Way
1:23 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

University Of Oklahoma Expels 2 Students Seen As Leading Racist Chant

Originally published on Tue March 10, 2015 8:30 pm

Updated at 8:28 p.m. ET

One of the students seen in a video in which fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma chant a racist song has apologized for his actions, as have the parents of another student seen in the video.

Parker Rice, one of the students, apologized in a statement published by the Dallas Morning News. He called his actions "wrong and reckless."

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