Students stage sit-in outside University of Oklahoma offices

The Associated Press - February 27, 2020 11:01 am

Photo by The Norman Transcript

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Dozens of University of Oklahoma students are staging a sit-in outside OU’s administrative offices following two instances of professors using racial slurs in the classroom.

OU’s Black Emergency Response Team gathered Wednesday morning in Evans Hall and called for the resignation of OU provost Kyle Harper, mandatory equity training for faculty, semester-long diversity training and a new multicultural center on campus.

The sit-in continued Thursday morning at Evans Hall and the group says it will remain there “until these demands are met.” The university says it met with students and has “identified areas of agreement.”

 

Latest Stories

Ponca City Chamber of Commerce News

Congratulations Ponca City Monthly Kelsey Wagner and your team Jennifer Vaughan, Robyn Ryan, Beverly Bryant, Carey...

PCDA Issues Update

THIS WEEK IN THE PONCA CITY ECONOMY… You don’t need us to tell you that the...

Ind. Contractors and Self-Employed Now Eligible for Payroll Loans/Grants

Starting April 10, 2020, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for and receive loans to...