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2 killed during head-on crash in Oklahoma City

Jun. 05, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two people were killed early Saturday morning during a head-on collision on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City, authorities said. A truck being driven by 91-year-old Montrel Shipley was traveling the wrong way on the freeway at around 3:30 a.m. when it...

University of Oklahoma adopts limited vaccine requirements

May. 13, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some students, faculty and staff at the University of Oklahoma will be required to receive the coronavirus vaccine beginning June 1, officials said. Those who interact with patients at the university’s medical centers and those who study abroad...

Teams from 3 US oil states in worldwide petroleum quiz bowl

Apr. 12, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

Universities from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma will compete against teams from around the world in a petroleum engineering quiz bowl, and a second Texas school and universities from Canada and Mexico have a chance. The University of Texas at Austin and the University of...

Norman businessman appointed University of Oklahoma regent

Apr. 07, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday announced the appointment of a Norman investment executive to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents. If approved by the state Senate, Rick Nagel, 49, would replace Regent Gary Pierson and serve a seven-year term...

Oklahoma coronavirus cases reaching plateau, OU doctor says

Apr. 01, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases and related hospitalizations in Oklahoma appears to have reached a plateau, the head of coronavirus response for the University of Oklahoma said Thursday. “The number of new cases per day is very slightly trending...

Oklahoma universities say no vaccine mandate for students

Mar. 28, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Several universities in Oklahoma say that for now they will not require their students to get a COVID-19 vaccine before coming back to campus in the fall. Rutgers University in New Jersey was one of the first universities in...