It is a revolt against decades of policies that gutted public institutions. More immediately, it is a response to the decimation of state spending on education since the recession. The economy has recovered, but state support for education has not. In Arizona, spending per student was down an astonishing Among the states, Concordia University-Portland reportedArizona and Oklahoma ranked, respectively, 48th and 47th in per-pupil outlays.
They should be seen in tandem with the student-led revolt against National Rifle Association orthodoxy on gun control and the mobilization against President Trump.
Progressives and moderates have been winning elections in unlikely places. In eight special elections in Oklahoma since Trump took office, according to an analysis last month by FiveThirtyEight, the swing to Democrats was It ranked behind only Kentucky, which held just two special elections in that period. And progressives have been clawing back lost ground in some of their former strongholds. The interaction of broad opposition to Trump, growing engagement on the Democratic side of politics and specific revolts against conservative ideas suggests that we may be at the beginning of an uprising that transcends the moment.
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Norman campus[ edit ] As of the fall ofthe Norman campus had 18, undergraduate students and 6, postgraduate students. The falls of and both saw a 1. Price College of Business, finished construction in Other large colleges on the Norman campus include the College of Engineering with New students do not have to declare a major a concentrated course of study immediately and are not required to declare a major until their Junior year.
Many Pre-Health majors choose this option until they are able to apply for the medical program of their choice. All three campuses are connected by a bus service funded by student fees which allows students to park at Lloyd Noble Center and provides 5- to minute service to the main and south campuses.
The main and south campus are contiguous while the north campus is located about two miles north of the main campus. Main campus[ edit ] The main campus is bordered by Boyd Street on the north, Timberdell Road on the south, Chautauqua Avenue on the west, and Jenkins Avenue on the east.
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This building highlights the " Cherokee Gothic " style of architecture locally derived from the Collegiate Gothic style, the style that dominates and defines the older buildings on the OU campus.
Memorial Stadium houses University of Oklahoma football games, as well as the campus bookstore. On the east side of the northernmost part of campus sits Sarkeys Energy Center while to the west is the Fred Jones, Jr.
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Just south of Catlett is Goddard Health Center,  an on-campus clinic that provides medical care and counseling and testing services to students, faculty, staff, and their dependents.
When class is in session, the South Oval is often inundated with students going to and from class. Elm Avenue bounds the western edge of the academic portion of OU, with a few exceptions. Lying between Elm Avenue and Chautauqua Avenue are mostly fraternity and sorority houses.
Immediately adjacent to the stadium is the Barry Switzer Centera museum highlighting the historical success of Oklahoma athletics, as well as a comprehensive training facility for Oklahoma athletes.
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North of the stadium is the McCasland Field Housethe former home of Oklahoma Basketball and the current home of Oklahoma's wrestling, volleyball and gymnastics programs. Across Jenkins Avenue are the athletic dorms and statues honoring Oklahoma's past five Heisman Trophy winners.
Other statues on campus include several honoring the Native Americans who defined much of Oklahoma's history and a new memorial statue on the north side of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium honoring OU students, faculty, and staff that have died while serving in the armed forces. Boren Hall, which serves as an Academic Arts Community where residential rooms, faculty offices, classrooms, a computer center and library are all available in the same building.
Kellogg Foundation-funded centers in the United States and Britain. It is home to OU Outreach, which consists of the College of Continuing Education and the College of Liberal Studiesand includes a conference center able to host events of up to participants.
Trees were planted on the OU campus before the first building was ever built. There are also four buildings on the main campus that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The 12 million dollar building is named for the Zarrow family, a philanthropic couple from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Zarrow's donated 5 million dollars as the keystone donors for the new building with the remaining funds coming from a bequest of Ruth I. Knee, a graduate of the program, and a portion of the states federal stimulus funds. OU's College of Aviation runs nationally acclaimed programs in the education of future pilots, air traffic controllers and aviation industry professionals. The Aviation Accreditation Board has accredited the College of Aviation at North Base — one of the most prestigious establishments of its type in the United States — as one of only 29 accredited colleges in the world.
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South of student housing is Timberdell Road, the approximate southern boundary of the university. South of this road are University-owned apartments and athletic complexes.
Also on the south side of Timberdell Road is the College of Law building which was expanded in by the addition of a larger law library and courtroom.
OU owns the wooded area just south of Highway 9 between Chautauqua and Jenkins. This area is called Oliver's Woods. Ecology classes take field trips to Oliver's Woods frequently.
They can use the area to study Ecological patterns including tree growth and pH in the ground. Visible patterns of plant dispersion can be studied in Oliver's Woods as well, including uniform, random, and clumped patterns.
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The area has a trail for people to follow and a creek running through the lower elevated area. Research campus[ edit ] While this area has traditionally lacked academic buildings, the pressure of expansion in the northern part of campus led recently [update] to the construction of new academic buildings — such as the National Weather Center and Stephenson Research and Technology Center — on the south end of campus. This area, now termed The University of Oklahoma's Research Campus,  "brings academic, public and private sector organizations together in a mutually beneficial collaborative environment.
As of [update] the Life Sciences Research Center has opened, housing numerous chemical and biochemical research labs. Health Sciences Center[ edit ] Main article: About 3, students enroll in one of the seven colleges at the Health Center. The distribution of students in each of these colleges is more uniform than that of the main campus.
OUHSC is one of only four academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges.