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Local donut shop surviving due to university contract

Donut King owner Dipti Patel talks to a customer in her shop on Nov. 17. Patel has owned the store since 1994.

George Stoia

November 30, 2017

Donut King has been the official provider of University of Oklahoma donuts for over 20 years, and now that contract has become more important than ever. A couple of years after Dipti Patel bought Donut King in 1994, they signed a contract with the university to provide all its donuts. Recently, this...

Local donut shop struggles due to construction

Jasi Patel prepares to serve a customer at Donut King Friday, Nov. 3. Jasi and her sister-in-law have co-owned Donut King since 1993.

George Stoia

November 4, 2017

A local family-owned donut shop is struggling to pay the bills, with construction on Lindsey Street seeming to have no end. Owned by Jasi Patel and her sister-in-law Dipti, Donut King has been in Norman for over 20 years, serving as one of the town’s most popular donut shops. However, recently the...

OU School of Meteorology struggles to keep students in program

OU School of Meteorology struggles to keep students in program

George Stoia

October 13, 2017

The University of Oklahoma has one of the top meteorology schools in the country, but recently students are leaving the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences due to difficult and uninteresting classes. OU’s School of Meteorology is relatively small with only 250 undergraduate students. The...

Meteorologists go to extremes, researching both Hurricane Harvey and Irma

Two of the three vehicles the group of meteorologists took sit on the side of the road in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during Hurricane Irma. Photo provided by Mike Biggerstaff.

George Stoia

September 26, 2017

  A group of meteorologists, including three from OU, are searching for answers about future forecasts after collecting data from both Hurricane Harvey and Irma. OU meteorology professor Mike Biggerstaff, led the research team consisting of OU Ph.D student Addison Alford, National Severe Storms...

OU researchers go to extremes for hurricane data

SMART radar and NSSL Mobile Mesonet in Georgia on their way to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Photo provided by Addison Alford.

George Stoia

September 15, 2017

A University of Oklahoma graduate student and professor travelled to Florida the past week, sleeping in their cars to collect data from Hurricane Irma that will help predict future forecasts.   Ph.D student Addison Alford and meteorology professor Mike Biggerstaff drove to Fort Lauderdale, Florida last We...

OU researchers go to extremes for hurricane data

SMART radar and NSSL Mobile Mesonet in Georgia on their way to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Photo provided by Addison Alford.

George Stoia

September 15, 2017

A University of Oklahoma graduate student and professor traveled to Florida the past week, sleeping in their cars to collect data from Hurricane Irma that will help predict future forecasts.   Ph.D student Addison Alford and meteorology professor Mike Biggerstaff drove to Fort Lauderdale, Florida last We...

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