Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Gaylord News

Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

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In the United States alone, domestic violence impacts more than 10 million people every year. Organizations such as the National Network to End Domestic Violence are working to educate the public on how to recognize red flags and seek ways to improve the criminal justice system. (Provided)

National Network to End Domestic Violence seeks to improve justice system

Zaria Oates November 1, 2021

In the United States alone, domestic violence impacts more than 10 million people every year. Organizations such as the National Network to End Domestic Violence are working to educate the public on how...

Domestic violence survivor aims to help others following violent attack

Domestic violence survivor aims to help others following violent attack

Zaria Oates October 28, 2021

University of Oklahoma student, Ally Stephens, survived a nationally publicized case of domestic violence last year and is now working to bring awareness to the serious issue. “I would like to say...

Marilyn Vann became the first woman of Freedmen status to be appointed to a board position in the Cherokee Nation tribal government in 2021. She is also president of the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association. (Provided)

Cherokee Freedman woman discusses new position, Freedmen rights

Nancy Marie Spears October 28, 2021

Cherokee tribal member and Freedmen descendant Marilyn Vann said a number of factors make her suited for her new position as the tribe’s environmental protection commissioner.  She said she graduated,...

The upcoming Wilma Mankiller quarter design. (U.S. Mint Department)

Female leaders in Oklahoma tribes say Cherokee chief Wilma Mankiller was inspiring

Nancy Marie Spears October 26, 2021

The design has been chosen for the new Wilma Mankiller quarter, the third coin of the American Women’s Quarters program, that will begin circulating in 2022.  The selection of Mankiller, who was...

Oklaoma City residents celebrate “El Dia de Niño” The Day of the Children at La 29 festival. (PHOTO courtesy Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)

Mexican government announces plans to open consulate in Oklahoma City

Robert Viamontes October 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — Mexican consulates in Oklahoma City and New Jersey are in the works, according to Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The new consulates are being created to increase the capacity...

-Joy Harjo signs into the Poetry and Literature Centers historic guest book as the nations 23rd poet laureate. (Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

Oklahoma native Joy Harjo rings in third term as US poet laureate

Nancy Marie Spears September 28, 2021

Tulsa native and Muscogee Nation citizen Joy Harjo, the first Native American woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, began her third term in September, an honor previously bestowed only once. Poet...

Two decades later, 9/11 Oklahoma victims wife recalls their life before tragedy

Two decades later, 9/11 Oklahoma victim’s wife recalls their life before tragedy

Robert Viamontes September 13, 2021

WASHINGTON -- "He had big brown eyes, and there was never a day I ever saw him go to work looking like he was in disarray. I mean, everybody loved him, and they gravitated toward him; he just had one of...

Field Parsons stands on an aircraft at the Max Westheimer airport on March 24. (Gaylord News/ Zaria Oates)

OU School of Aviation focuses on securities and student well-being post-9/11

Zaria Oates September 10, 2021

Two decades ago, the Airman Flight School at the University of Oklahoma’s Max Westheimer airport trained multiple 9/11 terrorists. For OU’s Director of Aviation Eric Wydra, it is important to prevent...

The Pentagon Group Burial Marker in section at Arlington National Cemetery. The marker has the name of all 189 victims of the Pentagon 9/11 attack. (PHOTO: Robert Viamontes/Gaylord News)

Twenty years later, families of Oklahomans killed at the Pentagon on 9/11 remember their legacy

Robert Viamontes September 10, 2021

WASHINGTON- It's been 20 years since American Airlines flight 77 was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001; three Oklahoma service members died during the attack. For some of their...

The Federal Emergency Response Agency is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security. (Gaylord News/ Zaria Oates)

Former FEMA director reflects on 9/11 as 20th anniversary approaches

Zaria Oates and Nancy Marie Spears September 10, 2021

On Sept. 10, 2001, Oklahoman Joe Allbaugh was attending the National Emergency Managers Association’s conference in Bozeman, Montana. As director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ...

Kim Holmes at work in her office at the Altamont Apartment complex in Tulsa where she works as a property manager for the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma. Gaylord News photo / John Gott

Despite tragedies in midst of pandemic, woman continues to help others

Keegan Williams August 11, 2021

Resilient. That is the word used to describe Kim Holmes by the people who know her best.  Holmes has faced what many would say is unbelievable tragedy, yet continues to push through. In the midst...

NCAA ruled that athletes can be compensated for their name, image and likeness. Photo Courtesy of NCAA.

Name, image and likeness changing the landscape of collegiate athletics

Kaleigh Tingelstad August 5, 2021

WASHINGTON -- University of Oklahoma volleyball player Aysia Hartey is looking forward to being able to earn more money marketing herself.  “I think it’s cool to be able to sell a jersey in your...

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