The University of Oklahoma- where my medical journey began- Tuesday Travels

 

The original post at this link concerned an ugly racist incident at the University of Oklahoma  years ago.  The university administration lead by President David Boren, promptly investigated and held the perpetrators  accountable. Those involved apologized, and  made restitution.   

Administration, faculty, and students together pledged to make changes to prevent further incidents, efforts which continue through the Office of University Community.

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art display in Hester Hall, home of the College of International studies

 

I  removed the description of the incident and replaced it with a gallery of campus art that I believe  represents the true spirit of the University of Oklahoma.

I took these photos during visits to the campus in Norman, Oklahoma, about 30 miles south of Oklahoma City.

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“State of Grace”, artist Robert Taylor

 

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Native American pottery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The Guardian”

 

 

 

 

And The Bizzell Memorial Library, named by Architectural Digest as one of the 18 most stunning college libraries in the world  

 

 

 

 

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Meet Dr. Aletha in Oklahoma, the Sooner state

Oklahoma, the Sooner State

Here’s an introduction to my home state and my alma mater, the University of Oklahoma.

The artist-Tom K Simms

Mr. Simms graduated from the school of fine arts at the University of Oklahoma, majoring in sculpture, painting. He was a star performer on the Sooner track team, and set the Big Six record in the high jump and high hurdles. He also ran the mile, low hurdles and did the broad jump. He was selected as one of the most promising students in the university, to do a sculptural design for a gateway presented by his class to the university. (info not confirmed, source newspapers.com)

Taken together, Oklahoma Sooners reflects our state’s American Indian and pioneer heritage and, today, symbolizes a special university spirit that values resilience and perseverance as well as the inclusivity that unites all who are a part of the University of Oklahoma family.

Learn more at this link-

What is a Sooner?

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