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OU and OSU Freshman Classes Largest Ever
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- The University of Oklahoma is welcoming its largest freshman class in school history. OU President David Boren greeted the new students Thursday at the annual New Sooner Convocation. Boren says the freshman class of more than 4,100 students is the largest ever in the university's history. That the new class includes more than 190 National Merit Scholars and more than 300 State Regent Scholars. Boren says one out of every nine incoming freshmen graduated high school with a 4.0 grade point average. Classes begin Monday at the university.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma State University officials say the
school has its largest ever freshman class with 4,306 students.
The university said Friday that the number surpasses the previous record
of 3,927 freshmen that was set in 1980 and is 428 more freshman than
enrolled in 2011 -- a 10 percent increase.
OSU said 63 percent of the freshman enrollment is from Oklahoma and
about 25 percent from Texas. The others are from 45 other states.
The university said 652 of the freshmen -- 15 percent -- graduated high
school with a 4.0 grade-point-average and that 337 are high school
Posted: Friday, August 17 2012, 05:12 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornadoes level homes in Okla., 1 dead
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SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities say a tornado that severely damaged a mobile home park southeast of Oklahoma City killed a 79-year-old man whose body was found in an open area of the neighborhood.
Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth also said that six people who lived in the mobile home park were injured. Between 30 and 35 homes had significant damage, and number of frame homes in the neighborhood also sustained damage.
The storms were part of a severe weather outbreak that stretched from Texas to Minnesota. Twisters were also reported Sunday in Iowa and Kansas.
Forecasters had warned residents about impending severe weather since last Wednesday, and also caution that parts of the nation's midsection will see severe weather on Monday too.
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From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Tornado Watch currently in effect for central and eastern Oklahoma until 11pm tonight. Temps will drop to the mid to upper 60s for the metro. ...
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.