By way of contrast, Oklahoma State University will not.
December 01, 2016
I recently reached out to officials at Northwestern Oklahoma State University to inquire whether they will protect the free-speech rights of students and faculty. To their great credit, they said they will.
November 20, 2016
OU employee Kathy Fahl, the director of something called the Gender + Equality Center, told the student newspaper that "she thinks using a chosen name is significant for everyone but particularly for transgender or non-gender binary students who choose to use a name that is not consistent with their legal name or gender assigned at birth."
November 09, 2016
"Hundreds of OU students locked arms and marched today in protest of Donald Trump," the student newspaper reports ("OU students, faculty protest president-elect Donald Trump"). One university administrator, Jabar Shumate, was pleased with the rally. "This lets me know that the values of our country and the ability of people to overcome hate (are) much larger and much bigger than whatever happened in those election results last night," he said.
November 05, 2016
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September 23, 2016
As I did with all the kids when they were little, I love to lie down next to Oliver when he’s sleeping. The room is dark but there’s the faintest light from the porch or from the moon illuminating his face. So I lie next to him, my face just inches from his, and I just stare and ponder and give thanks. If I move my head ever so slightly, it causes the light to shift just enough that suddenly I see someone else, one of his siblings. If I hold perfectly still I am back in time and I am staring at little Lillie. Just hold still—don’t move—and remember the times with Lillie. It’s really quite wonderful. Other-worldly.