The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 18th, 2015
The University of Oklahoma’s president, David L. Boren, has been
dealing with two potentially major controversies in recent days.
In one, Mr. Boren acted decisively,
shutting down a fraternity and expelling two students caught on video
leading others in a racist chant. Student apologies were made.
In the other, it was revealed that Mr. Boren has accepted hundreds of
thousands of dollars a year as a board member of an oil company.
Meanwhile, the state seismologist under the president's oversight has
refused to draw a public link between a series of earthquakes and the
industry’s injection wells — a connection many scientists think is well
supported by the evidence.