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Three Oklahomans Discuss Why They’re Voting In 2018

Nov 6, 2018
Voters participate in early voting at the Oklahoma County Elections Board in Oklahoma City, Thursday, June 19, 2014.
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The midterm election is Tuesday and voters across Oklahoma are heading to the polls to decide on local, state and federal races. Election officials have recorded a surge people registering for the 2018 midterms.

Kateleigh Mills interviewed three different Oklahomans from very different backgrounds on why they think voting is important.

Organized citizens of large cities can be a greater force of innovation in leadership than state or federal governments, according to the vice president of the Brookings Institution.

Bruce Katz discussed the premise of his book The Metropolitan Revolution during a January 28 event at the University of Central Oklahoma. He emphasized the country’s economic growth model needs to “get back to the fundamentals” without relying on state and federal governments to lead the way.

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University presidents and administrators from around the state Wednesday gave presentations on their progress in Oklahoma's degree completion goals to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Chancellor Glen Johnson said while they often discuss the state's progress in the national Complete College America initiative, it was important to hear from the individual schools and find out where their successes have come from.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Central Oklahoma as one of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work For."

The university was selected as among the best for professional and career development and for its teaching environment.

The results were determined through a direct survey of faculty and staff at universities and colleges throughout the country.