Tulsa People notes local blogs

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I came across an item about Tulsa-based blogs while looking for info about Tulsa's Coliseum -- the stories were on the same page in the April 2007 Tulsa People.

Writer Andy Wheeler mentions this blog and two others: Indie Tulsa, which spotlights locally owned businesses and Alternative Tulsa, an left-leaning anonymous political blog. Included in the list of blogs is a non-blog, the Voices of Tulsa forum, founded and run by MeeCiteeWurkor.

It looked like they intended to do a monthly feature of Tulsa-related web links, but I don't see that it continued in more recent issues.

But there was this piece, in their Tulsarama-themed June edition, showing how the price of a home, a gallon of gas, college tuition, a postage stamp, and a movie ticket had changed since 1957. Family income rose faster than the official rate of inflation, and University of Tulsa tuition rose at five times the rate of inflation. (A year at TU would be $4,334 today if it had kept pace with the cost of living. Instead it's $20,669.)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics online Consumer Price Index calculator, 100.00 in 1957 has the same buying power as 735.54 in 2007.

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sbtulsa said:

I graduated from TU in 1977, after first graduating from college in Ohio. I have followed TU since that time. I am not employed by the university.

The quality of instruction at this time compared to 1977 is much improved. While the published inflation rate is a good benchmark, it does not account for the increased quality.

However, I have to say that at today's prices, i could not afford to send my kids to TU without a lot of help.

I wonder how the cost you quoted for TU compares to OU, OSU, and NSU.

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