Better Together March Sparks Social Media Conversation

Social media played a big role in today’s Better Together march. As it played out before many students’ eyes, some followed along on Twitter.

Watching the march make its way through campus, one student tweeted, “I have chills… I am seeing change right in front of my eyes,” finishing with the hashtag #BetterTogether.

Screen Shot 2019-01-24 at 12.55.23 PM.pngThis morning, another woman who claims she used to work for the university said that she believed the second incident was “All a publicity stunt and an effort to tarnish a wonderful school/program.”Screen Shot 2019-01-24 at 12.55.57 PM.pngOU Linebacker Kenneth Murray spoke out yesterday and expressed his shock. In response, Murray and more than a dozen other athletes joined the march this afternoon
Afterwards Murray took to Twitter again, simply tweeting, “More than an athlete…”Screen Shot 2019-01-24 at 1.32.06 PM.pngOU President James Gallogly also released a statement through the University of Oklahoma Twitter regarding the rallies:

“The opportunity for real change comes when the voices are raised in a civil and respectful manner, listening occurs, and the energy is focused on improving systems now and for future generations.”

The entirety of the statement can be read on OU Nightly’s Facebook or Twitter.

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