Day: April 23, 2010

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Communications department to relocate

Since the opening of the RUC in Fall 1970, the communications department and student media has called it home. Fall 2011 that will no longer be. The Upper Cumberland Regional Health facility sits on land leased by Tech since 1973. Now that the group has outgrown the space, they will […]

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STEM Center opens its doors in May

On Friday, May 7, Tech will unleash its latest six million dollar creation just one day before commencement. Over the past year and a half, Tech has been working diligently on their new state of the art learning facility. The 25,000+ sq/ft building is the new Ray Morris Hall/ Millard […]

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Recently re-elected Ochsenbein reflects on student government

President Obama? Untouchable. President Bell? More easily accessible. President Ochsenbein? At your service. Rewind to May 2007. Newly-minted high school graduate Sean Ochsenbein steps out of the Hooper-Eblen Center with his life in front of him. Fast forward to now. Tech’s newly re-elected SGA President of the same name sits […]

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New trading room open to finance students

The new Heidtke Trading Room in Johnson Hall, made to help train aspiring finance students, is equipped with enough high-tech equipment to make any trading floor veteran green with envy.The room was funded through a number of private donations, most notably from Nashville investment manager L.O. “Buzz” Heidtke. The room […]

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Twitter donates Tweet archive

Twitter is donating its digital archive of public tweets to the Library of Congress. Twitter is a leading social networking service that enables users to send and receive tweets, which consist of web messages of up to 140 characters. Twitter processes more than 50 million tweets per day from people […]

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Shame on who?

“Shame on Tennessee Tech” reads a sign in bold, red letters visible from Dixie Avenue. The sign has been placed there by the Mid-South Carpenters Regional Council. The sign signifies a labor dispute between Tech and the organization. When approached, the persons behind the sign could not give out any […]

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Tech focuses on three areas to boost retention

Now that Tennessee’s higher education funding formula is based on retention and graduation rates, Tech is increasing its focus on recruitment, advisement and alternative degree programs-the areas it thinks will most likely boost its numbers. “The first step is recruiting the right kind of student for Tech,” said President Bob […]

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Is four an unlucky number?

While I was grazing through the Herald-Citizen, I noticed a particularly disturbing headline on Tuesday: “Cookeville man charged with 4th DUI”.How can someone get not one or even three DUIs, but four? This has to be one of the most inane things I’ve ever read about. I genuinely feel sorry […]

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Henry, Liberatore take OVC Pitcher of the Week honors

Tech (18-20, 4-5) will look to start a new winning streak in a huge three-game Ohio Valley Conference series against Morehead State University (22-17, 5-4) this weekend at Bush Stadium. “This is when the season starts getting really fun,” Head Coach Matt Bragga said. “Morehead’s a good team; it should […]

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Note from the editors

On Feb. 7, The Feb. 5 edition of The Oracle disappeared from its distribution bins in the RUC. Six men, one of whom was wearing Kappa Sigma letters, were observed on video surveillance removing The Oracle. The action was believed to be in response to an opinion piece in that […]