Month: March 2011

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New NCAA program may be piloted at Tech

A new program, referred to as the Facilitating Learning and Achieving Graduation (FLAG) Program was offered to Academic Services Administrators of all OVC schools by the NCAA in a conference call with the administrators held on Feb. 24, 2011.Lance Jasitt, Athletics and Student Welfare assistant director, said that he was […]

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Let’s Talk About Movies: Battle: Los Angeles

“Battle: LA” is movie you can take or leave, and for the most part, it’s worth leaving. There are parts to like in this movie, but poor writing, questionable CGI and shaky cam really put a damper on this one.As soon as the movie kicks off, you are alerted to […]

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Boucher clarifies Tech tobacco policy

Tech’s no-smoking policy went into effect in 2010, but there are still misconceptions about what the policy entails.The policy states, “Effective Jan. 1, 2010, TTU is a No-Smoking and Tobacco- Free Campus, with all smoking (‘herbal’ and tobacco) and all other tobacco usage permitted only in private vehicles. This policy […]

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Must-see ‘Howl’ offers historical value

You have probably heard of James Franco. He is a young actor who has done a few memorable movie roles, including one in “Spiderman 3” as New Goblin/Harry Osborn. He also played the drug dealer in “Pineapple Express.” If you watched the Oscars this year, he was hosting the show […]

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‘Server not found’: Tesauro weighs in on campus Internet

Imagine going into a store and buying a bag of your favorite brand of potato chips. The bag looks like its bursting at the seams with chips.Hungrily, you tear open the bag to find about half a measly cup worth of crumbs that barely takes up one fifth of the […]

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Baseball hosts Purdue in weekend series

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles baseball season is in full swing.They started the season off shaky, losing nine of their first 13 games on the diamond, including series losses to both Eastern Michigan and Ohio. “We have a really good baseball team,” head coach Matt Bragga said. “We’ve played up […]

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Tech falls at College Invitational Tournament

Junior Kevin Murphy notched 28 of Tech’s 66 total points, but the Golden Eagles couldn’t get any closer than five after falling behind by a dozen and lost a 74-66 road game to the Broncos of Western Michigan in the first round of the College Insider Tournament Wednesday night.”We’re really […]

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Community rallies for custodians

Concerns for Tech’s custodial staff have reappeared this semester as custodians and supporters protest the possibility of outsourcing.Due to continuing decreases in funding for state universities, Tech administration is looking at options to reduce costs. “The utility costs are 100s of 1,000s of dollars higher each year,” President Bob Bell […]