Day: November 17, 2011


Obama announces his student loan plan

Tennessee Tech College Democrats and College Republicans say they are disappointed with both President Obama’s plan for dealing with student debt and the Republican candidates’ response. President Obama’s Plan Obama announced on Oct. 26 his plan that could bring relief to the 5.8 million Americans with student loans. The new […]


Police investigate report of student hit by van on campus

Tech police are currently investigating a report from a student that he was struck by a vehicle on campus Nov. 8. Robert L. Ryder, 22, a senior mechanical engineering major from Knoxville, Tenn., told Tech police that the vehicle hit him at 1:29 p.m. as he left the Volpe Library […]

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Nursing professor loses battle with cancer

Tech nursing students are mourning the loss of a nursing professor who passed away Nov. 11.  Sharon Thompson, associate professor for the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, died at her home after battling stage IV pancreatic cancer. Thompson announced her diagnosis to students in October. “We have an extremely close class […]

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Tech international student dies in Friday night car accident

A Tech International student from Saudi Arabia died in a one-vehicle crash traveling North Bound County Farm Road late last Friday night, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol. The victim was identified as Hassan M. Alnasser, 25. Alnasser was a senior finance major scheduled to graduate this December. “Alnasser was as […]

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Students petition Bell to reconsider outsourcing

Two Tech students presented petitions opposing custodial outsourcing with more than 1,500 signatures to President Bob Bell Tuesday. Shayne Bilbrey, secondary education major, and Paige Sawyers, sociology major, delivered the petitions, which had been signed by Tech students, staff and faculty as well as members of the Cookeville community. “[Bell] […]