Day: April 20, 2012


Excessive printing charges to begin summer semester

The third and final stage of Pharos printing system is scheduled to begin this summer. ┬áStudents who exceed the established printing limit will begin incurring charges, with those charges returning to the Technology Access Fee funds. Faculty and staff are being tracked by Information Technology Services on a separate Pharos […]


Tech to award first honorary doctorate degrees to Tech alumni, astronauts

Astronauts Roger Crouch and Barry Wilmore are scheduled to receive honorary doctorate degrees at Tech’s May 5 commencement ceremonies. Both Crouch and Wilmore will be the first recipients awarded honorary doctorate degrees by Tech since the Tennessee Board of Regents permitted their institutions authorization to award the degrees. “We have […]


TBI reports Tech has third lowest crime rate in 2011 among TBR Universities

Tech has the third lowest crime rate in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, according to a 2011 Tennessee Bureau of Investigation campus crime survey of the six four-year Universities. The 2011 TBI campus crime statistics showed East Tennessee State University with the third highest crime rate, not far above […]


Incoming freshmen may face stricter HOPE standards

Tennessee’s Senate passed a bill April 16 that could reduce some HOPE scholarship awards by half by 2015. Senate Bill 2514 may decrease the amount students receive if they are unable to satisfy both the minimum grade point average and ACT score required to get the full amount of $4,000. […]

Top Stories

Students choose Eric Church for fall concert

Eric Church is the April 12 SOLO vote winner for Tech’s fall 2012 concert. Church, the 2011 Academy of Country Music top new solo artist, won the vote by more than 50 percent over second place Josh Turner and other opponents Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Billy Currington and Sarah Evans, […]


Assistant Editorial Editor’s final words

For the past two semesters, I’ve had the opportunity to share with you each week about issues that I believe deserve a discussion within the Tennessee Tech community. Next month, I, along with several other members of our staff, will graduate, thus ending our time here at “The Oracle.” I […]


State Senate wages war on teenage hand holding

Holding hands is a gateway to sexual intercourse, at least according to the Tennessee Senate’s newly passed bill. The bill itself almost reads like a class syllabus, laying out rules for sex education in Tennessee by way of a strict abstinence-only curriculum. I could take this opportunity to cite one […]

Letters to Editor

Sustainability is still an important issue

I have been a Tech student for two years now. I have experienced two homecoming campaigns and two SGA executive campaigns. Now, I think we can all agree that on Homecoming voting day the campus is chaotic. Most students try to avoid the hot spots like South Patio and the […]