Month: September 2012

Letters to Editor

Bible 101 with Brother John

I am writing a three-part commentary in response to all the false accusations and writings that have been propagated about us since preaching at Tech for three days this term. I have been a Christian for 16 years and open air preaching for eight years.  I have a family of […]


ITS looks to provide more secure computer network

A monitoring system is in the process of being implemented in an effort to better secure Tech’s computer network. The Bradford Networks’ Sentry system will allow all Tech students to use Wi-Fi securely and block anybody who is not a registered student. “For the students the system is fairly simple,” […]


107 residents to be displaced

Students living in MS Cooper and Pinkerton Halls will be relocated at the end of the semester because of renovations. “The plan is students will move out in December, and renovations will start in January,” Andrew Moneymaker, area coordinator for Capital Quad and Crawford Hall, said. “We have a deadline […]


Grad enrollment numbers down, undergrad up

Tech’s undergraduate enrollment increased in size while the graduate enrollment decreased by 323 students this semester. According to the Fall 2012 Preliminary Report, the new graduate enrollment is 269 students compared to Fall 2011’s 592 students.   Francis Otuonye, associate vice president for research, graduate studies, said one reason enrollment […]


Speaker to recount unconventional year-long biblical experiment

Award-winning author and popular Christian blogger, is coming to Tech to present her latest project, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood.” A happily married and self-described “thoroughly liberated” Christian, Evans chose to explore evangelical ideas regarding a woman’s proper place in society. In her latest book, Evans spent a year attempting […]


Cookeville man banned from campus, denied entry to Open Mic Night

Local hip-hop poet Louis Navarro, also known as “Sin Seven,” was denied involvement in Open Mic Night at the Backdoor Playhouse Sept. 13 because of a prior trespass warning. “Louis Navarro is a friend of mine,” Andy Smith, professor and Open Mic Night host, said. “I like his poetry, and […]


Fitness Center looks to go green, seeks student input for facility name

Tech’s Fitness Center is preparing to install an environmentally friendly cardio room Sept. 28. The Fitness Center, Facilities and Business Services and the Sustainable Campus Committee have partnered to bring the Green System, a product by SportsArt Fitness and the EcoFit company, to Tech as part of the campus’ commitment […]


New Cookeville business gives back to the community

An unusual boutique, recently opened in Cookeville, doesn’t keep all the profits they make from sales. Bless is a cause-driven retail boutique which gives back the first 10 percent of profit, right off the top, to local organizations in the community. While students love trendy clothes and shopping, they could […]

On campus

Bill proposes to include minors on diplomas

Minors and most concentrations are excluded from being printed on students’ diplomas and transcripts. Most students, according to James Leverette, SGA graduate student representative, would like their minor to be printed on their diploma for recognition from the graduation department for being more knowledgeable in a concentrated area. Leverette said […]