Day: February 7, 2013


Mourning a hero: Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle killed on US soil

#8220;When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.” Proverbs 21:15 (ESV) Former Marine, Eddie Ray Routh, killed former SEAL, Chris Kyle and his neighbor over the weekend, at a shooting range in Texas.   Many people will say that Kyle got what was […]


Can we afford to keep troops in Afghanistan?

Beginning Sunday, Jan. 13, tens of thousands of troops from the 10th Mountain, 101st Airborne and the 1st Armored Divisions began boarding an aircraft bound for yet another combat tour in Afghanistan.  When the war began in 2001, some of these troops were still in grade school, and will now […]


Former presidential candidate to retire

Susan Elkins, vice president for extended programs and regional development, will be retiring at the end of the semester, from Tech after accepting a position with the University of South Carolina. Elkins previously ran for the office of the president at Tech but lost to Phil Oldham. Starting this fall, […]


Student enrollment sees flux

Student enrollment for the Spring 2013 semester is down by about 1304 people from last fall but is up slightly from last spring. “We had 11,469 students enrolled last semester,” Dr. Robert Hodum, associate vice president for enrollment management and student success, said. “The official number for this semester has […]


Committee purchases solar powered stations

Tech’s Sustainable Campus Committee and the Energy Conservation Group coordinated the purchase of six Solar Power-Doks charging stations to place in common areas on campus for the spring semester as part of the Green Initiative. Solar Power-Doks are self-contained power charging stations that give students the option to charge technology […]


Aziz Ansari booked as SOLO comedian

For the first time in the history of the SOLO Concert Series, Tech students are finally getting what they voted for. The winner of the popular vote, Aziz Ansari will be performing at the Hooper Eblen Center on April  4. Ansari received more votes than Gabriel Iglesias, Ralphie May, Joel […]


Administration to address domestic partnership employee benefits

Tech’s faculty senate has appointed a three-person sub committee to frame a statement in response to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville’s statement endorsing same sex benefits for employees. The issue will be resumed on Feb. 25 review the statement for approval. The faculty senate discussed extending benefits not only […]


Pickup strikes Tech student

  A pickup truck struck Brittany Taylor, freshman nursing major, while she was crossing U.S. 641 in Murray, Ky Friday, Feb. 1. According to the Murray Ledger, traffic was halted in north and southbound lanes on the highway. Taylor was air-lifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, where she is […]