Day: December 13, 2017

News

Three-month-long hunt for new Tech Provost continues

Twelve candidates remain for provost and vice president of academic affairs after a search that included 69 applicants. A search committee led by Deans Liz Mullens and Paul Semmes, as well as administrators from the provost’s office, are searching for a qualified candidate to “articulate and implement an academic vision […]

News

Equity study shows rift in salary averages of professors

Campus salaries are lower than the national average, according to a study produced by Tech professors. Dr. Ada Haynes, professor of sociology and political science, and Dr. Troy Smith, assistant professor of history, worked several years to develop the report showing that salaries of faculty and staff, based on averages […]

News

Annual campus crime statistics decline in last year

Annual crime statistics show crime declined by 50 percent in 2016 compared to 2015 overall, although reports of dating violence and drug and liquor violations increased slightly. The number of dating violence incidents reported went from two in 2015 to four in 2016. Drug law violations went from six in […]

News

SGA hires secretary for open position

The Student Government Association named Rachel Baker as the new secretary on Dec. 4. Baker takes over the position after Rita Ramsey’s resignation on Oct. 30. Baker is a sophomore chemistry major whom has served as the SGA chief of staff this semester before becoming secretary and previously served as […]

Opinion

The Failure of Trumpcare

  After months of struggle, it seems Republicans are getting what they wanted: changes to Obamacare. But these changes will hurt those they promised to help, the middle class that will now have to bear higher burdens and will see their premiums increase next year. For the party of traditionalism, […]

Arts

Needed change comes to ‘Assassins Creed’

Sometimes change is a good thing. It feels as if with every subsequent entry, the “Assassin’s Creed” series changes too little and not often enough. The series’ newest title, “Assassin’s Creed: Origins,” embraces change to experiment with standards fans have come to accept. Through an overhauled combat system and an […]

Arts

EA’s Cryptobuck stops here

The gaming industry has recently grappled with the issue of microtransactions among top-tier gaming publishers.  Microtransactions have been primarily introduced in this generation of games, with the “poster children” being Electronic Arts’ FIFA, NHL and Madden franchises, which force players to invest hundreds of hours of time or real-life money. […]

Sports

TTU sports wrap-up

Shaq Calhoun rises above a Kennesaw State defender, Bryson Lockley, in the Golden Eagles 82-68 victory. Track: The track team participated in the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener in Nashville on Dec. 2. Fifteen athletes finished in the top 10 positions in 11 events. Junior Na’Asha Robinson won the 400-meter dash, and […]

Sports

Satterfield out, Zelenock resigns

In his two years as Golden Eagles Head Coach, Satterfield compiled a 6-16 record. Searches are underway for two athletic positions after the TTU volleyball coach resigned and the head football coach was terminated in the same week. Athletics Director Mark Wilson said he expects to have both positions filled […]

News

Majority of Miss TTU candidates found not following SGA rules

Baylie Bodiford Three out of five candidates for Miss TTU were penalized after an SGA committee determined they didn’t follow competition rules. Although the rules appeared unclear, each candidate acknowledged them by signing a contract stating the rules, SGA public relations spokesperson Baylie Bodiford said. It’s not uncommon for complaints […]