Day: April 17, 2018


Tech’s One World hosts Q&A panel comprised of local Muslim women

Muslim women in Cookeville answered questions about Islam and their personal experiences living as minorities in the United States during a panel discussion April 3 in Prescott Hall. The panel of six Muslim women consisted of community members Dr. Abir Eldaba, Dr. Ambareen Siraj, Arwen Stewart, Dr. Perihan Fidan, Hosi […]


Newspaper thief confesses to police

A freshman electrical engineering student admitted taking about 800 copies of The Oracle last month, telling police he needed them for his former high school’s float. In an interview with police, Robert Zennie admitted he is the person seen on surveillance video carrying newspaper bundles from Roaden University Center, according […]


Student arrested for public intoxication

Campus police arrested a student for public intoxication after responding to a disturbance in Tech Village on April 8, according to a police report.  Tucker Eckenrode, 19, has been charged with public intoxication and underage consumption of alcohol, according to the report. Sgt. David Harris requested back-up after hearing a […]


Oakley resigns from trustee board

Millard Oakley, one of Tech’s most prolific benefactors, resigned his seat on the board of trustees, citing conflicting commitments, according to a statement released April 9. In a letter addressed to President Phil Oldham, Oakley said he has “other business interest out of state and needed to cut back on […]


SGA senators reinstated

SGA members reinstated three senators last week who had been previously suspended for leaving a meeting to prevent a vote. Senators Michael Stooksbury, Aarom Sams and Nicholas Lawson apologized to the full senate on April 2 and were officially reinstated after two separate votes. The trio’s departure from a March […]


Tech celebrates WOW festival

Photo by Marcelo Gonzales The 21 annual Window on the World festival bestowed its highest award to international peace advocate Linda Ragsdale on April 14. The Mandala Award honors a community member who embodies the theme of WOW by promoting intercultural understanding. This year’s recipient, Linda Ragsdale, is an award-winning […]


Oldham accepts contract amidst Fitzgerald scandal

President Phillip Oldham accepted a five-year contract on March 29, worth $325,682 annually after an 8-1 vote to offer him the contract from the board of trustees a week earlier. Oldham is in his sixth year as president of Tennessee Tech, but has yet to receive a contract offer until […]


Clothesline Project brings violence against women awareness to Tech

Shirts hanging in the Tech Pride Room on April 3 provided visual messages about violence against women during the Clothesline Project sponsored by the TTU Women’s Center. “I think one thing as college students, as people in this semi-rural community, we don’t think it happens in the area we live,” […]


Teacher’s salaries: a faceless problem

Teacher pay cuts were announced recently in Kentucky. Many programs suffered losses, and many others were completely cut. This is unnaceptable. We need to invest, now more than ever, in education. Teacher’s salaries have been stagnant for years, and now teacher unions have started to protest all over the country. […]