Month: October 2018


Board concludes Fitzgerald investigation

Trustee Trudy Harper.  Photo by Kendyl Seals A nine-month internal investigation into a Tech research project for Fitzgerald Glider Kits found it to be “methodologically sound” but certain conclusions were inaccurate, according to a letter released by Trustee Trudy Harper. Specifically, investigators determined the statement “Our research showed that optimized […]


Students react to Elkeelany indictment

Graphic by Britney Beaty Students in Dr. Omar Elkeelany’s computer engineering class received an email saying they had a new professor on Sept. 30. Less than two weeks later they would learn their professor had been indicted for possessing child pornography.  Dr. Omar Elkeelany.   Photo obtained from Dr. Elkeelany's […]


AAUP survey: Faculty lacks confidence in Oldham, Tech administration

A survey conducted by Tech’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors reveals nearly 42 percent of respondents are "Very dissatisfied" with President Phil Oldham's job performance. Data obtained from Tech's AAUP blog Tenured faculty overwhelmingly lack confidence in the school’s current administration including President Phil Oldham, according to […]


Tennessee Tech engineering professor indicted for child porn

Dr. Omar Elkeelany.  Photo obtained from Dr. Elkeelany's Tennessee Tech webpage. Police believe Tech engineering professor Dr. Omar Elkeelany may have fled the United States after being indicted on a charge related to sexual exploitation of a minor, Putnam County authorities said. On Oct. 1, investigators presented the evidence to […]


Review: Bob’s Burgers season 9

Bob’s Burgers is back and funnier than ever for its ninth season. The Emmy-winning show premiered in 2011 and continues to enchant with its witty banter, colorful characters and musical flavor. The show follows the Belcher family, including parents Bob and Linda and their three children Tina, Gene and Louise. […]


Trump rallies Tennessee supporters ahead of midterms

President Donald Trump takes the stage during his Oct. 1 rally in Johnson City ahead of the November midterm elections.  Photo by Noah McKay. President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to vote for Republican candidates in Tennessee at a rally in Johnson City Oct. 1 and warned of a potential […]


Annual Fall Fun Fest Comes to Hyder-Burks Pavilion

Liam and Annalee Clark take turns lassoing a "bull". Photo by Britney Beaty People of all ages gathered at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion Sept. 29, to explore the Antique Engine and Tractor Show Fall Festival. The annual festival is organized by students and faculty from Tech’s School of Agriculture in […]


Train and Travel with the Tennessee Tech ROTC

U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters land on the president's lawn at Tennessee Tech on the afternoon of Sept. 11.  Photo by Emma Kenner Students gather around the helicopter listening to ROTC officers about the history and procedures of a helicopter landing.  Photo by Emma Kenner. Luke Hornby (left) demonestrates the […]


Empowerment through Self-Discovery and Sisterhood

Three WOW members show posters they made. Photo by Jamie Pease Women of Worth is empowering women all across Tech’s campus. The group, created in 2014, is run by Chandler Keys, a senior mechanical engineering major.  “We try to have events catered to what the students want to talk about […]


Tech alumni seeks to start recovery program

A Tech graduate and recovering addict wants to start an organization on campus to help students struggling with addiction stay sober and do well in school.  Nathan Payne graduated last year with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in political science. He is currently a lifeline coordinator for […]