Day: February 12, 2019


Tech board awaiting decisions on vacancies

Two vacancies on the Board of Trustees need to be filled by Feb. 25. Barbara Fleming resigned in December and Governor Bill Lee has yet to appoint a replacement.  Melissa Geist was appointed as the faculty representative in 2016 and her term is coming to an end.  Geist is a […]


Parking committee evaluating survey results

Tech’s parking committee is reviewing survey responses in an effort to decrease parking complications. The parking committee was reassembled due to increasing parking complications and held its first meeting on Dec. 4 and will contain two student members.  Dawson Hassler, a senator for the College of Arts and Sciences, holds […]


Plan ahead: Students encouraged to develop safety strategy

Metal wedges that secure doors from the inside have been installed around campus.  Police Chief Tony Nelson wants students to remember three words in the case of an active shooter on campus: Run. Hide. Fight. At Chat with the President on Jan. 31, a student asked why there is not […]


Advocates seek change in open records policies

Open records advocates want Tech’s Board of Trustees to change the current public records policy to allow out-of-state students equal access to information.  The current proposed policy requires requestors to prove they are a Tennessee citizen by showing a valid driver’s license or “alternative acceptable form of identification” in order […]


SAE closure likely after death

The SAE house. Photo by Kendyl Seals. For the second time in five years, Tech’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter is facing closure.  Chapter members received a letter last month informing them the fraternity faces closure for four years in connection with the December death of alumnus Paul Hamilton “Catfish” Ten […]


Golden Girls Step Up

Tech’s Senior dance team member Sarah Rose cheers on the men’s basketball team at the Hooper Eblen Center on Jan 31. Photo by Kendyl Seals. Tech’s dance team improved 10 spots in this year’s national college competition at Disney World in Florida. The team competed in the United Cheer Association and […]


Tech committee considers extending semester

Julie Baker Tech’s scheduling committee is proposing extending semesters to 15 weeks to provide a more uniform schedule and avoid overlapping classes.  Dean Julie Baker who is co-chair of the committee, surveyed SGA members during a meeting on Jan. 28 about their opinions on the 14-week versus 15-week schedule.  Overall, […]


Fitness center experiences yearly spike

Tech’s Fitness Center experiences an overall increase in visitors in January thanks to New Year’s resolutions. “We see a big rush of people in the beginning of fall too, but there’s kind of a difference in what you see them do,” Kristin Morgan, senior sociology major and Fitness Center student […]


Museum rolls into RUC

Curator Angela Jennings begins her presentation of the Sankofa African-American Museum on Wheels artifacts to a group of 25 students and faculty.The museum was displayed at Tech Feb. 5-6. Photo by Rebecca Franey. Artifacts from Africa to Black Lives Matter attracted community members to the Tech Pride Room in honor of […]