Month: February 2019


SAE closed for up to five years

The SAE house. Photo by Kendyl Seals.  Correction: Information about chapter members no longer living at the house on 68 W. Fifth St. was incorrectly attributed. The attribution has been changed in the following story to "officials said". Tech’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter is officially closed for up to five […]


Petition launched for open records policy change

Tech’s Society for Collegiate Journalists have started a petition asking the board of trustees to change the school’s policy to allow more access to public records. SCJ is a club formed for student media leaders on college campuses. The purpose of the club is to build leadership skills among student […]


Sports Roundup: February 2019

Sophomore forward Makenzie Coleman tips off against Eastern Kentucky University on Feb. 21.  Photo by Harrison Taylor.  Baseball The Golden Eagles kicked off the season with a series sweep of Western Illinois University. Tech won 8-3 and 7-4. Pitcher Caleb Morgan took home the season’s first Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher […]


Tech Activity Board donates to Tech food pantry

Senior civil and evironmental engineering major Mackenzie Martin participates in the annual Tech Activities Board “Build-A-Bear” on Tuesday in the RUC multipurpose room.  Photo by Logan Staley. The Tech Activity Board measured the success of their first spring project by the number of box dinners students donated to beat the […]


Students run Tech Players

Hidden behind the Jere Whitson Building, a group of individuals performs comedies, tragedies and musicals. The Tech Players, TTU’s drama club, produce three shows a semester and is open to anyone interested in theater, Professor Mark Creter, club faculty adviser, said.  “Once you’re cast in a show, you become a […]


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 […]