Day: September 27, 2019


Annual Study Abroad Fair draws in hundreds of students

Over 350 students attended the Study Abroad Fair, an event to introduce students to the opportunities available to learn in a different part of the world on Sept. 17 in the Tech Pride Room. The fair provided information about programs, financial aid, the application process and allowed students to meet […]


Fraternity suspension lifted

Tech officials lifted a six-day suspension against Phi Gamma Delta members and assigned them a remediation plan after deeming a videotaped incident a “juvenile prank” and not hazing.   The “incident” occurred at the chapter house on Sept. 11, involving Phi Gamma Delta members forcing a new member into a […]


Family travels from Japan to celebrate Family Weekend

The Sugano family travelled more than 6,500 miles from Tokyo, Japan, to celebrate Tech’s annual Family Weekend event starting Sept. 13 with their daughter Kaede. Kaede Sugano, a freshman business information technology major, welcomed her parents and grandparents after they travelled 13 hours from Japan. “Before coming to Family Weekend […]


More information released in child pornography case

A Tech student accused of possessing child pornography admitted to downloading a pornographic video, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the Oracle. Tatsushi Shibata, a 24-year-old accounting major from Japan, was arrested on Sept. 5. The Cookeville Police Department issued a search warrant for the warrant directed the affiant […]


Quarterly Board of Trustees meeting highlights rankings

Tech’s enrollment, retention rates and the naming of two buildings and a lecture hall are highlights from the quarterly Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday. University President Phil Oldham gave his report on university statistics and rankings. Tech ranked No. 135 among 400 national universities in the U.S. News and […]

Football Sports

Freshman earns Newcomer of the Week

Freshman wide receiver Metrius Fleming earned his second Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week award, andhonorable mention forSTATS FCS National Freshman of the Week after the Virginia-Wise game.   Fleming ended the game with 161 all-purpose yards, including a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to help Tech defeat […]


Fall Festival for all ages

Nearly 500 people are expected to attend this year’s Fall Festival at Tech’s Hyder-Burkes Pavilion this weekend, an organizer said.   The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hyder-Burkes Pavilion is located on Gainesboro Grade less than two miles west of Tech and belongs to the College […]


Opinion: What qualifies as hazing?

A group of men bound a young member of the FIJI fraternity with rope, put a bag over his head and threw him into a shower earlier this month. A video taken of the event and published on social media clearly shows actions defined as hazing under the school’s Greek […]


Equestrian team prepares for show season

Tech’s equestrian team is gearing up for another show season. On Sept. 28 the western riders will depart for the year’s first show, which is held by the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.   Meanwhile, the English riders are preparing for their first show at Sewanee: The University of the […]


Volleyball team rallies during home invitational

Tech’s volleyball team ended the Golden Eagle Invitational champion last weekend at the Hooper Eblen Center. Tech tied with Middle Tennessee State University, Southern Illinois University for the invitational champion title. Western Illinois University also competed. Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Dorsey crushed her previous career high of 14 kills by […]