Month: September 2019


Tech students immerse in foreign medicine

A group of 10 Tech nursing students broadened their horizons this summer working with patients in Havana, Cuba.   For many of the students, the trip represented the first experience in another country. For Dr. Melissa Geist, professor of nursing, it was her ninth trip to Cuba.   While in […]


Additional online class fees explained

Despite increased fees, taking online courses at Tech is still cheaper than taking the same courses through a similar statewide program Tech officials said.   This semester, a 40% fee for online courses became the topic of discussion among many students who were unaware of the fee.   “The difference […]


New app allows citizens to aid police

Cookeville Police Department is now turning to technology to help with the reporting and awareness of crime throughout the city and the Tech’s campus.   “Neighbors by Ring” is an app that allows users to report crimes in their neighborhood and to upload photo and video evidence to warn the […]


FIJI investigation concludes no hazing

An official investigation concluded Phi Gamma Delta did not engage in hazing in a video and will not be officially disciplined for what they characterize as a “juvenile prank,” a fraternity official said.   Members of Phi Gamma Delta, also known as FIJI, will be required to complete educational sanctions […]

News Sports

Running to the finish line

Golden Eagles Class of 2023 ran past the golden eagle statue to the end zone during the Running of the Freshman before the Tech vs. Virginia-Wise football game on Saturday. Running of the freshman has been a tradition for seven years. Athletic Director Mark Wilson said promotion and intricate detail […]


History Club Book Sale

TTU History Club raised $1,000 last week at a book sale normally held by Phi Alpha Theta, said Jenny Huffman, TTU History Club President.   “Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society, hasn’t had a chance to run the sale in two or three years. They gave us a […]


Tech student arrested for child pornography

Cookeville police arrested a Tech student on charges of possession of child pornography on Sept. 5. According to a press release, the Cookeville Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children, issued a warrant for an investigation regarding sexual exploitation of a minor for the residence of Tatsushi Shibata. Shibata, 24, is […]