Day: February 21, 2020


SGA holds absentee ballot drive

SGA sponsored an absentee ballot drive and FAQ session to inform students on how to place their vote from school during dead hour on Tuesday and Thursday.   SGA members saw a need for better education and understanding of voting while in college, which prompted the idea of the drive […]


Flat rate tuition follow-up

A new tuition and fee structure that would raise tuition for full-time students was proposed to the Board of Trustees at their December meeting.   The new structure would consolidate all mandatory fees and tuition into one.   Under this fee structure, all full-time students would be charged the same […]


Web development: A gap in education

When I joined The Iris Review, Tennessee Tech’s creative literary magazine, the faculty advisor asked if anyone could take care of the website.   Whether the students were intimidated by the task or unsure how to start, nobody seemed willing to volunteer. Since then I’ve realized a gap in our […]


Wings of Kindness takes flight

President Phil Oldham and Tech first lady Kari Oldham made a blog post Monday, Feb. 10 announcing their new “Wings of Kindness” initiative.   Mrs. Oldham noticed the kindness Tech students, faculty and staff demonstrate regularly and wanted to recognize them.   “Throughout 2020, Phil and I will acknowledge many […]


Backpack Project gives to underprivileged children

Members of Commission on the Status of Blacks and the Backpack Project distributed 55 backpacks to underprivileged school children in surrounding areas.   The partnership, originally scheduled Jan. 24 in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was rescheduled for Feb. 7 due to sickness.   The Backpack Project […]


All-American Rejects to perform at SOLO Concert

The All-American Rejects, an alternative rock band, is scheduled to perform at the spring SOLO concert at 8 p.m. April 2 at The Hooper Eblen Center.   Nashville gospel and blues singer Devon Gilfillian is scheduled to perform as the opening act.   Nick Wheeler, Tyson Ritter and Jesse Tabish […]


Students admit to marijuana possession

Two 19-year-old male students were sent to the dean after admitting to possession of marijuana in Warf Hall on Jan. 20.   A residential assistant who reported the incident to campus police said they had previous complaints about a marijuana smell, according to a campus report.   The officer went […]

Baseball News Sports

Rain could affect baseball and softball seasons

Cookeville rain could cause canceled games and practices for the 2020 Golden Eagle baseball and softball seasons.   Scott McCrary, Campus Landscape and Ground Manager at Tech, discussed the challenges of turf care and how he preps the fields for the upcoming seasons.   “With all of the rainfall last […]


Trip to Germany announced

Associate professor of German Julia Gruber is looking for 10 students to travel abroad to Berlin, Vienna, Hamburg and Salzburg from May 11-25.   German major Nancy Webb said she always liked the idea of moving abroad and attending the trip last year made her sure.   The trip costs […]