Author: Irene W. Sullivan


Safe: Tornado destroys Tech student’s home

Three-year old Kellan Brown heard a storm early Tuesday morning and ran to wake his mom, Tech student, Emily Hendrixson. The heavy rainstorm masked the sound of a tornado.       “We were asleep. Kellan woke us up. It just sounded like heavy rain,” Bryce Watts, said. “We heard […]


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 […]