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Oldham proposes pedestrian campus

Cars may not be welcome in the heart of campus if President Phil Oldham’s vision for a pedestrian greenway moves forward. “Increasing green space is just one element being considered as we look at what is best for everyone on campus in terms of parking, traffic, safety and aesthetics,” Oldham […]

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Kappa Sigma brother arrested for failed arson attempt

Kappa Sigma fraternity brother, John Cameron Null, 19, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., was arrested Friday after allegedly being involved in a dispute with a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Null is charged with reckless endangerment, arson by setting fire to a vehicle and public intoxication. According to a report […]

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Graduation numbers increase by almost 9 percent for spring ceremonies

Potential graduating seniors are up by about 100 students, or 8.7 percent, this spring in comparison to last spring. “Including [graduate] students, there are about 1,325 potential graduating students this semester,” Denise Burgess, administrative associate, said. “It is important to keep in mind that the actual number of graduates could […]

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Facebook allows UK users to chat with celebrities

Facebook is testing a new feature in the United Kingdom that gives users the option to pay to send messages to celebrities. For a maximum price of £10.68, or $16.32, you can send messages to any celebrity on Facebook. The price varies from person to person. For example, messaging Snoop […]

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SGA executives run unopposed

Student Government Association executive council candidates ran unopposed in the April 11 elections, making the elections unusually non-competitive compared to other universities.   “I think that no one [running] against us is just kind of a show of solidarity from the senate,” Clay Stubblefield, Tech’s new SGA president, said. “You […]

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Tech continues search for Provost

The search for a new Provost/vice president of academic affairs will continue this month as the search committee narrows the candidate pool, and brings finalists to Cookeville for campus interviews. The search to fill the position has been ongoing throughout the semester. “I met with President Oldham in January when […]

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Relay for Life celebrates to cure cancer

Cancer survivors and 24 student organizations will celebrate Relay for Life’s 100th birthday by raising money in a party-type atmosphere, April 12-13 from 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. on  Tech’s Main Quad.      Games, cake decorating competitions, a car bash, food and live bands will take place as participants […]

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Graduate assistant for SGA to be added in fall

SGA will add a new position this fall in order to help the bills that are passed move quicker through the process of being put into action.    “Sometimes bills take weeks to be put into action while others can take months,” said Marc Burnett, vice president of student affairs. […]

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Tech purchases mobile charging stations

Tech’s Telecommunications department has coordinated with KwikBoost to purchase mobile charging stations for use in several locations across campus. Prompted by the University’s recent purchase of solar powered tables, KwikBoost contacted the Telecommunications department about the possibility of purchasing mobile charging stations that would allow students to charge phones, MP3 […]

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Campus crime remains low despite small police department

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual Crime on Campus Report April 3, which showed Tech’s crime rates are up from last year’s report. “Given that Tech has such a small department, I am very pleased with this year’s report,” said Gay Shepherd, campus police chief, said.  “I would […]