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Fit renovations to conclude, walking track to be replaced

Renovations that began at the Fit last year will end this semester. The Fit is getting a new roof this month, which allows replacement of the walking track located upstairs. Approximately 20 years after being built, the Fit began to undergo renovations to update and expand their facilities. “We feel […]

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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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Internet giants hoax consumers, fans

April Fools’ Day was filled with pranks by some of the biggest names on the internet. Google announced Google Nose Beta, which was allegedly designed to allow users to both search by scent and smell through search. “By intersecting photons with infrasound waves, Google Nose Beta temporarily aligns molecules to […]

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Tech Chorale to participate in Vatican mass

Tech’s Chorale group will be traveling to Italy for a concert tour in May. The ensemble has been preparing for their 10 day trip to Italy for a year now. The choir has historically traveled abroad, but never to Italy. “The choir director before me took a group to London. […]

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Professors play music for Sony Playstation 4

Several professors will have their names in the credits for playing musical pieces for the new Playstation 4 to be released later this year. Professor William Woodworth is one of Tech’s faculty to collaborate on instrumental pieces for the Sony gaming system. He was accompanied by Roger Martin, professor of […]

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Tech to host Baja SAE tournament

Hyder-Burks Agriculture Pavilion will transform into an off-road vehicle race track, as Tennessee Tech hosts the 2013 Baja SAE collegiate design tournament, open to the public April 18-21. Hundreds of Baja teams from all across the world will be competing by engineering and designing an off-road vehicle that will survive […]

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SGA passes bill to adopt dog as new live mascot

Tech fans could be cheering for Dammit if a recently passed resolution to adopt a live mascot makes its way through the faculty senate. Last Tuesday SGA passed a bill into action entitled “An Act to Adopt a Live Dammit the Dog Mascot.” Senator Drake Fenlon presented the bill to […]

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Faculty Senate supports benefit equality for all employees

Tech’s faculty senate passed the motion to offer benefit equality to faculty in domestic partnerships, during Monday’s meeting. Brian O’Connor, the president, said several members requested a secret ballot, which caused the senate to disagree. Several other members opposed the secret ballot, and motioned for a public vote. In a […]

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United Campus Workers travel to Nashville to protest pay raise inequality

The United Campus Workers organization is going to Nashville Tuesday March 12 to address Tennessee legislators on the uneven distribution of the potential 1.5 percent raises to state employees in Governor Haslem’s 2013 budget proposal. UCW is a union of people working with higher education faculty and staff to help […]