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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 […]

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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 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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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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Smell in Evins prompts drug bust

Tech student Elzabad Helon Ferguson III, 19, was cited in Evins residence hall Feb. 22 for simple possession of marijuana.    Tech police officers Jeffrey Bulakowski and Sandy Thompson were dispatched to Evins residence hall in reference to the smell of marijuana Friday about 1 a.m., according to the police […]