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Flooding in Henderson Hall Forces Faculty to Relocate

Days before the spring semester at Tech, a rainstorm hit Cookeville and caused increased flooding. Henderson Hall began to see leakages. In the basement, multiple offices and classrooms were damaged. The flood is said to have been caused by a combination of a pipe burst and the heavy rainstorm. No […]

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Tech President Phil Oldham Dropped from Faculty Lawsuit

President Phil Oldham has been dismissed as a defendant – in his official capacity – from a lawsuit filed by university faculty members. Andrew Smith, an English instructor, and Dr. Julia Gruber, an associate professor of German, filed suit last fall after allegedly suffering “adverse action intended to chill their […]

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Homecoming Returns with In-Person Events

The 90th Tech Homecoming is right around the corner and it promises to bring back traditional, in-person events. The theme this year is Homecoming Through the Decades. The banner contest is the first event, with student organizations hanging their banners in the RUC lobby on Nov. 8. On Tuesday, Nov. […]

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Tech Alumnus and New York Times Reporter Passes Away

America needs journalists. America needed Russ Kick. Kick, Tennessee Tech alumni and self-proclaimed “rogue transparency activist,”died on Sept. 12 of this year, at the age of 52. The cause of death is unconfirmed, but his sister, Ruth Kick, mentioned that he had been in poor health for over ten years. […]

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U.S. Rep. John Rose Meets with SGA

U.S. Rep. John Rose paid a visit to the Student Government Association’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 18 to discuss his experience in office with the SGA members . Rose is currently serving his second term representing the Sixth District of Tennessee. He graduated from Tech with a bachelor’s degree in […]

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California Wildfires Affects Tech Student

The landscape is barren, burnt and black. The air is thick, dense and smokey. The frames of cars and foundations of homes are all that remain. Though there’s no military presence, this is America’s warzone. “I mean, if someone had told me that a battle had been fought there, I […]

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Tech Lifts Mask Mandate for Vaccinated Individuals

At 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, an email was sent to all of Tech’s community, adjusting the mask regulations on campus: vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear masks on campus, though some questions remain. On August 16, three days before classes started, administration informed students and faculty […]

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Tech’s graduation rate sets record

Tech announced its highest six-year graduation rate ever, the University said in a news release on  Thursday, Oct. 7. According to a report from President Phil Oldham, the six-year graduation rate hit 60% for students who started in the fall of 2015. This is a 3% increase from last year’s […]