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Bell to lobby for expansion of Hyder-Burks

President Bob Bell is preparing to go to Washington, D.C. in early March to lobby for programs on campus and an expansion of the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. “We view it as an economic incentive plan,” Pat Bagley, Agriculture and Human Sciences dean, said. “It’s an investment in the future and […]

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Tuition Runs Out Day to highlight University operating costs

The Office of Annual and Special Programs is hosting the second annual Tuition Runs Out Day, with help from SGA, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20 on South Patio. “Tennessee Tech is a Tennessee Board of Regents school, by that we are partially state funded,” SGA President Lee […]

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International student enrollment sees yearly increases

Tech’s International Student Affairs Office is busy as the number of international students grows. Within the last five years, Tech’s student body has grown. According to an e-mail from Alexis Pope, Tech’s assistant director of admissions, one of the biggest increases comes from the international freshman. In Spring 2011, 53 […]

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Air quality prompts tests, warnings

An ongoing problem with the indoor air quality at South Hall has prompted doctor’s visits, numerous air quality tests and no resolution for faculty and students. Faculty and students on the second floor of South Hall first encountered symptoms of dizziness, headaches, nausea, elevated blood pressure and heart rate, breathing […]

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Barnes & Noble to compete for University bookstore bid

Bids for the University bookstore opened Feb. 3, with three vendors responding to the request for proposals. The contract with current owner, Barnes & Noble, whose successful proposals have retained its management of the bookstore since 1994, will expire at the end of June. Tech is looking to have a […]

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Armed robbery near campus prompts first TTU Alert of semester

Cookeville Police are currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred less than a mile from Tech. The robbery happened the night of Jan. 20, at the Dollar General Store located on West Broad Street. “The suspect was described as a male of stocky build, between 5 feet 8 inches to […]

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Engineering organization to travel overseas for construction projects

Some of Tech’s engineering students are taking their skills overseas to help less fortunate communities. Engineers Without Borders is a new student organization that will go to foreign countries to complete projects. The projects deal with building and rebuilding structures in a safer, more efficient way. There is a wide […]

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Mid-semester break may be lost as TBR common calendar comes up for review

Tennessee Board of Regents institutions may soon see changes in their academic calendars, including a potential shift in fall break schedules. Dec. 12, the members of the TBR Common Calendar Re-Evaluation Committee will meet to report their findings. Among the problems the committee plans to address is the Tech calendar […]

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Finals increase coffee sales

As finals approach, Tech students are filling up not only the library, but also the on-campus coffee shops. “The cofee sales at Starbucks go up more than 10 percent every year when finals week arrives,” Janetta Hunter, Starbucks manager, said. “This is not random. It’s because of finals week.” Hunter […]

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Obama announces his student loan plan

Tennessee Tech College Democrats and College Republicans say they are disappointed with both President Obama’s plan for dealing with student debt and the Republican candidates’ response. President Obama’s Plan Obama announced on Oct. 26 his plan that could bring relief to the 5.8 million Americans with student loans. The new […]