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Homecoming participation sees increase

Participation in Homecoming week events has increased in every category this year, according to the Tech Activities Board. Overall there are 18 different organizations participating this year, which include the learning villages and residential halls, Greek Life, and religious groups. Each organization had the choice of which events to participate […]

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Quidditch Club launches at Tech

A new sport based on a popular book series is being established at colleges across the nation, including at Tech. The Tech Quidditch Club is a new organization based on the popular sport in the Harry Potter series. “It’s definitely a contact sport,” Kellie Davis, sophomore and co-president of the […]

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Campus competitions boost student spirit

Twenty-five organizations are participating in the 2011 annual student competition that coincides with Tennessee Tech’s Homecoming football game and celebration this Saturday. Of those participating, 13 greek organizations are competing in the student Homecoming contest taking place the week prior to the football game. “I think Greeks are very involved […]

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Campus prepares for centennial celebration

On March 27, 1915, Governor Thomas Rye signed into law an act creating Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, according to the Tech website. Over the summer Facilities and Business Services started renovating Tech’s buildings and commons areas for the centennial celebration in 2015. According to Glenn Binkley, assistant director of Facilities and […]

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Former Tech Athletics trainer arrested for child pornography

A former Tech Athletics trainer was arrested on child pornography charges Oct. 21 in Cookeville, according to a Putnam County grand jury indictment. Upton Dabney Jr., 43, of Briarwood Street, was arrested Friday afternoon by Putnam County Sherriff’s Deputy Tory Womack and booked into the Putnam County jail, where bond […]

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Committee aims for higher food quality

Tech’s Food Services has established a Food Committee in an effort to help improve the quality of food and students’ overall experiences in on-campus dining. The committee, which is expected to meet once a month, met Oct. 11. The committee consists of students, faculty and staff. Sam Holm, director of […]

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Doctorate not required for Tech presidency

The Tennessee Board of Regents chose do not require a doctoral degree in order to become the next president at Tech. TBR voted on the criteria for Tech’s presidential search during their quarterly board meeting Sept. 23. Among the qualifications for each candidate, the first one listed states that they […]

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Panhellenic announces plans for new sorority next semester

The Tennessee Tech Panhellenic Council has decided to bring a new chapter onto campus in the spring of 2012 due to overcrowded sororities. National Panhellenic Council area officer Tricia Barber and Greek Life adviser Katie Williams agreed to open campus for expansion in the spring. Waiting until spring will allow […]

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STEM Center now home to exotic animals

The STEM Center is no longer accompanied by only students, teachers and staff. Room 131 houses a hedgehog and a rose-haired tarantula. These animals live in their respective cages and are on a feeding schedule administered by instructors and students. Rosie, the rose-haired tarantula, feasts upon live crickets, and Reggie, […]

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Students gather at New Hall North for weekly pancake night

At 10 p.m. every Thursday, students gather in the lobby of New Hall North for light conversation over free pancakes. New Hall North resident assistants continue pancake night, a regular event targeting hungry Tech students, with the help of Tech’s Treehouse learning village. “It gives the students a good break, […]