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Engineers Without Borders to construct a wheelchair ramp for injured Cookeville man

A group of engineers are expanding beyond Tech’s campus to help others. Members of Engineers Without Borders, a student organization that formed last semester, are building a wheelchair ramp tomorrow for someone in need. “It’s for a young man who lives north of Cookeville with his father,” Robert Griffin, Engineers […]

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Speak Up rally to raise disability, discrimination awareness

The Student Council for Exceptional Children will host Speak Up, a rally that promotes disability awareness, March 31. The rally is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tech’s campus at Memorial Gym. According to Katherine Cox, president of SCEC, the purpose of this rally is […]

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ResLife, Habitat for Humanity host Cardboard City on Main Quad

Tech’s Residential Life is hosting Cardboard City from 7 p.m. March 30 to 7 the following morning March 31 at the main quad. Cardboard City, co-hosted by Habitat for Humanity, is an event raising awareness about homelessness and hunger. Proceeds and donations for the event will be split between the […]

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Tech among state’s most popular schools for ACT submissions

According to the latest ACT test statistics, Tech ranked as the fifth most popular school to send test scores to among Tennessee ACT takers. According to act.org, Tech ranked in the top five schools in the state for the past five years. Tech’s numbers rank over schools such as Vanderbilt […]

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Community voices opinion on future president

Tech hosted an open forum Feb. 17 for the Cookeville community to speak about what they want in a new president and to ask the Greenwood/Asher & Associates Inc. search firm about the process. “We do not worry about numbers, we worry about quality of candidates,” Betty Asher, Greenwood/Asher & […]

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SOLO Super Fund lacks student group participation

SGA’s Student Organization Life Opportunity Bill General Operating Fund has excess funds available to students and student groups. The SOLO Bill is designed provide Tech students with more than a concert each semester. The bill is divided into two sections, the Super and the General Funds. The Super Fund, which […]

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Annual Engineering Week to offer fun, food, leadership training

Tech athletes aren’t the only students getting ready for a major competition. Engineers Week starts Monday, Feb. 20 and engineers across campus are preparing for the annual events. Students from every engineering department compete against each other. “It’s a fun competition between all the different majors,” Robert Griffin, Engineering Joint […]

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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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Residential Life Office to host second annual Cardboard Boat Race

Tech’s Residential Life Office plans to set sail for the second annual Cardboard Boat Race at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Fitness Center pool. Residence halls will compete against one another by making and racing cardboard boats. A panel of judges will score the boats on different categories […]

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Tech to revamp building letter code system

The University’s campus building abbreviations are changing, with the first being Derryberry Hall’s sign by Feb. 21. Tech has used a two-letter abbreviation system for building names for several years. The new building abbreviations will use three and four letter codes to prevent potential confusion caused by the two-letter system.  […]