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Two-headed snake donated to Tech, now faces challenges in survival

The two-headed snake donated to the Biology department in October made its first live appearance to the Cookeville community Homecoming weekend, but still faces multiple threats to survival. Paul Carver of Clarksville, Tenn., donated the two-headed baby king snake to Tech’s Biology department after discovering the snake in his backyard. […]

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Students find alternatives to big banks

Over the past two months, credit unions across the United States have seen a dramatic increase in membership and deposits. The Credit Union National Association reported Nov. 15 that 700,000 people have joined a credit union within the past month. CUNA also stated that the new members brought in roughly […]

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Tech Speech and Debate team successful at Barbeque Capital Tournament in Owensboro

Tech’s Speech and Debate team returned victorious from the 20th annual Barbeque Capital Tournament with at least one trophy each. The team competed against 10 other schools at Owensboro Community and Technical College. While at the tournament, members competed and brought home awards in numerous categories, including Radio Broadcasting, Dramatic […]

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Tech student hit by vehicle on campus

A Tech student was struck by a vehicle on campus on Nov. 8, according to a Tech police report. Robert L. Ryder, 22, reported to Tech police that a vehicle on campus struck him on Tuesday afternoon as he “started to walk across the street to go to Brown Hall.” […]

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Despite recession, fundraising efforts record-breaking

While the nation faces a continued recession, Tech’s department of University Advancement is making fiscal progress through record-breaking fundraising numbers. “In the last fiscal year, the University had its largest fundraising ever, raising over 7.3 million dollars,” Mark Hutchins, vice president of University Advancement, said. “TTU has been fortunate that […]

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IFC Movember returns for third year, brings back mustache trend

Tech’s Inter-Fraternity Council is hosting Movember, a philanthropy that benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation, throughout the month of November. Each organization that participates in this philanthropy volunteers a representative who will attempt to grow a mustache on his clean shaven face through the rest of November while raising money. Each […]

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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 […]