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Heatin’ up the quad

The sixth annual “Heatin’ Up the Quad,” filled Tech’s main quad with students and community members to raise money and awareness for Tech’s Food Pantry.   The event, sponsored by the provost office, is part of the Tech Togetherness Initiative. Attendees judge a cooking competition.   “The goal of this […]

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Family Weekend

Tech’s population is expected to grow by hundreds this weekend as students and families celebrate the annual Family Weekend on campus. Organizers from Tech’s Office of New Student and Family Programs planned this event to give families a glimpse of their child’s college experience through several activities around town. “A […]

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Out with Grammer, in with Augustana

Augustana will replace Andy Grammer as the opening act for the upcoming S.O.L.O. concert.  Grammer’s booking agent informed the Tech Activities Board of the cancellation on Friday, Sept. 20. “‘He’s got some personal issues’ is what we’re told,” said student activities coordinator Katie Williams. According to Williams, Grammer confirmed with […]

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Family Weekend is Open to All

Tech’s family weekend will be Sept. 27-28. Most events are free to attend and are open to all Tech families. There will be a silent auction Friday, Sept. 27. The Golden Eagle women’s volleyball team will face Murray State in the same evening and a family movie will be shown […]

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Ansari SOLO concert rescheduled for April 30

Due to a scheduling conflict, Aziz Ansari will perform on campus Tuesday, April 30, not April 4 as originally scheduled. Ansari has been invited to perform for a benefit for Hurricane Sandy relief. Preliminary damage estimates from the hurricane that destroyed large parts of New York and New Jersey in […]

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Faculty senate discusses counseling discrimination bill

February 25, Tech’s faculty senate discussed bill SB 514 prohibiting disciplinary or discriminatory action to be taken against anyone refusing to counsel or service a client with different religious beliefs. Jim Bitter, Chair, TBR faculty sub-council, East Tennessee State University representative and professor of counseling, emailed the senate asking them […]

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Get Fit: Advice for a healthier physical you in the new year

At the start of a new  semester, students often set resolutions to make themselves better. Most of the time those resolutions involve getting in shape and staying fit.  On top of making resolutions, students are already preparing themselves for spring break. How to kill two birds with one stone? Goals […]

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Signs prove effective against trespassers

Break-ins late spring at the Memorial Gym pool have prompted campus officials to put up No Trespassing signs on the doors of the facility. “We have had the [trespassing] problem going back years,” John Steve Smith, interim chair of the department of exercise science, physical education and wellness, said. “Last […]

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Bill proposes to include minors on diplomas

Minors and most concentrations are excluded from being printed on students’ diplomas and transcripts. Most students, according to James Leverette, SGA graduate student representative, would like their minor to be printed on their diploma for recognition from the graduation department for being more knowledgeable in a concentrated area. Leverette said […]

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Police continue to investigate information security breach

The personal information of some former and current Tech employees was stolen over the summer. Up to 42 employees may have had their personal information compromised.  Campus Police Chief Gay Shepard said a former employee gained unauthorized access to the personal information. “One of the victims reported it to ‘Cookeville […]