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School of Agriculture opens doors to showcase improvements

Tech’s School of Agriculture would like to invite everyone to come check out some new changes they have recently made to the department. The School of Agriculture is hosting an open house to give everyone the chance to see all the hard work that the faculty, staff and students have […]

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Students find illness not always a valid excuse for absence

Students heading to Student Health Services to obtain an excuse from class will more than likely leave empty-handed. “Our office does not give sick excuses,” Ray said. “We inform Student Affairs if a student has the flu, a communicable disease like chicken pox or if we send them to the […]

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Largest SOLO Fund concert voter turnout chooses LMFAO

Nearly 4,600 students out of Tech’s 11,768 voted in last Tuesday’s Student Organization Life Opportunity Fund band vote. LMFAO won with 1,544 student votes, or 33 percent, and Gym Class Heroes came in second with 900 votes, or about 19 percent. LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” is currently no. 10 on […]

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Hospital, greeks to swap land

Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Cookeville Regional Medical Center have entered into an agreement in principle for a land swap targeted to go into effect May 2013. The land swap will be an even-for-even trade, the 158 W. 7th St. property, where the fraternity is currently located, for three lots at […]

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Graduate enrollment bucks trend

Official enrollment numbers show that Tech has reached record undergraduate enrollment for the 11th consecutive year while graduate enrollment has decreased. The final count for 2011 enrollment overall is 11,768, a 2 percent increase. Undergraduate enrollment shows a 5.1 percent increase.  There has also been a 9 percent increase in […]

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Custodial outsourcing issue on table

Despite months of dissension, discussion and demonstration, Tech administrators have not been able to resolve the custodial outsourcing issue. The problems surrounding this subject are both economic and emotional.  Tech spends approximately 1.5 percent more of its budget in the Operations and Maintenance of Plant category when compared to the […]

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The Oracle’s new website launches

The Oracle is excited to announce the launch of its new website. The Oracle, Tech’s student-run newspaper, launched a new version of its website this morning. The website, designed and hosted by College Media Network, is the successor to the original website, which launched in February of 2009. The new website […]