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Tech’s original Golden Eagle mascot dies

Tech’s first Golden Eagle mascot, Max Alderson, 70, died Thursday afternoon following health complications and cancer. Alderson served as Tech’s first Golden Eagle mascot during the 1961, 1962 and 1963 athletic seasons. Alderson returned to Tech as Golden Eagle during this year’s Homecoming festivities. “To me, once I had dressed […]

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Semester starts with multiple marijuana busts

Three students, including one associated with the Tech men’s basketball team, were reported to Tech police for alleged narcotics violations in New Hall South residence hall during the first week of classes.    According to the police report, a student in the dorm called Tech police Jan. 17 at 7:05 […]

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Students choose Eric Church for fall concert

Eric Church is the April 12 SOLO vote winner for Tech’s fall 2012 concert. Church, the 2011 Academy of Country Music top new solo artist, won the vote by more than 50 percent over second place Josh Turner and other opponents Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Billy Currington and Sarah Evans, […]

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TBR announces final three candidates for Tech presidency

The Tennessee Board of Regents announced the three Tech presidential search finalists on Thursday. The Search Advisory Committee narrowed the candidate pool to three, after completing interviews on Wednesday and Thursday. The finalists will visit Tech next week to meet with various university constituent groups, including faculty and staff, students […]

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Alcohol, attendance fee raise concerns

Controversy surrounds President Bob Bell’s April 21 retirement banquet. Some students are concerned about alcohol being served at the function, while faculty and staff are choosing not to attend due to the $42 attendance fee. The banquet, which is in the RUC, is closed to students, with the exception of […]

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Renovations to begin on former Prescott Middle School

Tech is scheduled to begin projects on two recently purchased buildings, Foundation Hall and Southwest Hall, as the semester ends. Foundation Hall, formerly Prescott Middle School, is to undergo maintenance to 14 classrooms, beginning April 16. “We’ll be going in there now, starting to clean it up, getting ready for […]

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Shortened registration period overloads server, causes frustration among students

Last Monday, Tech’s website was overloaded due to 8,000 students scheduled to register for classes on the same day. “We were intentional in trying to allow more students to register earlier in the week,” Robert Hodum, Enrollment Management associate vice president, said. “Over time, we’ve added more appointments every 15 […]