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Nursing professor loses battle with cancer

Tech nursing students are mourning the loss of a nursing professor who passed away Nov. 11.  Sharon Thompson, associate professor for the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, died at her home after battling stage IV pancreatic cancer. Thompson announced her diagnosis to students in October. “We have an extremely close class […]

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Presidential candidate to visit Tech

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, front-runner in the recent Florida straw poll, will make a campaign stop at Tech Oct. 15. Cain is scheduled to speak to students about his presidential campaign at Derryberry Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. This event is open to the public, and is free. Also on […]

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Tech looks to increase pedestrian awareness

Every year, a few pedestrians are hit on Dixie Avenue by passing cars because of distractions and ignorance.   With only six crosswalks from William L. Jones Drive to 12th Street, many students walk across the street outside of the crosswalks.   Tech’s communications department was asked to raise awareness […]

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Weapons charges prompt policy review

A recent incident has administrators looking at weapons laws and trying to protect the safety of students on campus. Two weeks ago, Robert Erik Haggard, 19, was arrested for the possession of weapons on campus. According to the police report, Officer Jeffrey Bulakowski and Sgt. Sandy Thompson were patrolling the […]

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Eight Phi Gamma Delta brothers allegedly involved in theft ring

A Tech student and FIJI fraternity member was arrested by Cookeville City Police on embezzlement charges at a sporting goods store in Cookeville on Sept. 23, according to a Cookeville Police report. The report filed by Officer Justin Long said Hunter Nelson Crouch, 19, of East 10th Street, was arrested […]

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Parking garage in the works

A long-rumored parking garage will be built according to Tech’s Master Plan.   Building the STEM center displaced approximately 286 parking spaces and greening of the Capitol Quad courtyard will remove 142 additional spaces, according to the master plan used by the Facilities and Business Services.   To compensate for […]

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Position opening for The Oracle

The Oracle is seeking applicants for the Web Editor position. Your resume and a letter of intent are due Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. to Mrs. Eva Dingwall (RUC 364). Please include journalism and web design courses you may have taken or are currently taking in your letter. The position […]

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Human Ecology introduces new degree concentration

The School of Human Ecology introduced the child life concentration as a new option under the child development and family relations program this semester. All of the required classes for these two majors go hand-in-hand with the child life concentration due to the importance of understanding families and child development. […]

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TBR moves forward with president search

The Tennessee Board of Regents recently announced the qualifications for becoming Tech’s next president. TBR had their quarterly board meeting on Sept. 23, where they voted on the criteria for President Bell’s successor. For this position, the TBR prefers are an earned doctorate from an accredited institution, a distinguished record […]

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Nearly 100 employers to attend Career Day

With a 9.1 percent unemployment rate across the state, students will have the opportunity to get a start on their careers before graduation by attending the Career Fair Oct. 6 in the RUC. 92 companies are scheduled to attend the fair and registration is ongoing. Career Services staff said they […]