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Crawford residents, Marc Burnett to Paint the Night Away Thursday

Crawford residents and Marc Burnett will paint the night away at 7 p.m. March 29 on the bottom floor of Crawford Hall. Paint the Night Away is a new art program for Crawford residents. The program is similar to places like Cookeville’s Art Mill. Burnett, Student Affairs vice president, will […]

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3.0 GPA, 21 ACT score may both be required for future HOPE scholars

A bill that restricts eligibility for the HOPE scholarship is working its way through the Tennessee General Assembly. Currently, incoming students need to maintain a 3.0 high school grade point average or have a minimum ACT score of 21 to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship. If the bill passes, students […]

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Award-winning journalist, author Moore-Emmett to address polygamy

Author and award-winning journalist Andrea Moore-Emmett presents at 7 p.m., March 27 in Derryberry Auditorium. Moore-Emmett is the author of “God’s Brothel: The Extortion of Sex for Salvation in Contemporary Mormon and Christian Fundamentalist Polygamy and the Stories of 18 Women Who Escaped,” as well as several articles on polygamy, […]

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Tech welcomes world-renowned author, speaker Maya Angelou

Civil rights activist Maya Angelou is scheduled to visit Tech March 20. Angelou will be speaking at 7 p.m. in Derryberry Auditorium. Tickets for the event are free while they last through March 16 at the Women’s Center in Pennebaker Hall. “We’re just trying to fill Derryberry,” Diana Lalani, Women’s […]

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Residential hall to undergo renovations in 2013

Tech anticipates closing half of residential hall M.S. Cooper/Pinkerton during the 2013 spring semester to begin a $3 million renovation project. According to Charles Macke, director of residential life, it will be a major renovation, complete with new air conditioning and heating units, doors, plumbing, bathroom units, vinyl plank flooring […]

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Students petition Bell to reconsider outsourcing

Two Tech students presented petitions opposing custodial outsourcing with more than 1,500 signatures to President Bob Bell Tuesday. Shayne Bilbrey, secondary education major, and Paige Sawyers, sociology major, delivered the petitions, which had been signed by Tech students, staff and faculty as well as members of the Cookeville community. “[Bell] […]

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Tech international student dies in Friday night car accident

A Tech International student from Saudi Arabia died in a one-vehicle crash traveling North Bound County Farm Road late last Friday night, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol. The victim was identified as Hassan M. Alnasser, 25. Alnasser was a senior finance major scheduled to graduate this December. “Alnasser was as […]

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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 […]