President Oldham expresses pride for Tech community

In the aftermath of Tuesday morning’s tornado, Tech President Phil Oldham expressed his gratitude and pride for the work and passion demonstrated by Tech’s community members.   The tornado that touched down throughout Middle Tennessee Tuesday at approximately 2 a.m. was at least an EF-3, meaning winds were moving at […]

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Oracle staff member gets eagle-eye view of campus

A typical Tuesday for me includes working scholarship hours in the provost’s office, attending a newspaper staff meeting, having lunch with a friend and attending reporting class.   Nov. 12 was different. Very different.   That day, I flew over the campus and Cookeville in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. […]

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Halloween Door Decorating Contest winners

Tennessee Tech Halloween Door Decorating Contest Winners: 1st: Accessible Education Center – Al’s Toy Barn from Toy Story 2nd:, iCube –“It” theme 3rd: College of Engineering- crystal ball “Look inside the crystal ball, for engineering has it all.” Honorable mentions: Prescott Hall; School of Nursing


SGA run-off election today

SGA Presidential Candidates, Kyle Bieze and Emily McDonald, will face-off in a run-off election on Thursday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to neither candidate having the majority percentage of student votes. Although results from Tuesday’s voting showed Emily McDonald as the winner of the election Tuesday […]


“Where are the topics that actually matter to us as future leaders?”

Each week, I wait with baited breath for the next Oracle to be printed and rush to feel the antiquated pulp between my hands, the smell that only independent print can offer, but most importantly the Opinion page. I love seeing how these authors, presumably the most articulate and distinguished […]


U.S. Army announces plan to close TTU ROTC

  Tech’s Army ROTC program is one of 13 across the nation and three in Tennessee identified by the U.S. Department of Defense for closure. Tech received notification this week of the Army’s intentions. The move to close programs appears to be linked to budget decisions and the Army’s desire […]


WEB EXCLUSIVE-Facebook post leads to protest at library

“There’s no parking around Tech anymore” says Nathan Gregory as he stood observing his truck parked on the front sidewalk of the Volpe Library.     Gregory, a sophomore business major from Gallatin, TN, was the leader of a small scale parking protest held on Friday, Aug. 30 on Tech’s […]


College of Education

Student teachers are going to be a thing of the past in the College of Education this fall semester as the Ready2Teach program undergoes a huge makeover.                   “This fall, right now, is our first year of full implementation with ‘residents,’” said Julie Baker, assistant dean of the College of […]


Natnl College News

College ROTC Cadets could move from books to battlefields as the Obama administration draws its final decision on possible U.S. involvement in Syria.          Disapproval of Obama’s handling of Syria has increased to 60 percent this month, up 20 percent from last month, according to a Fox News Poll released […]