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Big Dreams, Humble Beginnings

On March 27, 1915, Tennessee Governor Thomas Rye signed the charter establishing Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in Cookeville, Tennessee. However, the effort to establish a school, college, or university in Cookeville had begun several years earlier. Cookeville’s remote location and meager

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Fly Like an Eagle

There is a rhythm to a university campus, as I noted in a post early last fall, and each time of year has its own unique charm. This past Saturday was a perfect example of the bittersweet conclusion of another academic

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Back to the Future…

From H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, we all seem to be intrigued by time travel. Despite changing circumstances and situations, our history influences our present and future much more than we generally care to

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