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Long Ball

In baseball, home runs excite fans because they are relatively rare, unpredictable, and most often literal game changers. They immediately stir strategy and raise stakes. The Cookeville Higher Education Campus promises to be that same type of game changer for

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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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Memphis to Mountain City

Have you ever really looked at the official University seal for Tennessee Tech? Chances are, if you are like most of us, you have glanced at it on occasion but never really considered the relevance of its symbolism. One of

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Words are still powerful

As we remind ourselves of the power and importance of free speech, I invite the campus community to mark Constitution Day with Tennessee Tech this evening. David Kopel, attorney and adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of

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Words are powerful…

The framers of our U.S. Constitution knew well how powerful words capture the hearts and minds of people.  They knew from personal experience that information had to be free and accessible to all for any government to exist, as Abraham

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