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Tech, GSU: Showdown No. 2

In a Nov. 18 game held at the GSU’s Assembly Center, Tech managed a thrilling 80-74 overtime victory in front of an estimated 4,200 fans.
An even larger attendance count is due for the second version of Lincoln Parish bragging rights, the game following a 6 p.m. matchup between the women’s teams at Tech and the University of Arizona (6 p.m.).
“It was a great game at their place,” said Tech coach Kerry Rupp. “It was a great atmosphere with two teams fighting to get a win. We are excited to get Grambling on our floor this time around.”

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Studies show kids are not OK

The thing about moral norms is they take work — hard work — to inculcate in any of us, much less the average 19-year-old. It would certainly be a lot easier for most of us parents if the postmodernist myth were true.
But this week two big pieces of evidence came in showing that the kids are not OK. Really not OK at all.

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University weaknesses must be fixed

In other words, our weaknesses showed up across the board. This is not OK.
Rather than tucking its tail between its legs and feeling sorry for itself, our state should confront these findings head-on. State and university leaders must accept the challenge that lies ahead and work harder than ever to improve our education system.
Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Sally Clausen said the state’s grades on the report are “embarrassing.” She’s right, and we’ve got to do something to fix them.

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Tech comes back to life

Expectations are that student enrollment will be stable compared to last year, even in the midst of a recession that, according to reports from a nonprofit private agency called the National Bureau of Economic Research, has dragged since this time last year.
Registrar Bob Vento, who describes himself as a glass-half-full type, points to classes filling up and steady traffic in Ruston and Tech’s Barksdale campus in Bossier City as positives. Still, he can’t be sure of the situation until official tallies come out around Dec. 16, the official ninth class day.

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