11:03 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: TEDx Texas Tech Asks "What If?"

Scientist Katharine Hayhoe talked about climate change and its' long term effects. Picture by Allison Terry.

What if a Saturday could change your life? On February 28, attendees of TEDx Texas Tech University were asked this question, and many more.  

The TEDx event was held in the Allen Theatre at the Texas Tech Student Union on Saturday. There were over 700 people in attendance, and 13 speakers. The topics ranged from space to “Fifty Shades of Grey”, offering something for everyone.

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1:41 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Life. Hope. Courage:Stories of Cancer Trailer

1 in 4 Americans will die of cancer, it costs 85 billion dollars a year, it effects all of us. "Life. Hope. Courage" is the story of the people who show courage in their fight, hope in their resiliency, and celebrate life. Texas Tech Public Media is proud to present this film Sunday March 22 @ 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 @ 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 26 @ 7:30 p.m., and Thursday April 2 @ 7:30 p.m.

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3:39 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: National, Local Events Lead to 1961 TTU Desegregation

Lucille Graves, left, was the first black student to enroll at Texas Tech University.

1960s desegregation in the Deep South was a tense situation. In 1963, Alabama Governor George Wallace made his “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door,” trying to prevent black students registering for classes at the University of Alabama, and it became a highly publicized and iconic incident of the Civil Rights era and southern desegregations.

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1:47 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Blarney Stone Legend Endures, Despite Uncertainty

Left, Blarney Castle, where the famous Blarney Stone is set into the walls, and right, Texas Tech's Blarney Stone, an alleged fragment of the original Blarney Stone.

An old Irish legend says that if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you are granted the gift of blarney - what 19th century Irish politician John O'Connor Power calls "something more than mere flattery. It is flattery sweetened by humour and flavoured by wit." 

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3:29 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Journalism Evolves in an Uncertain State

Picture courtesy of Robert H. Goun on Flickr.

Journalists are used to telling stories, not being the stories. Last week, the tables were turned.

When the news came out that NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams lied about an experience during the early days of the Iraq War, people in the journalism industry picked sides. Some stood by him, but few actually defended him. Lea Hellmueller, an assistant professor in the department of journalism and electronic media at Texas Tech University, said when incidents like this happen, reporters are forced to reevaluate their own ethics.

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