Inside Texas Tech

2:57 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Remembering "Tough but Kind" Professor Robert Wernsman

Professor Robert Wernsman, a veteran news reporter, editor and educator, passed away Sunday, March 15th.
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2:45 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Campus' Entry Booths Serve Safety, Tradition Purpose

Texas Tech's closed campus - a campus with minimal vehicular traffic - has been managed by parking and traffic attendants since the 1960s.

Drivers on Texas Tech University's campus have all encountered them. Some drive right through, hoping to not get caught. Some give a friendly smile and reciprocate a guns up. Whether you love them or hate them, the entry booths to the Texas Tech campus are there for an important reason. 

Lance Rampy, events and guest relations manager for Texas Tech’s Transportation and Parking Services, said the purpose of the entry stations and their attendants is to keep the campus safe.

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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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1:03 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Black History Month to Evolve to Ethnic Studies Department?

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On February 11, 1926, black historian, journalist and author Carter G. Woodson declared the second week of February - a week that included both Abraham Lincoln's birthday on the 12th and Frederick Douglass' on the 14th - to be Negro History Week.

Karlos Hill, an assistant professor of history at Texas Tech, said Woodson felt that black history was going unrecognized, and sought to change that.

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