Inside Texas Tech

2:19 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: HSC Collaborators Test Possible Superbug Remedy

Micrograph of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Credit National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) / Flickr/Creative Commons

A bacterial infection that’s resistant to many antibiotics is becoming a big problem in a medical industry that’s become heavily reliant on the use of antibiotics - so much so that the antibiotics are being rendered ineffective after years of using them for a multitude of infections.

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is deadly bacteria that’s become resistant to the typical antibiotics used to treat Staph infections, and an estimated 5,500 deaths a year in the U.S. are attributed to it.

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7:00 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Cotton Technology Aims to Clean Oil-Affected Waters

Credit Luis Alejandro Bernal Romero / Flickr/Creative Commons

During the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, nearly 5 million gallons of crude oil was spewed into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

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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.
Credit College of Media & Communication
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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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