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Several graduate and international student organizations at Texas Tech University started a food pantry to help an underserved, unknown population in need – their peers. The Wreck Hunger Graduate & International Food Pantry, which is open for donations, is spearheaded by Ashlee Taylor, the president of the Graduate Student Advisory Council and a graduate student in nutritional sciences. She has studied food and nutrition insecurity but didn’t realize how serious a problem it was among...

Allison Terry / The Hub@TTU

Nepal is the home to eight of the world's 14 tallest mountains. But beneath the peaks of the Himalayas, a disaster was waiting. A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, along with many surrounding villages. The death toll, nearly two weeks after the quake, nears 8,000. The destruction hits close to home for a small community of Texas Tech students who hail from the mountainous country between India and China. That's why Texas Tech rallied around the Nepal...

Many Texas Tech students complete an internship before graduation, to gain valuable experience in their chosen field. For students aspiring to work in politics or government, there is one special opportunity for Red Raiders. Each semester, including summer sessions, up to 19 lucky students are chosen for the Government and Public Service Internship program. These student go to Washington, D.C. for the term and work directly with congress and senate members. Caleb Fisher, a graduate student at...

Philip Marshall

A group of longtime Texas Tech University professors and public radio fans have been meeting nearly every morning for the better part of two decades to discuss news and events, usually heard through public radio . Jim Brink , an Honors College professor and associate professor of history, and a part of the group of early birds - he rises at 5 a.m. each day, and the group's meetings generally begin around 7:30 a.m. - said he's lost track of the number of years he's been repeating the ritual of...

Ashley Rodgers / Texas Tech University Office of Communications & Marketing

2015's Spring Pledge Drive has arrived, and we are calling on our supporters to continue contributing to Texas Tech Public Radio, and if you've never given to public radio, we urge you to become a new member with a pledge on our website . Volunteers at the KTTZ-FM studios are also taking calls from supporters at (806) 742-0033 or (800) 530-4735. Texas Tech and Lubbock community leaders like Tech professors Jim Brink and Jonathan Marks , LSO's Mary Saathoff and David Cho and TTU Worldwide...

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