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3:03 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Dairy Barn a Symbol of Texas Tech for 90 Years

Photos courtesy of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

Current students at Texas Tech University are only allowed to keep fish as pets while living on campus. But 50 years ago, some students brought animals that could eat like a cow. Literally.

The Texas Tech Dairy Barn used to serve as a hands on learning facility for students to gain experience and knowledge of the cattle industry. Now, it is a symbol for agriculture in West Texas.

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1:04 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Remembering "Dr. Radio" Clive Kinghorn

Dr. Clive Kinghorn speaking at a KOHM-FM gala in 1988. Kinghorn passed away in January, leaving a Lubbock radio legacy behind.
Credit KTXT-FM

Dr. Clive Kinghorn, the only person to manage all of Texas Tech University's broadcast entities - KTXT-FM and KOHM-FM, later KTTZ-FM, passed away last month. He was 77.

Fondly remembered by many at Texas Tech and those in the Lubbock radio community as "Dr. Radio," Kinghorn was loved for his knack of bringing the community together.

Todd Chambers, the interim associate dean for undergraduate affairs and former colleague of Kinghorn's, said when Lubbock was in the process of obtaining an NPR affiliate station, Kinghorn was a prominent figure in the efforts.

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Blogs
1:10 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Nellis Says Quality Enhancement Plan Crucial to University Success

Much like an annual checkup at your doctor's, Texas Tech is receiving its decennial checkup from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

A representative for the association will be visiting the Texas Tech campus in late February to assess Tech's Quality Enhancement Plan - in other words, to assess the quality of the education that students at Tech receive. 

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Blogs
5:59 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Panel Brings Light to Higher Ed Challenges in Legislature

Credit photos.ttu.edu

The Texas Tribune, an Austin-based publication that covers policy and politics in Texas, made the trek from Austin to Lubbock last week as a part of a statewide discussion that looks toward the next five years in public and higher education. 

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Blogs
10:40 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Experts on Crude Price Decline, Possibility of $20 a Barrel

Credit David N. Goodman / AP

In June 2014, the price of a barrel of oil was roughly $115 per barrel, leading to gas prices that were well over $3 per gallon. 

Not anymore.

Prices of oil have crashed in the last six months, starting 2015 with the price of crude oil at a five-year low as the current price hovers around $45 per barrel, a 60 percent slash in value. 

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