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August 2nd

Tech Happening sets record

Jarrell, a 1949 Tech graduate, said alumni support, whether financial or through encouragement, is vital to a university’s success.
“It’s so important for Tech (alumni) to realize they can be part of the success of Louisiana Tech in the academic and athletic sectors,” he said. “If you don’t get a lot of people involved, it’s going to be hard to be successful.”
Reneau told those gathered that Tech had seen an outstanding year.

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August 1st

Is the pressure on Dooley, Rupp?

“I am looking forward to a New Year’s Day bowl game,” Reneau deadpanned as he talked about the future of the university’s athletic program. “And I am looking forward to an NCAA tournament game in men’s basketball.”
Earlier, Reneau lauded Dooley for “fitting the image of Tech’s head football coach” by predicting wins this season over tough non-conference foes LSU, California and Ole Miss.

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Tech leads domestic violence fight

Who did what and when aside, the issue is an important one, one that education can be key in addressing correctly.
District Attorney Bob Levy and Assistant District Attorney Andy Shealy have gotten on board with Tech professor Jan Colvin to team teach the first course, being offered in the fall.
Louisiana’s problem with domestic violence has put the state near the top of the national rankings, and that is one list on which we should strive to linger near the bottom.
But, the issue does not go away because we wish it so.

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GEAR UP makes big impact

Beer works innumerable hours during the regular school year and in the summer leading up to each year’s camps, playing organizer and putting out fires to make these camps a success.
For those of you who don’t have the privilege of working with him or his cadre of loyal student workers on the program, here’s the skinny:
About one thousand at-risk kids come through Tech each summer and Beer and his team work from a thousand angles to accomplish one goal. That’s getting those kids to come to college.

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Wage law gets varied response

“You never actually see that happen for real,” Norris said.
Businesses continue to function as they always have, he said. Norris said he did not believe Ruston would see any noticeable change in prices as a result of these changes. The phasing in of the plan over three years allows for people to adjust to it more.
“It gives you time to plan your budget, makes it a softer blow, but it’s really more for the business people,” Norris said.
Norris said this would allow business people a longer period to adjust their pay scales and accounts for the upcoming changes.

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