From Thursday, March 14 at 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, students gathered together together on Tech Green to Stand for Freedom. This event, which occurred nationwide on over 400 college campuses, and promoted by the International Justice Mission (IJM), lasted for 27 hours in honor of the 27 million people across the globe who remain enslaved.
Sequestration, the budgetary measure proposed by President Barack Obama that would cut $1.2 trillion over a ten year period, would reduce funding significantly in the areas of research and development, unless Congress is able to agree on an alternative plan to reduce the nation’s deficit by Jan. 2, 2013.
The collective sweet tooth of students and faculty alike is full of anticipation for the expected opening of Atlanta’s Highland Bakery on campus, in what was formerly Junior’s Grill near Tech Tower. Junior’s was a traditional student hotspot until 2011, when it’s proprietor decided, after 37 years of running the diner, that it was time to retire.
Students, faculty and community flocked to the Ferst Center on Tuesday, March 13, for the 2012 InVenture Prize. In the competition, Tech undergraduate students submitted their own inventions, in the hopes of winning the grand prize of fifteen thousand dollars, the free services of a patent attorney, and acceptance to Flashpoint, Tech’s startup accelerator program.