Our Views: Hot-or-Not

HOT: Diversity days

With a theme this year of “a latitude adjustment,” Diversity Week brought lectures on a number of hot-button topics like sexism and religion and science to campus, as well as performances by the GT Dance Teams and a training session for the LGBTQ community. Celebrating diversity is always fun, especially if it unites the Tech community and gets people talking.

NOT: Football failure

Tech football continues to take fans on a roller coaster of emotions. Following the historic FSU victory, which placed the team as a top contender for the ACC title, Tech suffered a sobering 28-7 loss to the Tar Heels. With Miami and Georgia left on the schedule, here’s to hoping that the Yellow Jackets’ roller coaster season ends on a high—unfortunately, an unlikely scenario.

HOT: Memorial maker

Michael Arad, whose design for a World Trade Center memorial was chosen from over 5,000 entries, spoke at Tech this week. Arad, a graduate of Tech’s College of Architecture, shared his experiences with a group of budding architects and designers, inspiring creativity and ambition.

NOT: Online outage

Students going online Tuesday afternoon found themselves disconnected from the web. Although the outage, which was caused by a high volume of traffic, only lasted half an hour, Tech students used to being wired at all times were frustrated when they couldn’t get their connectivity fix.