Hot or Not

What is HOT and what is NOT at Tech this week.

The first public draft of the Strategic Plan for the Institute was released, giving students the chance to see just what they have been working towards with all that survey information. The plan, which includes all those rumors of law studies, health and medical field expansion, increased global learning opportunities and partnered research, sets high goals in its bullet-points.

After months of evasion, desperate promises and pleas for funds, the Board of Regents announced a $500 increase in tuition and a five-dollar increase to the Student Activity Fee for all Tech students. While it is great that the increase was smaller than those initially threatened, and most scholarships will cover the tuition, the trend of education-in-distress must end.

The mens golf team advanced to the NCAA Championship after placing third in the NCAA Southeast Regional, earning their No. 24 finals attendance in 25 years. Tech has been seeded No. 14 in the tournament and will compete against ACC rivals Florida State, Clemson and Duke after earning the title of ACC champion, as well as in-state rival Georgia Southern.

Four Tech employees have been suspended after Georgia Bureau of Investigation officers served warrants for more than ten computers, two homes and three cars in order to investigate claims they were misusing funds. The missing money may have been diverted into the private company, Sayana Wireless, of two of the employees, a humiliating charge during this budget crunch.