2/11/2011: HOT–or–NOT

What’s HOT and what’s NOT around campus this week.
HOT: Softball starts
The Tech softball team begins a new season on Friday in hopes of defending its ACC Championship from the last two seasons. Hopefully the Jackets can keep the momentum going and secure another birth in the NCAA softball tournament. Tech is still in search of its first trip to Oklahoma City to compete in the Women’s College World Series.
NOT: Thumbs down
Tech men’s basketball has had a rough season, but the season took another turn for the worse with sophomore forward Brian Oliver being sided-lined with a thumb injury. Oliver has been the leading scorer for the Jackets four times this season, including 32 points against Syracuse. Regrettably, the injury is as such that Oliver will be unable to pass his time playing PS3.

The Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference was a rousing success for its second year. Allowing students from various backgrounds the opportunity to present their research encourages interdisciplinary studies on campus. The $85,000 in awards handed out also encouraged over 400 graduate students to participate in the event and show off their work.
NOT: Lacking laughs
The Comic Convention held on Sunday at the Atlanta Marriot Century Center didn’t bring much, including laughs. While the many conventions held in the Atlanta area cause a heightened level of expectation, this event that could barely fill a hallway would probably not meet expectations in Fargo, N.D. At least there is plenty of room for improvement.


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