Posted June 05, 2019 07:16:04TENNESSEE TECH, Tenn.
— Tennessee Tech, the school known for its “Tuck Box” for its unique collection of computers, is closing its Technical Schools on the last day of its term.
The school said in a statement that it will begin “early fall” by removing all of its computers from its buildings, and by late July it will be removing all computers from the classrooms.
The university said in the statement that in order to maintain “an open, safe and welcoming environment for our students, faculty, staff, and alumni,” it is “making decisions to reduce and eventually end the academic programs in the Technical Schools.”
The announcement comes a week after the university announced that the end of the University of Tennessee’s College of Computing would coincide with the school’s graduation ceremony, and after Tech’s Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs closed for a two-week break.
TEXAS TECH’S TECHNICAL SCHOOL, IN THE NEWS In a news release, the university said that the decision to close the Technical School was made because of “unresolved student issues” and the school is now focused on other issues that “need to be addressed and resolved.”
The announcement also stated that it would be continuing to “continue our commitment to providing a safe and supportive environment for all our students and staff.”
According to the school, the last remaining computers will be removed on Wednesday, June 12.
“As a result of ongoing student issues, the Tech School is shutting down in early fall, and it is in the best interest of all involved that this action be made as quickly as possible,” the school said.
Tech students and alumni have been vocal in their criticism of the school.
In August, students and faculty expressed concerns that the school was losing the last computer that it had on campus and was trying to move more of its remaining equipment into dorms and other facilities.
Tech had been the only school in Tennessee to close its Tech School in recent years.