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Old 07-24-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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All I can tell you is that after I got my first 60 semester hours at Texas Tech I transferred to UT-Austin because, amongst other considerations, I didn't want a degree certificate that said "Texas Tech University" on it. "Tech"? It's not even a proper word.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Wrightwood, California
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I think it is internet speak meaning "tell me more" and "being excited." I had to look it up myself- I must be getting old...er, because I it myself.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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All I can tell you is that after I got my first 60 semester hours at Texas Tech I transferred to UT-Austin because, amongst other considerations, I didn't want a degree certificate that said "Texas Tech University" on it. "Tech"? It's not even a proper word.
Yeah, kind of like A&M, huh?

Texas Tech was "Texas Technological College" when it was first established in 1923. It was changed to Texas Tech University much later, in the 1960's. By that time the college offered degrees in many fields, not just technical subjects. As a result, the Board of Regents decided to change the name. Apparently the BOR and many alumni wanted to preserve the Double T that was the original symbol for the university. As a result, other proposed names were rejected. The only other proposed name that would have preserved the Double T symbol was "Texas Technological College and State University". That proposed name was rejected as well and they decided to abbreviate the title to Texas Tech. Louisiana Tech, of course, has a similar abbreviated name.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Longview, TX
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All I can tell you is that after I got my first 60 semester hours at Texas Tech I transferred to UT-Austin because, amongst other considerations, I didn't want a degree certificate that said "Texas Tech University" on it. "Tech"? It's not even a proper word.
I bet the real reason is because you couldn't get in as a freshman and had to wait till you could transfer.

Anyway..... Tech is a great school. I grew up in Lubbock and have many fond memories! One thing I loved about Lubbock is that it was only 4 hours from snow skiing. Hope you enjoy it!
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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yes lubbock is 1 of the few places in the USA where the women are good looking. i believe its because of tech!

do not take it for granted. in a world where 99% of people are losers and bums! and do not have much to hold onto! and in a world where like what 95% of females are unattractive in the world as are the males you must never take it for granted!

cheers!
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Default You will love it!

Lubbock is a great town! My daughter is a TECH grad, and my son will graduate in December. He is sad about graduating, because he does not want to leave TECH. RAIDER POWER!
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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It would be the height of folly to reject going to Texas Tech because one doesn't like the word "Tech". It is a fine university.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I bet the real reason is because you couldn't get in as a freshman and had to wait till you could transfer.

Anyway..... Tech is a great school. I grew up in Lubbock and have many fond memories! One thing I loved about Lubbock is that it was only 4 hours from snow skiing. Hope you enjoy it!
Nope, actually I tested (CLEPed) out of the two semesters of Freshman English, the two semesters of US History, and 3 semester hours of Developmental Psychology. Getting the 15 semester hours by CLEP enabled me to transfer to UT as an upper division student and thus avoid some things there that would otherwise have been requirements. I actually only spent a year at Tech, since in addition to the extra credit by exam, I did 12 hours during the summer sessions and 6 of those were at UT during the second summer session. I went to Tech at all because I graduated from high school a year early and didn't know immediately what I wanted to do from there. Back in the day, you could take all a senior year of courses during the summer at Lubbock Christian HS (2 semesters of senior English, Texas History and Gov't, US Gov't, and Old and New Testament). I did 10th and 11th grades at Coronado HS and then did the LCHS program during the summer following my junior year at Coronado.

The level of instruction at UT was considerably higher than at Tech.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Yeah, kind of like A&M, huh?

Texas Tech was "Texas Technological College" when it was first established in 1923. It was changed to Texas Tech University much later, in the 1960's. By that time the college offered degrees in many fields, not just technical subjects. As a result, the Board of Regents decided to change the name. Apparently the BOR and many alumni wanted to preserve the Double T that was the original symbol for the university. As a result, other proposed names were rejected. The only other proposed name that would have preserved the Double T symbol was "Texas Technological College and State University". That proposed name was rejected as well and they decided to abbreviate the title to Texas Tech. Louisiana Tech, of course, has a similar abbreviated name.

Texas Tech had achieved university status and its current name not too long before my dad took an associate professorship there, causing our relocation to Lubbock. In fact, there were still some utility vehicles and such on the campus that had "Texas Technological College" painted on their sides. What I understood, via what was explained to my father, is that the proposal to rename the college Texas State University or anything else that departed significantly from the former name died because the athletics department and football backers in particular were vehemently opposed to anything that would necessitate dropping the doubel-T logo. So as I was given to understand, the Texas Tech University name resulted from the intransigence of a bunch of "athletic supporters".
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