Alexandra Detweiler

Stories from Alexandra Detweiler

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Sunday, November 12th, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7, TechNews published an article titled “Dean Betts discusses goals as position of interim provost,” written by Assistant Editor Alexandra Detweiler, which incorrectly stated that Provost Frances Bronet would be stepping down from her position at the end of the academic year, to be succeeded by Betts.

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Friday, November 10th, 2017

In its fourth semester running, “Let There Be Rock” is a WIIT radio show run by fourth year computer engineering student Javi Sorribes each Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The show was created in February 2016 in an unusual way: Sorribes explained that the reason he got started began when one of his friends, upon noticing that there was no rock-themed show on WIIT, filled out the application form on the website for a rock show, incorrectly assuming that the form requested existing WIIT members to create the show.

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Friday, November 10th, 2017

The Student Government Association (SGA) senate hearing held on the evening of Wednesday, November 8, began with an announcement by Executive Vice President Alyssa DeLuca that she will be resigning from her role due to her busy schedule. “I don’t have enough time to put into this,” she explained. Because one of the foremost responsibilities of the executive vice president is to oversee senate meetings, Events Chair Adeena Ahmed temporarily took up this responsibility in DeLuca’s new absence until a replacement can be voted in.

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Saturday, November 4th, 2017

The announcement that Dean Russell Betts will act as interim provost following the departure of Provost Frances Bronet come the conclusion of this academic year came as a surprise to many within the College of Science who had heard of Dean Betts’ previous plans of going on sabbatical the following year. Despite this substantial change of plan, however, Betts has expressed both excitement at this opportunity and a thankfulness to have it.

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Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Computer science professor Matt Bauer is somewhat of a legend on campus for his lightning-fast email responses at all hours of the day and night. There are many student speculations on how he is able to do this, some more ridiculous than others. Does he have a self-crafted AI system that answers emails for him? Does he hire a secretary? Are there two of him?

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Saturday, November 4th, 2017

If you’ve been in MTCC on Mondays between the hours of 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., you very likely have noticed the change in tunes due to the new WIIT radio show at this hour. The show “an hour.” is hosted by fourth-year computer science/data science coterminal student Soren Spicknall, who describes the songs played as, “intuitively carefully composed,” and songs played are often not of traditional structure, which can be hard to get used to for some.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The Food Advisory Board (FAB) meets once every two weeks on Thursdays, and meetings are attended by any and all interested Illinois Tech students, Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Student Government Association (SGA) representatives, as well as top Sodexo administration.

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Saturday, October 28th, 2017

On the evening of Wednesday, October 25, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) executive board, SGA senators, Illinois Tech students, and any other interested parties came together for an SGA senate hearing. Normally, these hearings begin with presentations by potential student organizations, however this hearing was an exception. With no student organizations lined up to present, the hearing was substantially shorter than normal.

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Friday, October 27th, 2017

This week, we’re focusing on the WIIT radio show “Mike’s Coffee House,” run by first year social and economic development policy student Mike Machesky. The show has run weekly on Fridays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. since Machesky created the show in September 2017. As the name would suggest, the show is focused on the “kind of music you’d hear in a coffee shop,” according to Machesky.

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Friday, October 20th, 2017

This week we’re spotlighting “Mood Music,” a weekly WIIT radio show run by fourth-year information technology management (ITM) student David Sobel. The show runs from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and, according to Sobel, each week is based on a different mood. “I originally wanted to do a different emotion every week, but I realized there really aren’t all that many emotions. … So I just play whatever I’m in the mood for.” Essentially, Sobel’s intention is to create a theme around not a song but a certain song type.