Experience ignores professors’ conditions

Dr. Catharine R. Franklin, Lecturer, Department of History — The editorial Feb. 17 (“Students seek realistic knowledge“) makes a cogent point.  Students deserve to get practical advice about the job market. I endeavor to give my own students honest guidance about their prospects, and I know that my colleagues across the University do the same. But […]

Student Government President: We can only represent and govern students well if we engage in dialogue with each other.

By Robert Fisher, Chattanooga, TN–What does the Student Government Association do? It is a question I have heard since I became a member of the organization in the fall of 2011, and it is a question that even after serving in SGA for nearly three years, I struggle to answer.  I aim to provide you […]

Letter to the Editor: 11/04/2013 Students: UTC discriminates against its ‘queer’ students, faculty, especially transgender, genderqueer students

OUT jefferson

By Jefferson Hodge & Kaitlin Cottle–Recently, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer movement has gained astounding momentum across the nation and at home. From the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” to the fall of Defense of Marriage Act, to the rapidly expanding membership of UTC’s queer student organization, Spectrum, the recent victories in gay […]

Letter to the Editor: Female students face objectification and sexual harrasment

By Rose Smith, Senior, Nashville–Today is the second time I have witnessed a UTC football player in Brock taking pictures up women’s skirts on the stairs. When I saw him do this a few weeks ago, my eyes would not believe it. He was following a girl very closely with his iPhone positioned under her […]

Letter to the Editor 9/23/13

By Austin Mull, freshman, Chattanooga, TN—Once a normal day in the United States without any national recognition, the plain blue skies of New York City soon turned dark with ash in what would be a day of infamy.   At 8:46 a.m. on that fateful Monday morning, two airplanes were tactically crashed into our World […]

Letter to the Editor 9/23/13

By Hunter Knight, senior, Morristown, TN—”I trust all can join me in condemning this despicable crime. The international community has a responsibility to hold the perpetrators accountable.” — Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations The editorial published on Sept. 9 is an emotional, misguided cry for attention that paints a childish, simplistic picture […]

Letter to the Editor 9/23/13

By Shalin Shah, senior, Chattanooga, TN—“We must have global vigilance. And never again must we be shy in the face of the evidence”- President Bill Clinton to the people of Rwanda, March 25, 1998. I must admit that I was stunned and disgusted by the Echo Editorial regarding the President and intervention in Syria on Sept. […]

Letter to the Editor 4/7/13

By David Burke, The House, Chattanooga, TN—To the editorial staff of the University Echo: I commend you for including an issue [same sex marriage] that is currently central in national debate. I submitted this letter too late for last week’s issue. I do think, unfortunately, that the current discussion that exists via facebook, twitter, news […]

Letter to the Editor 4/4/13

By Samira Rahbe, Chattanooga, TN—I was glad to see the “Campus ‘shanty town’ raises awareness” article in the Echo this week. Unfortunately, I wasn’t on campus Wednesday to see the constructed shanty town, but the fact that there was one on campus is extremely cool because of how proactive and bold it was. It’s encouraging to see […]

Letter to the Editor: 03/21/2013

By Keltin Bodell–Let me start off with a simple fact, tipping your waiter or waitress at a restaurant is irrational. Rationality is when a person or persons act in their own best interest. What part of picking up a receipt and taking more money out of your wallet simply because the wait staff did their […]