Wrestler’s expulsion creates controversy

Letter to the Editor, Sarah Cooksey, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Nationally-ranked wrestler Corey Mock was expelled from the University by Chancellor Angle Tuesday, Dec. 2 for sexual misconduct. However, a new ruling will allow him to take his final exams. Mock’s father, the head wrestling coach at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, told the Times […]

Student commends UTC on uniting students, creating positive campus culture

By Allen Chesney, Chattanooga, Tenn. –  I am 63 years old and retired from my longtime job in Chattanooga. But I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the UTC campus this fall, and it’s been a remarkable experience. My wife, Betsy, is taking a third-year French class at 1 p.m.three days a week, and […]

Gender neutral bathrooms spark discourse on transgender community

Transgender issues are being overlooked by UTC. It has only been very recently, that the LGBTQ+ community on campus has been recognized by University policy and administration. Progress has started, but in many ways the transgender community is as marginalized as it has always been. We, as two transwomen, two of the many transgender students […]

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. […]