Sinkhole disrupts classes

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Staff Report A sinkhole between Grote and Holt Halls formed late Sunday, Nov. 23, cancelling classes in Grote Hall Monday, Nov. 24. According to Chuck Cantrell, associate vice chancellor of marketing and communication, no damage was done and there is no projection on any future damages. “The closing of Grote is a cautionary measure to […]

Armed Robbery Update

Staff Report An armed robbery occurred near Boling Apartments around 8 p.m. Friday night, Nov. 21. Two suspects were involved, and police say one of them displayed a gun. The suspects are described as two black males. One is 6 foot, last seen wearing a navy jacket and has medium skin tone and short hair. […]

Crime Log 11/25

Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Nov. 15 14-1624 Police responded to a report of an elevator entrapment at Johnson Obear apartments. Upon arrival, police talked to the party inside the elevator who said she was all right. UTC Police Department called the Chattanooga Fire Department who safely removed all parties. 14-1626 Police were called to […]

UTC College of Business honors Joseph Decosimo

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Sarah Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Chancellor Steven Angle and Robert Dooley, Dean of the College of Business, announced the College’s Student Success Center was named in honor of Chattanooga entrepreneur Joseph F. Decosimo. “The Decosimo name is synonymous with success, integrity, and personal generosity.  It is so fitting that our student success center be […]

SGA Report

Sarah-Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Executive reports • The executive team reviewed the semester and listed some of SGA’s accomplishments over the last semester, which include but are not limited to: – Supporting gender neutral bathrooms. – Helping students have access to fresh food via the Mobile Market – Helping shape the way the University […]

Robert Fisher awarded Rhodes Scholarship

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Sarah-Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Senior and SGA president. Robert Fisher of Clarksville, Tenn., was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for his passion and dedication to social equality. “I can’t quite put into words how I feel; I am still processing what all of this means,” Fisher said. “To be among 32 of the most talented […]

“It’s On Us” campaign raises awareness for sexual assault

Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The “It’s On Us” campaign at UTC aims to shift the way students think about sexual assault and invites them to help put an end to it. The Social Issues, Equity and Diversity committee worked to bring the “It’s On Us” campaign to UTC. “Students are becoming more aware of […]

New dorms approved, to open by fall 2017

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Brittany Watlington, Chattanooga, Tenn., — A new, $14 million freshmen dorm between Boling apartments and McKenzie Arena should open by fall of 2017. The dorms will be located where the tennis courts and Racquet Center currently stand. The University plans to relocate the courts to Engel Stadium next fall. The new addition will help the […]

Vine Street renovations to create community

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By Jessie Rigney Chattanooga, Tenn. — Two Chattanooga companies are creating proposals for the revision of Vine Street in hopes of connecting UTC students with the central city. According to a Chattanooga Times Free Press article, Unum Group and River City Co. are looking for proposals to reuse Unum’s parking lots to create more housing […]

SGA Report

Compiled by Ashley Closson Guest speaker • Geoff Wilcox, director of marketing and promotions for Student Sthletics, said they are trying to raise student attendance at basketball games. For the season opener for men’s and women’s teams on Friday, there was a Greek attendance competition where Student Development helped out by supplying rosters so the […]