UTC students head to national sports medicine competition

Heather Newlin, Chattanooga, Tenn.– Students Megan Ware, Brianna Mullins and Christine Hagemeyer will represent UTC at the National American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM) Quiz Bowl in San Diego in May. Ware, Mullins and Hagemeyer competed against 19 other teams to win the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM) regional competition in Jacksonville, Fla. This year was the […]

UTC lecture examines legal protections for pregnant workers

By Kierstyn Parker, Chattanooga, Tenn.– With more than 70 percent of women in the workforce, pregnancy discrimination has become the fastest growing type of discrimination in the U.S. Although legal protection for pregnant employees has been law since 1978, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported that more than 5,000 discrimination charges had been filed in 2013. […]

Student letter points finger at administration for mismanaging testimony in sexual harassment case

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Cameron Morgan, Eve Hermann, Sarah Grace Battles and Robby Gadd, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Students distributed a letter to about 1,000 faculty and staff through University mail, Feb. 18, raising concerns that the administration mishandled a sexual harassment case opened with the Dean of Students Office, and again when the case was appealed during the Fall 2014 semester. The […]

New payment plan offered to keep up with rising tuition

By Mary Elizabeth Wheeler, Chattanooga, Tenn.,–  The University is offering a new payment plan option which will give students the ability to pay tuition and fees over a longer period of time with smaller payments. The new Tuition Installment Plan (TIPP) will reduce the financial burden of large payments, in order to make education at […]

Japan, Taiwan focus of Asia conference

By Alina Hunter-Grah, Chattanooga, Tenn.–  This year’s Introduction to Asia conference has a direct connection to our region: Tennessee has the second-most direct investment with Japan and Taiwan. They are also the state’s fifth largest export market. The Introduction to Asia conference, March 5, is designed to broaden students’ horizons and introduce them to new […]

$30 Million Housing Project Targets UTC Students

By Mary Elizabeth Wheeler, Chattanooga, Tenn.– A Virginia-based developer has plans to build a 600-bed apartment complex at 1428 Riverside Drive, near the future extension of Central Avenue, with the hope of attracting both students from UTC and Chattanooga State Community College.   Increased enrollment at UTC over the last decade has created a niche […]

Recepción de minorías se da para creación de redes

Lily Sanchez, Chattanooga, Tenn. — El Centro Multicultural tendrá una recepción de creación de redes dada especialmente para los estudiantes de minorías el 17 de febrero de las 6 p.m hasta las 7 y media. Se dice que el evento es uno de “conocer y saludar” en donde los estudiantes de UTC que padecen de […]

Fletcher Hall Home to New Krystal Artifact Collection

By Heather Newlin, Chattanooga, Tenn.– On January 28, 2015, The Krystal Company® presented two scholarships to UTC business students Alexander Jamal (A.J.) Davis and Heidi Foster, and also donated an exhibit of artifacts of Krystal memorabilia to the UTC College of Business in Fletcher Hall. The Krystal Company® was started in Chattanooga in 1932, and their […]

Students protest University’s affiliation with labor that uses sweatshops, ask for change

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By Robby Gadd, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Members of the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) organization marched into Chancellor Angle’s office last week to appeal the University’s ties with Jansport and the VF Corporation. This campaign came in response to the unwillingness of the VF Corporation to sign an accord that makes it accountable for fire and […]

Racism still alive for most, according to survey

By Robby Gadd, Chattanooga, Tenn. — A study conducted at the University of California L.A. suggests a majority of U.S. students think racial discrimination is still an issue. “I definitely think that UCLA is onto something,” graduate student Tanner Blue, Atlanta, said. The researchers in the study surveyed around 153,000 students over 25 years. When the study began […]