Provost finishes Ironman race

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Triathletes from all over came to Chattanooga the weekend of Sept. 28 for the Ironman Race, but one athlete in particular did not have to travel far from home to achieve great distances. UTC Provost Jerald Ainsworth was a first time Ironman finisher this past race day. An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series […]

Groundwork laid for Strategic Plan

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Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — With the help of faculty, staff, students and community leaders, the University has begun work on a five-year strategic plan to lay out priorities for the near future. The institutional guide is being developed by the University’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee. So far, the steering committee has met with a […]

Students answer Causeway Challenge, unite Chattanooga

Jessie Rigney, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Two UTC students were among those who won grants from the recent Causeway Challenge competition. The Causeway Challenge is a citywide contest that allowed creative students a chance to publicize their ideas with the goal of connecting Chattanooga’s several diverse communities. Mae Stuart, a Chattanooga freshman, and Ella Sanders, a […]

Campus Crime Log

Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Oct. 2 14-1312 Police responded to an elevator entrapment in the fifth street parking garage. Upon arrival, officers found two students that were stuck between the second and third floor. Police contacted the elevator contractor who arrived shortly after and got both parties out safely. 14-1313 Police responded to a […]

Hollywood’s Greatest War WWI discussion

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The UTC Departments of English, History and the Humanities program are partnering to bring greater awareness of World War I beginning with a lecture by Dr. Pearl James on “Hollywood’s Great War.” Dr. James is the associate professor of English at the University of Kentucky where she serves as the director of undergraduate studies. James […]

Take Back the Night

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Leah Kiernozek, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The UTC Women’s Center is sponsoring Take Back the Night on Oct. 15 as  part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month’s effort to help shatter the silence and take a stand against sexual violence . An event that started in the 1960s, Take Back the Night (TBTN) is internationally recognized as a visible […]

Gender neutral bathrooms approved

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UTC’s Student Government Association voted in favor of more gender-neutral bathrooms on campus at their meeting Sept. 30. The resolution passed 22-5, so work on transforming some of the labeled single-stall bathrooms on campus can begin. This issue has been a priority for Spectrum, the gay-straight alliance group on campus, which also serves as a […]

Tennessee Promise helps high schoolers transition to college

By Ciara McCall, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Tennessee Promise needs mentors for the upcoming semester for a program that helps give Tennessee high school graduates the chance to attend community or technical college for free. The nonprofit organization tnAchieves is supported by Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise to boost the amount of students with graduate degrees across the state. […]

SGA Report

By Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Guest speakers • Bradley Bell, assistant director of New Student and Family Programs, said it is time to hire new orientation leaders. • Ericka Hill, tutor coordinator for the Center for Advisement and Student Success, said they are working on a new tutoring department that will cater to students […]

Campus Crime Log

By Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Sept. 25, 2014 14-1263 Officers were dispatched to a theft from a vehicle in UTC Parking Lot 4 on Houston Street. Police made contact with the vehicle owner who advised that he found the passenger door unlocked and a backpack containing a laptop, textbooks, sunglasses and his wallet had […]