Saftey and risk management prepare for inclement weather

By Dan Martin, Chattanooga, TN–University officials say they have plans for every inclement weather situation that could arise in the following months. University officials watch the weather 24 hours a day and track storms that are days away from hitting Chattanooga and the surrounding area, Tim Pridemore, the University’s emergency management specialist, said. “We are […]

Adding parking could raise decal prices, officials say

"Lovely Meter"

By Aaron Wells, Chattanooga, TN—Though many students point to parking as one of the main problems on campus, UTC officials said there is available parking at Engel Stadium, and creating additional spaces on campus could raise the cost of decals. Beginning Oct. 22, students may no longer park in the Fort Wood neighborhood without a […]

Officials work to continue meeting sustainability goals

Reduce, reuse, recycle

By Rachel Scott, Chattanooga, TN– The University has been working toward implementing the Climate Action Plan (C.A.P.) since 2008 when Chancellor Roger Brown signed the American College & University Presidents’ and Universities Climate Action Commitment (ACUPCC). The climate commitment group requires the University to conduct a greenhouse gas inventory, draft and apply a Climate Action […]

Construction causes power outage

Keeping students fed

By Gabrielle Chevalier Chattanooga, TN (UTC/The Echo) – Construction workers revamping Cardiac Hill caused a campus-wide power outage Sunday, which left the Guerry Center and Crossroads Dining without power until Tuesday evening. Chuck Cantrell, associate vice chancellor for University relations, said the outage lasted across campus for approximately five hours before power was restored to some […]

Former employee claims University violated disabilities act

By Megan Ferguson, Chattanooga, TN–Former UTC Activities Coordinator Jonathan Etchison is suing the University, alleging that leaders discriminated against his disability and his age. The lawsuit claims UTC changed the terms and conditions of his employment and eventually terminated his employment when the University learned Etchison had a disability. According to the complaint filed by Etchison, […]

UTC leaders advise students to avoid binge drinking, despite reports it can bring happiness

Too much?

By Sarah Kiefer, Chattanooga, TN–As the new school year on a dry campus gets underway—and following a recent binge drinking report—UTC leaders said too much alcohol can have negative effects on students’ lives, despite recent research that excessive drinking can lead to happiness. Police Chief Robert Ratchford said that although students who binge drink might […]

Tuition expected to continue increasing due to state cuts

By Esan Swan, Chattanooga, TN–Tuition rose 6 percent for students this year, making the total tuition for in-state students $3,060 per semester, and $7,173 for students coming out of state. Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Chancellor Richard Brown Jr. said the University struggled to find a reasonable increased fee level that would not place […]

New school year brings administration changes

By Gabrielle Chevalier, Chattanooga, TN–Recent administrative changes have left several important positions to be filled during the 2012–2013 academic year. Among those who have accepted positions at other universities are: former Provost Phil Oldham, former Vice Chancellor for University advancement Bob Lyon  and former Athletic Director Rick Hart. Herbert Burhenn, former dean of arts and sciences, also retired […]