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UTC renovates Mapp Building

By Alina Hunter-Grah, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The University will be finishing its $3.3 million renovations to the James R. Mapp building in Dec. in time for the spring semester. The Mapp building, located on Martin Luther King Blvd. will house five new classrooms, faculty office spaces, nine new labs, a student locker room, and a student break […]

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  • New campus housing planned for 2016

    By Taylor Starkey, Chattanooga, Tenn.– University students soon may have new off-campus housing options in downtown Chattanooga. Construction is set to begin next spring to create residential and commercial space in the First Tennessee Bank building, River City Company President and CEO Kim White announced in a press release on Oct. 1. River City Company stated […]

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  • Honors College updates classes, renovates

    By Alina Hunter-Grah, Chattanooga, Tenn. — In order to expand and improve upon honors courses at UTC, the Honors college has added a new program called Innovation in Honors and widened the curriculum in the Brock Scholars program. Innovations in Honors Innovations In Honors (IIH) is a new honors program for sophomores, juniors, and seniors where students engage […]

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  • Department, campus updates mark change

    By Alina Hunter-Grah, Chattanooga, Tenn.– As the new year begins, returning students may begin to notice a few differences around campus. The College of business, music department, and library are host to some of these changes.   The College of Business has temporarily moved their Joseph F. Decosimo Success center to the fourth floor of […]

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    Vine Street renovations to create community

    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 […]

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  • Library on Track to Open in January

    By Mocs News Staff Chattanooga, TN (UTC/Mocs News) –  After what has seemed like a decade of construction, the newest addition to UTC’s campus is expected to open in early spring, 2015.   When completed next fall, the 180,000 square foot, state-of-the-art library will have cost an estimated $48-million. In addition to the increased space […]

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  • Construction continues, completion coming soon

    By Samantha Sargent, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Campus construction continues to create tension on campus. Dates for completion will fall around early 2016. Among the renovations includes the Student Success Center in Fletcher, which will move to the second floor from the fourth. “The renovation will create space and technology upgrades for interview rooms, conference facilities, student […]

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  • Four suggestions for Lupton Library building

    By Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn., — It’s a question that has been haunting my thoughts and shaking every bit of my being since the day we recklessly abandoned our beloved, yet possibly hepatitis infected, Lupton Library for the shinier, poorly named, UTC Library (none of my suggestions were suitable, apparently). It is a question I’m certain […]

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  • $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 […]

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