$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 […]

Vine Street renovations to create community

Photos by Cameron Morgan

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 […]

Southside expands with Jump Park and Southside Social

Photos by Sarah Cooksey

The Southside Social is under construction next to the Jump Park across from Finley Stadium.

Amber Latham, Chattanooga, Tenn. —After waiting five years, developer John Wise said he’s “all in” on the Southside. Formerly a warehouse, Southside Social will open in December and feature a bowling alley and swimming pool. It also will have two stages, one for acoustic music and one for larger bands. Wise said he wants to […]

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 […]

New library still on track to open in fall 2014


By Kelli Findlay, Chattanooga, TN–The new LEED-certified library is still set to open in fall of 2014. New and expanded partnerships represented in the new building include the following: an Art Department, Center for Advisement and Student Success, Copy Services, Graduate Student Association, Information Technology Division, Office of Students with Disabilities, Online Education, Southern Writers, […]

New Cardiac Hill met with mixed reactions

Photo by Megan Ferguson
Even though the rebuilding of Cardiac Hill was met with some criticism, students frequently use it to get around on campus.

By Joakim Roth, Chattanooga, TN–With the recent improvement of Cardiac Hill, some students have now found an easier accessible path to commute to classes. However, the new Cardiac Hill has received mixed responses from the student body. While students are generally grateful for having their main route of getting to and from classes back, other […]

Working to create a fresh look on campus

By Emily Gurcheik, Chattanooga, TN– Over the summer, consturction on campus continued to profress. SOme projects are finished and others are still in the works. Here are the latest updates for construction: Finished Students currently living in Lockmiller are not safer from a dorm fire than ever before. Construction workers installed some much needed fire […]

Construction-free path an accessible relief

Last semester, I dreaded walking to class if it meant walking through the construction on Cardiac Hill. The path was always changing. Most of the time it was raining, and I always seemed to walk behind students who decided to take their slow sweet time getting to class. That, and piles of dirt and cement […]

Wild Art: Construction Maze

Photo by Mary Gower
University gains a maze: A  University student walks through the extended passage to make it to class. Students that walk by can see the construction of stairs on the hill.

Too much construction means angry and annoyed students

By Megan Ferguson, Chattanooga, TN— University leaders try to better campus with construction of new buildings to give students the best of the best; however, this is backfiring because the relentless construction creates non-stop irritating noise, blocks walkways and streets and makes the campus look rundown. I’m not trying to say good things haven’t come […]