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

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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 […]

ARC pool closed after damage found to structure

Structurally unsound: After finding structural damage to the ARC pool, officials discovered the issue was related to the failure of a bonding agent.

By Emily Gurchiek, Chattanooga, TN—Leaders closed the ARC pool after a lifeguard discovered damage to the structure, but they hope to have it open again in four weeks. Caesar Wood, director of campus recreation, said the bonding agent between the plaster and the concrete failed, so the two had started to separate. He said one […]

UC cafeteria to be renovated

Contributed photo by Megan Ferguson.
Change to come: The University Center will be going through construction in the dining section of the building. The renovations will be completed by January 2013.

By Megan Ferguson, Chattanooga, TN-The University Center will be going under construction during winter break. Vice Chancellor Chuck Cantrell said several factors prompted the remodel, but the main goal is to provide a more attractive, useful space for students. He said the project is anticipated to be done when students return to campus in January. […]

Library construction to be delayed

Construction continues

By Alexa Williams, Chattanooga, TN—The opening of the new library building on the corner of Vine Street and Douglas Street will be delayed because of project complications, according to University officials. Labeled on Lupton Library’s wiki site as “The Library Building Project,”  the target move-in date is spring or summer of 2013. However, Janet Spraker, […]