SGA Minutes 8/23

Compiled by Carson Cook, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The meeting began with guests speakers Marc Holcomb, career specialist at the UTC Career and Student Employment Center, who was soliciting volunteers for fall career days, and Emelia Dunston, the new Associate Dean of Students. Dunston along with Treasurer Jay Nguyen discussed changes to the Student Programming Allocation Committee […]

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  • SGA looks ahead after spring semester chaos

    By Carson Cook, Chattanooga, Tenn. — As the Student Government Association (SGA) held its first session of the fall semester, leaders acknowledged the mistakes of last year and discussed ways to improve morale, communication and accountability. “I think it’s going to be a really good year,” said Vice President Mikayla Long during her executive report. “I […]

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  • Clean and Green to beautify campus, downtown

    By Sylvia Shipman, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Students who want to make a difference in the downtown scene of Chattanooga are strongly encouraged to participate in a city-wide cleanup called Clean and Green on April 23. Chuck Cantrell described Clean and Green as “a great way for campus to engage with the community and create real change […]

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  • SGA President Elect resigns from his positions

    By Alina Hunter-Grah, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Phillip Stubblefield, SGA President Elect, resigned Monday, April 11 from his future position as President and from his current position as Athletics Chairman due to what he regards as fundamental disagreements in how the situation involving the request for Hailey Puckett to resign was handled. His letter of resignation addressed […]

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  • The original chalk art that appeared in Heritage Plaza on campus late Tuesday afternoon.

    Political chalk art causes outrage among campus, community

    By Alina Hunter-Grah, Sarah-Grace Battles and Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. — An SGA representative is receiving backlash after chalking “Trump 2016” in Heritage Plaza near University seals late Tuesday afternoon. The tweet also features a brick wall drawn below the words. The message was written by current SGA Freshman Senator Hailey Puckett. It was later washed off […]

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  • SGA candidates elected for 2016-2017 school year

    Staff Report, Chattanooga, Tenn. — SGA announced election results for the 2016-2017 academic school year with the coalition, EMPOWER UTC, taking all executive positions. Phillip Stubblefield will take office as President of SGA, Mikayla Long as Vice President, and Jay Nguyen as Treasurer. Those elected will take their positions in Fall of 2016. The incumbents were announced Friday, April […]

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  • Run-off election names new SGA president

    By Alina Hunter-Grah, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Kelsey Weaver was announced as SGA president for the 2016-2017 school year after run-off election conducted after previous president-elect, Phillip Stubblefield resigned from his future and present positions. Weaver managed to rake in 55 percent of the 494 votes with a total of 272 votes. Graham Alexander received 33 percent of […]

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  • Pajama Walkathon puts cancer to sleep

    By Heather Newlin, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The Freshman Senate and Omega Phi Alpha service sorority are putting on pajamas to Put Cancer To Sleep at an all night walkathon Fundraiser on Saturday, April 23. From 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., Engel Stadium will host the walk to raise donations for Relay for Life, a global organization […]

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    Coalition apologizes for confusion caused by chalking

    By Alina Hunter-Grah, Chattanooga, Tenn. — EMPOWER UTC members, Phillip Stubblefield and Mikayla Long, have both tweeted out apologies for misunderstandings and for the general uproar caused by their request for Hailey Puckett, an SGA Freshman Senator, to resign from her position after tweeting a chalking of “TRUMP 2016” in Heritage Plaza. Stubblefield in his tweet […]

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  • Comité de SGA incluye diversidad

    Lily Sanchez, Chattanooga, Tenn. — SGA anunció resultados de las elecciones para el año escolar 2016-2017 con la coalición Empower UTC teniendo todos los cargos ejecutivos. Phillip Stubblefield tomará posesión del cargo de Presidente de la SGA, Mikayla Long como Vicepresidenta, y Jay Nguyen como Tesorero. Los elegidos tomarán sus posiciones en el otoño de […]

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