Enrollment stagnates midst U.S. decline

Ciara McCall, Chattanooga, Tenn., —UTC has seen a flatline in enrollment over the past two years and is looking for ways to increase enrollment. Nationally, college enrollment fell for the second year in a row, according to a report from the National Student Clearinghouse. Yancy Freeman, assistant provost for enrollment services, said the national decrease […]

Student fee results lead to talks on student need

Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Student organizations will have less in programming fees this year after about 30 percent of students voted to “opt out” of designating their fees. When accessing their My MocsNet account at the beginning of the year, students were asked to choose whether they wanted their programming and services fee to […]

Gender neutral bathrooms soon proposed to SGA

Graphic by Leah Kiernozek

Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. — A proposal for gender neutral bathrooms may be presented to the full SGA on Sept. 23. On Sept. 11, members of Spectrum spoke to the Social Issues, Equity and Diversity Committee of SGAon the issue of gender neutral bathrooms in preparation for a proposal to the full SGA. Since last fall, Spectrum, […]

Off-campus, suite-style housing complex ready for pre-leasing soon

Photo by Leah Kiernozek

Ciara McCall, Chattanooga, Tenn. — A new walking-distance, off-campus housing complex is near completion on the corner of Vine and Lindsey, the old site of Chad’s Records. Vine 324 will offer suite-style living without the downtown price tag. UTC students are the target audience for the building’s layout, according to Aubrey Read, marketing and operations manager […]

GEAR UP and PAWS promote student to teacher, create community

Jessie Rigney, Chattanooga, Tenn., — GEAR UP and PAWS aim to improve high school graduation rates with relationship building and student interaction. GEAR UP and PAWS are University-related programs hiring UTC students to help promote the value of a college education to students at inner city schools. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, GEAR […]

Infrastructure reveals cracks under weight of expansion

Editorial — The expansion of the University poses a problem. Foremost, space in the landscape of downtown is sparse, and in order to acquire buildings, people must be moved out and spaces renovated. Nothing is immediate in the rush to accommodate a growing campus, especially in the emerging life in downtown. But that particular tension […]

ThinkAchieve extends educational opportunity to community

Sarah-Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn., — ThinkAchieve began at UTC in fall of 2012. ThinkAchieve’s purpose is to help get students engaged on campus and in the community by facilitating participation in experiential learning opportunities. Benefits of being a part of the program include priority registration, a celebratory dinner and awards. Allison Quintanilla, Nashville senior, is […]

First Annual Org-Fest, 2014

Org fest sign ups

The first-annual Org-Fest began as a way to better organize sign-ups for student organizations on campus. Whereas before the Oak Street Roast was a catch-all for organizations, the Org-Fest sought to create an open environment for organizations on campus. Similarly, club sports and student media held open houses to create a separate environment where student […]

Mocs spirit shines on the first week of school


Once again, Welcome Week at UTC was a success! Several students came out and participated in all of the various activities that took place on campus. Ice cream, paintball guns, games and food were just some of the things that helped kick off this semester to a great start! Photos by Mary Gower

Local businesses offer student discounts


You just paid for tuition, housing, books, a parking pass and gas to get to town. And now you are looking at your bank account and crying. You want to have fun, but you know you have to empty your bank account again next semester. Dry your tears and know there is hope. Your Mocs […]