‘Live like a Student’ educates, promotes financial wellness

By Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Through the ‘Live like a Student’ series, the Financial Aid department seeks to inform students about their choices regarding student loans and increased educational expenses with rising tuition. “We’re trying to answer the question, what do you do to fulfill that gap?” said Jeff Rector, assistant director Client Services, […]

Students protest budget cuts, wages for workers

Photo by Cameron Morgan
Will Markham, freshman from Chattanooga, Jackie
Rustom, Memphis sophomore, and Erica Davidson, a
sophomore from Franklin, Tenn., gathered in Founder’s
Hall to read Chancellor Angle their letter of protest.

By Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Students organized to protest the continued budget cuts made to higher education funding Sept. 24 in Founder’s Hall. Their goal: to prompt Chancellor Steve Angle to take a firm stance against budget cuts and to raise the wages of campus workers to a livable standard. Sophomores Hanna Callicutt and […]

Hispanic Heritage Month brings culture to campus, students

Callie Hildebrand, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Hispanic Heritage Month shakes things up by including an International Festival and ending with a Latin dance competition. UTC’s Multicultural Affairs is hoping to incorporate more Hispanic heritage into the event this way, said Rosite George, the assistant dean of students for Multicultural Affairs. The International Festival is Sept. 23 from […]

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 […]