Student commends UTC on uniting students, creating positive campus culture

By Allen Chesney, Chattanooga, Tenn. –  I am 63 years old and retired from my longtime job in Chattanooga. But I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the UTC campus this fall, and it’s been a remarkable experience. My wife, Betsy, is taking a third-year French class at 1 p.m.three days a week, and […]

Students don’t need to worry about Ebola threat

By Sarah Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn. – After officials on Oct. 15 stated that another case of Ebola had been contracted in the U.S., my head got fuzzy and my adrenaline sped up. One would think that we have the medical care and practices in order to prevent this from spreading within our country, but as it has appeared, […]

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 […]

Reward tries to solve bomb threat issue

Editorial–The University has offered a $10,000 reward for any information that could lead to the arrest of the person or people that have been calling in bomb threats, but will it really help? If you are a student, teacher, or even school employee, you know that bomb threats become expected around mid-term and finals weeks. […]

Academic, financial pressures lead to stress

Ever increasing pressures and expectations on high school and college students today have created an environment of stress, and cause many students to search for a way to boost their performance. In order to be able to do all that is required in classes, maintain jobs to pay for the many costs of college, find […]

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 […]

Program aims to put women in government

By Gabrielle Chevalier, Chattanooga, TN–A new program is encouraging women to participate in government. Women make up 55.6 percent of the student population but hold 41 percent of student government positions and 33 percent the executive positions, according to 2011–2012 data from the University Women’s center. The American Association of University Women recently selected UTC […]

Athletics to no longer use student activity fees

By Aaron Wells, Chattanooga, TN–UTC officials in the athletic department seek to fund sustainable programs through the recently enhanced student athletic fee. In past years, the budget for athletics was supplemented by $648,124 per year of funds allocated through the student activity fee. However in the  2011-2012 and 2012-2013 fiscal years, officials raised the cost […]

Saftey and risk management prepare for inclement weather

By Dan Martin, Chattanooga, TN–University officials say they have plans for every inclement weather situation that could arise in the following months. University officials watch the weather 24 hours a day and track storms that are days away from hitting Chattanooga and the surrounding area, Tim Pridemore, the University’s emergency management specialist, said. “We are […]

Pulitzer Prize winner speaks at Tivoli

Make it work

By Esan Swan, Chattanooga, TN–New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman spoke at the Tivoli as a part of the George T. Hunter Lecture Series Nov. 13, and told the audience that to be successful, striving for the norm will not work. “Average is officially over,” Friedman said. “We’ve all got to find our extra,” he […]