Hello and welcome to another edition of Mocs News. I’m Coti Howell and I’m Fred Giles
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Let’s take a look at today’s campus news.
Make sure you get your class registration for the Fall it will continue until Thursday April 13 th. Be sure to make an appointment with your advisor as soon as possible. For those of you graduating this semester, you have less than four weeks to go!
Reporter Leslie Wilson has taken a look at the Carta system’s free electric shuttle system…and this is what she found out.
Dr. Linda Fletcher, Macllelan Centennial Professor in Accounting and Finance at UTC, was honored at the Chattanooga Girls Incorporated Second Annual Unbought and Unbossed Breakfast and Awards Presentation.
Fletcher, a former dean of the UTC College of Business, received the Ph.D. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She began her career at UTC in 1991.
Fletcher joined fifteen honorees from the fields of politics, community activism, art, education, health care, and religion whose lives and careers embody the principles and spirit of Shirley Chisholm, a civil rights advocate and community activist who died in January 2005. When she was elected as the first African American female member of the U.S. Congress in 1968, Chisholm declared herself to be "unbought and unbossed."
And the newly elected Student Government Association (SGA) officers for 2006-2007 are as follows: President Lydia Grafton, marketing major with a minor in communication; Vice President Bill Staley, business major with a minor in Spanish; and Treasurer Ron Hodges, who has a double major of Finance and Accounting.
Lydia Grafton of Nashville, Tennessee, plans to graduate in May, 2007. As the first African-American woman to serve as SGA President, Grafton is breaking new ground.
A variety of issues await the new officers, according to Grafton. She wants SGA to tackle parking, housing, use of green space on campus, and communicating the finer points of the technology fee as well as to work closely with University administrators to secure more state funding, and to boost the University’s retention rates.
Let’s take a look into CNN headlines for national and international news
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Let’s take a look at our upcoming weather. Today it will be sunny with a high of 75 and a low of 44. Tomorrow it will be sunny with a high of 77 and a low of 51. Wednesday there will be scattered showers with a high of 78 and a low of 53.
Now let’s take a look into the Entertainment world with Annette Sosa
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That’s all for this edition, I’m Coti Howell and I’m Fred Giles. Stay tuned for more Mocs News throughout the day.