The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Sunday, October 3, 11 a.m. on Fox 61

 

Student reps to discuss campus political scene

First time voters in the upcoming presidential election may be unsure which candidate they will support, but there are representatives from each of the political parties in the student body who want to encourage their peers to go to the polls in November.

Matt Lea, College Republicans; Adam Green, Campus Democrats; and Trevor Southerland, Campus Libertarians, will discuss the upcoming election and how their organizations are working to generate student involvement on the October episode of "MetroCampus." Chloe Morrison, editor of the student newspaper The Echo, and Chris Young of Mocs TV News will also offer their commentaries on the election.

"MetroCampus" is a public affairs program produced by the Office of University Relations in partnership with WDSI Fox 61. Chuck Cantrell, UTC assistant vice chancellor for University Relations, hosts the program, which provides providing monthly highlights of campus programs and activities."MetroCampus,”will air Sunday, October 3, at 11 a.m. on Fox 61. WDSI Fox 61 is carried on Channel 11 of Chattanooga Comcast Cable.

“We discuss the political process, why some students do and don't get active, what these college students think about the elections and the process this year. This was not a program used to debate the issues. Our student leaders are very engaged and perceptive, and this is a great change to highlight them,” Cantrell said.

The program is also rebroadcast throughout the month of October on Chattanooga Comcast Cable Channel 3 on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m., and Wednesdays at 8 a.m.