UTC’s 125th Anniversary Celebration

By.Laura Richmond


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (UTC/The Loop) – The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga blew out one hundred and twenty five candles this year as it celebrates its rich history. September 15, 1886 marks the university’s birthday. UTC is observing its anniversary with an 18-month celebration that includes a number of events such as lecture series, sporting events, and commencements.

Mary Ollie Newman, the 125th Celebration coordinator said, “That has been our celebration from January of this year to May of next year. We are making it all 125.th” Newman is dedicated to insuring that the anniversary of UTC is one to remember.


Sarah Barnes, a junior said that she will cherish the memories she had celebrating UTC’s 125th anniversary and is proud to be a part of this moment in history. Barnes joined in the celebration by attending UTC’s birthday party at Heritage Plaza September 15.

UTC will not only continue to celebrate one hundred and twenty five years of achievement but look ahead to a bright future.


Bolivia Protesters Challenge Amazon Highway Project

By Laura Richmond


RURRENABAQUE, Bolivia (UTC/TheLoop) — Bolivia’s defense minister has resigned in protest over a crackdown in Indians protesting an Amazon highway they say will cause damage to their lands.

Celicia Chacon says she did not agree with the government decision to break up a march against the highway project and detain hundreds of protesters.

About 100 protesters seized the landing strip in the town of Rurrenabaque on Monday to prevent police from using it to fly detainees out of the area.

The protest poses a dilemma for President Evo Morales. While he sympathizes with Indian causes, he says the 190-mile (300-kilometer) highway is essential for Bolivia’s economy. It is to connect Brazil with Pacific ports in Chile and Peru.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.