Lola Oke, a political science major and Brock Scholar in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Honors College, is the first UTC student to be awarded a Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship.
During University of Tennessee at Chattanooga undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 17, at McKenzie Arena, Chancellor Steven R. Angle introduced Dr. Michelle Deardorff as the first recipient of the newly established Chancellor’s Medal of Excellence.
Fall commencement at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will be celebrated with three separate ceremonies taking place over two days starting Friday, Dec. 16. All ceremonies will take place inside McKenzie Arena,
The virtual and in-person discussions, scheduled through October, are presented by the Tennessee Democracy Forum and the UTC Department of Political Science and Public Service.
Audience members are the jurors in reverse discrimination trial.
Organization is the leading professional organization of political science scholars and students in the United States.
Professor Michelle Deardorff chosen as a national expert on political science.
Presentation will focus on the grassroots efforts of ordinary people during the Civil Rights Movement.
Peggy Young was working part-time as a delivery driver for United Parcel Service in 2006 when she became pregnant. Though her job description required that she be able to lift 70 lbs, she could lift no more than 20 lbs during her pregnancy. She asked UPS for accommodations, either temporary desk work or assistance lifting heavy packages. UPS argued that Young didn’t meet their criteria for light duty and required her to take unpaid leave. In 2008, she filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, which was heard by the Supreme Court in 2014.