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In Hill Qjob Clark Outdistances Competition 3 Ol9/7 Mathematics Professor Jack Clark was the winner of the recent Klingman's Dome Hill Climb in the Smokey Mountains. by Don Worthington ssislant Professor of Mathematics k Clark recently won I he Foi Annual Klingman's Dome Hill Climb Bicycle Race with :i record-brea time of I: 2o; 10. Clark broke out I > ui early lead and outdistanced the other thirty riders over the twenty mile course that has an elevation change of 275 vertical feet per mile. ] he Klingman's Dome Race starts at Sugarlands, the headquarters for thj Great Smokey Mountain National Park, elevation 5500 feet, and finishes at the top of Klingman's Dome at an elevation of '>o43 feet. Professor Clark said that, "the University ECHO *7 "7 published weekly by the students of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vol.p<Vll No. 5 Sept. 30,1977 Housing Office Investigates Problems by Don Worthington Prompted by student Complaints, the housing office recently conducted a survey to determine room conditions in the Village apartments and any other - problems thai residents have noticed. Although only 62 of the 400 village •residents responded to the » questionnaire, their responses revealed that on the average, most apartments were in satisfactory condition. "I feci that the small number of ^ responses is due in part to the conditions of the apartment people moved into this fall," stated Village Director Mike Malek. Over the summer, all unoccupied apartments were painted and if needed carpets were cleaned, according to both Malek and Assislani Dean of Students Richard MacDougall "About 15 percent of the Village residents responded to the survey," said MacDougall. "I hey represent .11 apartments and two out of three were dissatisfied with something. The complaints usually come from areas that were occupied over the summer," continued the Dean. Director Malek attributed some of the problems to the fact that some students moved into the apartments before the university had an opportunity to correct any defects. "The complaints we received came from people that had just moved into an apartment from which .others had just moved," said Malek. The dorm director noted, however, that the university did offer some cleaning issistance to these students. Both MacDougall and Malek believe that a part of the problem rests in the students themselves. "Unfortunately «some of the people are not careful about how they leave their apartment," commented the dorm director. Other considerations mentioned by MacDougall included the fact that the housing staff was under a tremendous work load and that their primary Room conditions and students complaints Village residents. Only 15 percent responded. concern was to move the approximately 400 Village residents in as quickly and as smoothly as possible. Of the 62 responding to the survey, 66 per cent felt that the cleanliness of their apartment was unsatisfactory, and 55 per cent felt that their individual room was unclean. Most felt that the staff did a satisfactory job in handling the complaint situation. Another situation noted on some survey responses and more evident since the school year started is the Village laundry situation. Presently there are ten washers and ten dryers to serve the needs of village residents and several Stadium tenants who do their wash in the Village. (Stadium dorm has no laundry facilities and residents must use facilities in the Village or Pfeiffer-Stagmeier). These machines, however, seem to be out of order quite frequently. prompted housing officials to survey all Photo by Alan Vandergriff "Basically, there is not a break down in the equipment, but rather a problem in the electronic ticket mechanism," stated Dean MacDougall- "The tickets will jam in the mechanism causing the machine not to function," continued MacDougall. Student abuse is also a problem noted dorm director Malek. Several malfuctions have been caused by students who try to "cheat the system" by trying to use only half a ticket to activate the timer mechanism. Tickets can be used only once and it takes an entire ticket to start the machine, notes Malek. Ticket related repairs can usually be made the same day if the malfunction occurs during the week. The university can repair any minor problems and a repairman usually checks the situation daily. Repairs cannot be made over the weekends, however. Klingman's Dome (limb is destined to become an American Classic. The only other climb of comparable difficulty in the east is the Mount Washington Hill lb in the White Mountains of New Hanpshire." An avid cyclist, Clark noted that ,he hill climb is only one of the four kinds of cyjle racing. The others arc road races which are usually 70 to 120 miles in length and has an average speed of 25 mph. The criterium, a race of 25-50 miles is usually run over flat surfaces with speeds approaching 30 mph, is another type, finally time races plus the hill climb comprise the events in this rapidly growing sport. UTC Faculty, Students Get HAD Oct 5&6 by Frances Haman Health Awareness Days are again coming to UTC, on October 5 and 6 from 10:00 to 3:00. Nurse Carolyn Robinson, who is the mastermind behind this program, says that UTC will be host to representatives from forty-five health-related agencies and organizations. There will be displays located in and around the Student Center, some of which will show movies, and others of which will perform tests. These displays will include: mobile units for the testing of speech and hearing; blood typing and anemia tests; blood pressure checks; vision tests; and pulmonary fut.ction tests. There will also be a dentist. Dr. James Strang: and a gynecologist, Dr. Phyllis Miller, to answer questions. Someone will be giving instructions on cardiac resuscitation; and someone will be taking blood and signing people up for the Blood Assurance Program, which is a program that insures its members and their families of blood when they need it, requiring onlv that its members donate one pint of blood per year. Still other subjects which will be on display are mental health, safety, weight and diet, and the Convincer, which is a machine designed to convince people to wear their safety belts. Also, the United Methodist Center's Hotseat on "Life After Death" will be held upstairs between 12:00 and 1:00 on Wednesday. The object of all this is to make individuals more aware of the health facilities in the Chattanooga area, and of course to make individuals more health conscious. The program is free, and Wednesday is especially reserved for UTC students. They may attend on Thursday as well, but they will be forced to compete with about 1,500 high school students. Nurse Robinson wants to express appreciation to the community and its health agencies for their participation in the program. She also smilingly suggests that UTC students should bring their lunches on Health Awareness Days for the lunchroom will be crowded.
|Alternative Title||University echo, vol. LXXVII, no. 5|
|Creator||University of Tennessee at Chattanooga|
|Description||Newspaper published by the students of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.|
|Publisher||University of Tennessee at Chattanooga|
|Place of Publication||Chattanooga (Tenn.)|
|Topic||College student newspapers and periodicals -- Tennessee -- Chattanooga|
|Corporate Entity||University of Tennessee at Chattanooga -- Periodicals|
|Institution||University of Tennessee at Chattanooga|
|Digital Collection||University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Echo student newspapers|
|Rights||In the public domain and may be used without copyright restriction.|
|Recommended Citation||University echo, vol. LXXVII, no. 5, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Echo student newspapers, Special Collections, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga|
In Hill Qjob
Clark Outdistances Competition
Mathematics Professor Jack Clark was the winner of the recent Klingman's Dome
Hill Climb in the Smokey Mountains.
by Don Worthington
ssislant Professor of Mathematics
k Clark recently won I he Foi
Annual Klingman's Dome Hill Climb
Bicycle Race with :i record-brea
time of I: 2o; 10. Clark broke out I > ui
early lead and outdistanced the other
thirty riders over the twenty mile course
that has an elevation change of 275
vertical feet per mile.
] he Klingman's Dome Race starts at
Sugarlands, the headquarters for thj
Great Smokey Mountain National Park,
elevation 5500 feet, and finishes at the
top of Klingman's Dome at an elevation
of '>o43 feet.
Professor Clark said that, "the
*7 "7 published weekly by the students of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga