Day: October 19, 2021

Attendance policy accommodates quarantined and isolated students

Written by Judah Brass and Amanda Blake Southern Adventist University’s official attendance policy, which can be found on Southern’s website and was last updated for Winter 2021, states that class and lab attendance is expected, and professors will generally not excuse absences for reasons other than sickness, authorized school trips or emergencies. However, the policy …

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New exit-only lane from Southern Village planned to open October 25

An exit-only lane from Southern Village’s Timberland Terrace to University Drive will be opened on October 25, according to Tom Verrill, Financial Administration senior vice president. This is the first phase in a plan intended to alleviate early morning traffic caused by Collegedale Academy Elementary and Southern Village residents on College Drive, according to Kevin …

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Southern extends mask mandate, allows in-person attendance for convocations and Vespers

Southern is extending its indoor mask mandate until October 25, according to an email sent to the student body by Interim Vice President for Student Development Lisa Hall on Tuesday, October 12. The email stated that administrators would consider lifting the protocol if COVID-19 cases continue to drop on campus and in Hamilton County. “We …

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Students and staff call for increased attention to mold prevention in campus residences

Mold has been especially problematic during the past two years in campus residences, according to Marty Hamilton, Financial Administration associate vice president.  This semester, Southern Village has had two major mold issues, which resulted in students being temporarily relocated to different apartments. Apartments in Spalding Cove and Winding Creek have also been affected.  In an …

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Enactus project Tomorrowpreneurs work with low-income kids, students encouraged to volunteer

Last semester, Southern Adventist University’s Enactus chapter placed third in an Enactus national competition. This semester, more than 50 students are a part of the service-oriented student organization, which, according to Enactus President Jake Miller, senior management major, is the largest number of students the organization has had in many years.  Miller said their biggest …

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UT Knoxville Urban Forestry students prepare management plan for Collegedale Greenway

Graduate students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are working in the Urban Forestry Program to create a management plan for the Collegedale Greenway.  According to Christina Clark, Parks and Recreation supervisor for the city of Collegedale, students will be working their way through the entire Greenway, beginning at Leyland Drive and ending at Tallant …

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The coffee controversy: Coffee on campus doesn’t have to be controversial

Written by Katie Hallock Adventists and coffee. Perhaps oil and water. Growing up rooted in the church, my family has always done the traditional Adventist pastimes: Sabbath hymns, haystacks and way too much hiking. But my mother and father do differ on a few things –– coffee being one.  My mother represents the liberal side …

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The coffee controversy: University not obligated to provide students with an addictive substance

Written by Jamie Henderson As college students, almost none of us are strangers to the notorious “all-nighter.” Staying up late to finish assignments or study for tests is simply our way of life. Sometimes the best way to stay awake, or start up in the morning, is a steaming cup of joe. Many Southern students …

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