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FS Address is no where on the web site. How do visitors know where to come?
Admin Reply:
Hello! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The address is now available on our "Contact Us" page.
Hello, Can we get better HVAC/ temperature control in McCord Hall? Several days it has been over 90F in offices and labs. Thank you.
Admin Reply:
Hi! I'm forwarding your request to our Zone Maintenance and Utilities folks right now. Feel free to call our One Call number any time, and we will do what we can to help! 865-946-7777.
I think that the dining halls need more fruit options. There’s only ever bananas, oranges, red apples, and green apples. Whenever I get a red apple it’s always mushy and the green apples don’t seem too popular. I think it would help student health to have more options of apples like gala, pink lady, honey crisp, etc. or maybe have some grapes, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, etc. I rarely eat fruit because of the limited options. I understand that some fruits are expensive to buy a lot of like mangoes but I think it would be a great benefit to have more variety.
Admin Reply:
Hello! We're happy to forward your request to UT Dining! We do not manage campus dining options, but we work closely with those who do. We'll gladly pass along your message!
The everyday environment of UT is crucial to the wellbeing of students. It is because of this that I address the problem in the West Side Dinning Hall. Recently there has been a change to the second floor ice cream station. It appears that a couple weeks ago the chocolate sauce dispenser located by the toppings was removed. I know this causes much distress for me and many of my fellow students. A possible solution is to replace the inferior caramel dispenser, which seems to be less popular among the student body. Making this swap back to the beloved melted chocolate fudge dispenser would, I'm sure, prove to be a positive boost to moral and a return to simpler times. Thank you for your consideration.
Admin Reply:
Thanks for your comments! We'll gladly share them with our friends in Dining as they continue to work on improving Rocky Top Dining Hall.
Can you please consider installing signs in the SAC lot? A "do not enter" sign preventing people from driving through the lot the wrong direction, and a "stop" sign where the upper lot feeds into the main lot would be great. I have almost been hit multiple times by people blowing through the stop line on the lot, and again by people driving the wrong way.
Admin Reply:
This is currently under consideration thanks to your suggestion! We appreciate your concern.
One way to reduce carbon and pollution from internal combustion engines is eliminate unnecessary idling. Are employees who drive UT vehicles given training in this regard? Today I observed a UT truck on White behind strong idling for several minutes. I'm guessing this is not an isolated incident.
Admin Reply:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Facilities Services employees are instructed to not leave vehicles idling unnecessarily. We have provided a reminder to all of our staff to this effect.
I was wondering if we could get a couple of benches outside our Min H. Kao building on each side of the main entrance on Middle Drive to dress up the outside of our building. Also, maybe a bench just up the street between the two bicycle racks would be nice to have a bench there too. Thanks for all you all do!
Admin Reply:
Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to make a suggestion! It's evident that you care about campus, and we appreciate your investment. I'm going to pass along your comment to our Landscape Architecture team (along with your email address) so they can respond.
I almost fell off my bike near the Torchbearer statue - where the Peyton Manning Pass joins the Circle Park Drive because the road was abruptly scrapped off (in order to lay a new road I'm assuming) - There was no signs of warning about this. This might seem trvival to a car - but for bikes and motorcyclees - this is a big deal as we tend to lose balance if the road is not proper - can you please keep a sign over there? Thanks
Admin Reply:
We're sorry to hear about this! We'll pass your comment along to Parking Services and/or Knox Co Public Works to make sure this is brought to their attention.
When the extension to the pedestrian walkway was being constructed the signage for Temple Hall was removed and hasn't been replaced yet. Will there be a new Temple Hall sign going up for the Herbarium and HITS Lab? It would be especially helpful for visitors coming to both these spaces if there was a sign out front telling them they're at the right building. Thanks for all the work on campus you folks do!
Admin Reply:
Hi, Installing the signage is in the works. I'm happy to send you a PDF showing the location of the installation if you'd like! - Admin
The outside elevator buttons on the ground floor of McClung Tower do not seem to be working. I have tried to use them a few times over the last week but eventually had to take the stairs after waiting a length of time.
Admin Reply:
Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention. The issue was addressed the same day your comment was received.