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Although the semester is not yet halfway over, summer is quickly approaching. Many students, including those graduating, are considering to or are already searching for internships and post-grad opportunities.

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Annual Douglass Day celebrations were underway Friday afternoon, as groups across the country honored the legacy of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. UT’s Douglass Day Committee hosted a “transcribe-a-thon” in Hodges Library to mark the occasion.

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In the 2019-2020 competition, 16 UT students were recipients at the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards. As a result, UT has been ranked as the public research university that produces the seventh-most Fulbright students. Among SEC schools, UT is the top producer of Fulbright students.

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UT is presenting a new series, “Apocalypse UTK,” which will be held throughout the semester. The series is occurring in conjunction with the “Visions of the End” exhibit in the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

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Any student at UT has likely seen those individuals in orange polos and khakis leading tours around campus. They’re always showing off the important sites around campus and giving prospective students and parents the information they need to decide on whether or not they’d like to make Rocky…

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2020 marks the UT LEAD program’s first annual food drive, benefiting Smokey’s Pantry. UT LEAD, a program for first generation college students, hopes to help any and all Vols facing food insecurity.

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Vols and other local volunteers will join forces on Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., for a fun-filled day in celebration of a year’s worth of fundraising for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. This year, the organization is also celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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February is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and it is important for sexual assault survivors to know that there are people who want to help. If you’ve experienced a sexual assault and are seeking support, here are several on-campus resources that can connect you with law enforcement or simpl…

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Recently, Knoxville and UT’s campus have been the center of torrential downpours. Amidst thunderstorms and classes cancelled for fear of flooding, UT students, faculty and staff have been walking around campus in quite rainy conditions in recent weeks, and the rain shows no signs of stopping.

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In 1989, colleagues at Old Dominion University Larry Nadeau and Sheri Lachetta created the Rape Aggression and Defense course, more commonly known as R.A.D. The program was adopted at the University of Tennessee in 1992 with the goal of providing women with the confidence and skills to prote…

Theatre and comedy is a tough combination. Maybe theatre line delivery makes it difficult or maybe most theatre audiences are tough crowds, but no matter the reason, I’ve always found it hard to laugh during my night’s on Broadway.

Today on Beacon Under 5: The Coronavirus, rape prevention at UT, and the end of a historic impeachment trial.

Today on Beacon Under 5: Cooking classes, Valentines charity, and more news about the Iowa Democratic Caucases.

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In 2002, the Frieson Black Cultural Center was opened, designed to be a resource available to all students, with facilitating diversity in the campus community a key goal.

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A friendship that would last a lifetime, a bond that would transcend history and creative works which continue to inspire generations later. This is the legacy of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney, two friends whose work will be highlighted and celebrated at UT later in February.

UT recently announced that it hopes to reduce half its landfill waste by 2030, a step that is just one goal on the way to ultimately becoming a zero waste institution. Once UT is available to divert 90% of its waste from landfills, it will be considered a zero waste institution.

Graduation isn’t the end of our journey. Once the caps and robes come off, it’s time to put on some working shoes, take to the classifieds and find a job. That’s easier said than done in today’s economy. However, job hunting in the 21st Century doesn’t need to be a complete slog.

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Three nights a week, on the second floor of the Student Aquatic Center, one of the oldest clubs on campus prepares for battle. And this year, with the largest membership in club history, the Fencing Club is working hard towards victory.

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