Austin Orr wraps up the sixth week of the 2020 Spring semester!
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.
Though the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak is nearly 8,000 miles away from Knoxville in Wuhan, China, the effects of the global health emergency have already reached the UT community.
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.
At the Southeast Journalism Conference this weekend, the Daily Beacon took home a slew of awards from Hattiesburg, Mississippi at the University of Southern Mississippi.
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.
This spring, graduate student Aaron Hunt is getting the opportunity to see his original work up on stage, as UT’s VolOpera group performs his composition of “Pinocchio.”
In the 35 years since the conference known as TED was founded, the formula of a so-called “TED Talk” has become somewhat of a cultural fixture.
This Valentine’s season, the UT Office of Sustainability is encouraging students to make earth-friendly valentines for their loved ones and friends. The office hosted a ‘create your own’ sustainable valentine event in Hodges Library on Thursday. The office also utilized the event as a time t…
On the morning of Thursday, Feb. 13, members of the Volunteer community quickly gathered around the Rock, several poised with cameras, anticipating a big moment.
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.
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…
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.
On Tuesday afternoon, one corner of the lobby of Hodges Library suddenly resembled a crowded yard sale, with racks of clothing, rows of shoes and tables stacked with ties, hats and water bottles.
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.
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…
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.
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…
On Sunday, Feb. 9, the College of Social Work will be hosting a workshop for those within the LGBTQIA community. The workshop is called Food, Bodies & Liberation: An Intersectional Approach to Healing Toxic Relationships with Food for All Bodies. Author Syd Yang will facilitate the workshop.
UT alumna Lindsey NeSmith and her younger brother, sophomore Will NeSmith, are siblings who have, as the saying goes, seen a need and are working to fill it.
When Chancellor Donde Plowman started her position at UT in July of 2019, she made a commitment to remaining visible to students.
It’s a morbid word problem: If thousands of people contract a contagious virus in a Chinese city of millions, how long will it take for the virus to reach the University of Tennessee?
Imagine two close friends are stranded in the middle of the ocean. Dehydrated and hungry, they have no choice but to take solace in the company and pray for help. Now, imagine all of that, but the two are not stranded on a raft, but on a bouncy castle.
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.
Due to requests from the community, the Department of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management decided to start hands-on cooking classes at the UT Culinary Institute in 2015.
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.
In December 1970, the first black Greek-letter organization was established on UT’s campus. Now, nearly 50 years later, the Zeta Delta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority continues to act as a force which empowers UT’s community of young black women and works to improve the community as a …
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.
On the first Tuesday of every month, UT Libraries hosts an installment of its Foreign and Independent Film Series. The first film this semester was “The Raid: Redemption,” shown Tuesday evening.
Decorated journalist Georgiana Vines has been a part of political journalism for over 50 years. TheFriends of Literacy East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame inductee published her novel “East Tennessee Newsmakers: Where are They Now?" in 2019. After retiring in 2005, she later was coaxed into …
On Jan. 31, the McClung Museum brought in several new pieces, which range in age, borrowed from other museums. The collection includes pieces such as busts and stained glass works from the 13th to 15th centuries, as well as a board game from 1968.
One art student is getting the exciting chance to display her work in a monument celebrating a culture which greatly inspires her.
One hour before her new exhibit “Squirm” opened in Gallery 1010 Friday night, Ashley Ekstrum sat in a small chair in the center of the gallery and cut her own hair without looking into a mirror.
In our modern world, the prospect of highly intelligent robots that are able to mimic human beings is no longer just a science fiction fantasy.
This Friday the student-based, free clothing shop Smokey’s Closet held an open house for all students to browse its selection of free business formal and business casual clothing.
On Jan. 8, the Open Markets Institute announced the creation of a new academic advisory board to provide expertise for the D.C. think tank’s work in public policy. Among the 12 new board members is Professor Maurice Stucke.
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.
For all the forlorn Spikeball lovers wandering around campus looking for a group to play with, a new club may offer the perfect outlet.
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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