2020 commencement ceremonies across the world have occurred very differently than originally planned, or perhaps not at all. Students who have spent years of their lives slaving over academia and preparing their futures lost the chance to walk across the stage and share their achievements wi…
UT has extended the deadline for students to select grading modes for spring 2020 classes. The deadline is now 5 p.m. EST on June 8, and students are able to alter grading modes that they have selected in the past.
Tuesday afternoon, UT announced several changes made to the fall 2020 academic calendar in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Faculty, staff and students within the University of Tennessee Turfgrass Science and Management program recently launched a new digital learning series for 2020 titled Tennessee Turf Tuesday.
As the conversation around housing and food insecurity has grown amidst the topic of college aged students experiencing homelessness, so too have the resources being offered.
During the ESPN network’s Feel Good Friday broadcast, former UT basketball player Jordan Bone was joined by his mom Karen Bone to share the story of a Mother’s Day surprise.
Unfortunately, concerts as we know them are cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future due to the pandemic. However, many organizations and apps are partnering with musicians to create virtual concerts that can be streamed online.
With graduation season upon us, students are celebrating in ways that are as unique as they are. One such celebration is a fairly new UT tradition.
Wednesday afternoon, Chancellor Donde Plowman held an online meeting with the UT Knoxville Advisory Board to discusses UT’s response to the coronavirus and its plans for the near future. The meeting was live streamed for viewing by the general public, and a recording of the meeting will be p…
Students at the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences recently teamed up with Centro Hispano, a local nonprofit organization serving Latino youth and families, to deliver online language instruction to over 40 English as a Second Language students in Knox County and the surrounding…
Hundreds of residential apartments are being built in downtown Knoxville right now. Over 400 units are under construction with an additional 500 units planned to be built, according to a WATE article.
COVID-19 social distancing means no large gatherings. That unfortunately includes graduation. While alternate commencement ceremonies are in the works, they are no replacement for the real deal. However, commencement is only one part of graduation.
On Monday afternoon, Chancellor Donde Plowman announced that Frank Cuevas, who has been serving as UT’s interim vice chancellor for student life since January, was selected as the permanent vice chancellor for student life. UT has been searching for a permanent replacement for the position s…
Thursday afternoon, Chancellor Donde Plowman released an email to the UT community stating her intent to recommend a zero-percent tuition increase for the upcoming academic year. This policy would apply to other UT System campuses -- Chattanooga, Martin and the Health Science Center in Memph…
On Thursday morning, Chancellor Donde Plowman sent an email to UT faculty and staff with information about the university’s three-phase plan for the return of faculty and staff to campus.
When walking around campus, students are constantly surrounded by construction. There are so many plans that are currently going on, even without in-person classes. One of the hopes of both students and construction employees is that some of these tasks can be completed before students are a…
The Volunteer nation was rocked with the news of then Interim President Randy Boyd’s announcement to move all classes online on all UT campuses on March 16, 2020.
At a meeting on Friday morning, the Board of Trustees discussed campus response to the coronavirus outbreak and UT’s plans moving forward.
On Thursday afternoon, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Life Frank Cuevas and the Division of Student Life held a virtual Student Programming and Services Fee information workshop via Zoom. More than 35 people, students and faculty alike, were in attendance.
COVID-19 continues to affect our lives and limit the ways we interact with the wider world. UT students in less stable financial situations continue to struggle with these circumstances.
The Sunrise Movement has never been shy about what it wants. Think youth activists occupying the hall outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office demanding action on climate change. Think elementary schoolers defiantly telling Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California that the planet is dying and …
On Monday, March 30, Dean of Students Shea Kidd Houze was hosting a Milkshake Monday event with students over Zoom when an unknown guest launched a racist disturbance. The act, known as “Zoom Bombing,” has become common at institutions across the country, as the video communications company …
It's time for the Yearly Wrap-Up! Take a look back at the past school year with your host, Austin Orr! May the force be with you no matter how far you are from Rocky Top!
It feels like we are often told to seek out what we may be interested in, or to seek out a career for ourselves. But what happens when life happens, and a career finds you?
The 2020 SGA Election season ended on Friday with the Change campaign winning the executive positions of president, vice president, executive treasurer and student services director and a majority of the undergraduate senate seats.
“Reduce, reuse, recycle” is a saying many American children grew up with, repeated verbatim to encourage more environmentally friendly mindsets. But what if that adage is wrong? What if recycling isn’t as beneficial as we once supposed?
This year marks the first time that the Goldwater Scholarship Program, named for former U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater and widely considered the most prestigious undergraduate STEM scholarship in the nation, has allowed universities to nominate five, rather than four, students. UT took advanta…
The first line of a public health notice from 1918 eerily resonates in today’s world, as parallels have been drawn between the Spanish influenza and the modern coronavirus. Almost exactly 100 years apart, both outbreaks reached pandemic status and created international crises.
On Thursday, the UT Police Department arrested Ricky Jerome Smith in connection with several thefts in administrative buildings on campus and the theft of a motor vehicle. The car has been recovered.
The polls opened on Wednesday morning, giving the UT community a chance to cast their ballots for the 2020 SGA election season.
The Fort Sanders neighborhood, located adjacent to UT, is the home of many UT students due to its walkability and close proximity to campus. However, with an area highly populated by college students and therefore partying, the neighborhood is also subject to great deals of pollution.
In an effort to reassure students and faculty as the coronavirus outbreak began to unfold, UT soon established a COVID-19 Information and Support page online. Here is a rundown of the resources on the site.
Storms are brewing on this episode of the Weekly Wrap-Up! Can your host survive insane sideways super rain and still deliver the news? Watch to find out! Austin Orr wraps up the 13th week of the 2020 Spring semester!
The Office of Sustainability has historically expanded Earth Day festivities to the entire month of April instead of only the day itself. While holding events is difficult now that the semester has been so drastically interrupted, Sustainability Manager Jay Price talked about the importance …
Being in charge of any company is never easy — there are plenty of ups and downs, daily challenges to conquer, bridges to gap, better communication tactics to figure out and more.
Fall semester course registration will be open to all students by April 21. With the current coronavirus situation, it is easy to forget there are still classes planned after the year ends.
The phrase, “reduce, reuse and recycle” has been advertised in the past for plastics and cans, but it further extends to high-end runway fashion, as well as the clothes college students wear in their daily lives.
Typically, on a day like Wednesday each year, one would see hundreds of students, faculty and staff alike walking up the Hill at UT, often sporting stylish heeled shoes as they do so.
America is a country comprised of citizens of many nationalities, languages and places of origin. There is no official language in the United States, and the country has historically been perceived as a “melting pot” and, often times, a place of refuge.
Applications to receive monetary support through the Student Emergency Fund are now open online. The fund was created through UT’s fundraising resource, VOLStarter, to support students who are facing financial hardships as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus.
The Sunrise Movement has never been shy about what it wants. Think youth activists occupying the hall outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s officedemanding action on climate change. Think elementary schoolers defiantly telling Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California that the planet is dying and t…
Running on a platform focused on listening to students, We Hear You UT is aiming to address issues of mental health, financial insecurity and transparency.
Compassion. Collaboration. Community. These three words not only form an alliteration but also represent the three pillars that the 2020 Student Government Association campaign Change has been founded upon.
Of the three campaigns with sights set on taking executive office in SGA in 2020, the Promise campaign consists of two sophomores — an unlikely characteristic which they view as an advantage.
Carbon emissions are hurting the planet we live on. That’s the long and short of it. To lessen the effects of climate change, humanity needs to drastically reduce its output of carbon.
When the University of Tennessee’s campus shut down because of COVID-19 and concerns of safety for students and staff, the Clarence Brown Theatre shut down with it. But production didn’t stop there for Melissa-Caldwell Weddig, Elizabeth Aaron, Kyle Schellinger, Amber Williams, Margo Birdwhis…
Ever wonder what your host's room looks like? Well, get ready for a little tour on this episode of the Weekly Wrap-Up! Austin Orr wraps up the 12th week of the 2020 Spring semester in his pajamas!