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According to Brian O'Meara, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor and researcher, UT's annual Darwin Day events are all about the "outreach of a core theory in biology." That core theory is evolution, and this year's theme of paleontology calls attention to the discovery and study of fossils to evolutionary biology's past and continued success.
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, investigators in Flint, Michigan, announced that local officials could face charges equal to manslaughter if they are found to be “grossly negligent” in dealing with the city's water crisis.
Governor Bill Haslam's privatization proposal came under scrutiny Monday, after Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services Dave Irvin heavily criticized the governor's outsourcing initiative for the state.
Six women filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX laws, creating a hostile environment for female students.
In 2015, racial issues on college campuses dominated the national media.
With the Tennessee primaries only a few weeks away, not much time is left to study up on candidates and voter issues before taking part in the statewide candidate selection process.
An almost decade-long investigation into fraud practices by Pilot Flying J, a Knoxville-based truck stop company, culminated in the federal indictment of eight employees Tuesday evening, including the former Pilot president Mark Hazelwood.
As a part of UT's 19th celebration of Darwin Day, the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will present nail-biting research on crocodiles.
A controversial school voucher bill presented in the state House of Representatives Monday was postponed to later in the week due to the absence of noted supporters.
The call for a space for the 900 student veterans and dependents came nearly five years ago. Next semester, the group will finally be allotted their section on campus.
“Welcome to the year of the monkey!” graduate student from the Bredesen Center, Nannan Jiang, said to welcome guests to the East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival.
The Commission for Women held their monthly meeting last Thursday to discuss the proposed bills in the Tennessee state legislature that would limit certain diversity efforts, bar some topics taught in the classroom, cut diversity spending and restructure UT’s Board of Trustees.
“Hey, Haslam, step off it! Put people over profit!”
For students like freshman Nikki Zimmerman, words like “atrocious” and “unfair” aren't seen as unwarranted when it comes to describing UT parking.
Student voucher bill passes hurdle in state house
Few things make your average college student more excited than the sight of a dog on campus.
Chancellor Jimmy Cheek and four members of his cabinet visited UT’s Pride Center for the first time on Thursday to listen to the concerns of LGBT+ students and answer questions on the future of the Pride Center.
If you have never been there, you probably could not find Campbell County on a map. Located roughly an hour north of Knoxville, the county is no stranger to irony; it is rich in shale and natural gas yet consistently one of the poorest counties in the state.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion performed this spring's edition of the semi-annual African-American Trailblazer Series Wednesday night to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans in the Knoxville community.
Researchers at The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Robert Grzywacz, a physicist and professor at UT, were recently credited with discovering two of four new super-heavy elements that will soon be added to the Periodic Table.
With diversity issues recently taking the forefront on campus, the Commission for Blacks and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host this spring's first event in the continuation of the African American Trailblazer Series.
The First-Year Studies Office is dedicated to providing first-year students with a smooth and successful transition into college.
Seven years following Chancellor Jimmy Cheek’s “Welcome to All and Hostile to None” speech, UT continues to experience challenges within the diversity scene.
Governor Bill Haslam delivered his sixth State of the State address Monday night in front of a packed legislative body in Nashville. Haslam's proposed budget includes major investment in K-12 education, calling for over $106 million in salary increases for Tennessee teachers.
Chancellor Jimmy Cheek announced a compromise regarding the Lady Vols logo during a press conference Monday evening. For the 2016-2017 season, all UT women's athletes will be required to wear a commemorative Lady Vols patch on their uniforms that will sport the Lady Vols logo. After that season, each female athlete will be given the option of wearing the patch on an individual basis rather than a team basis.
Chancellor Jimmy Cheek announces the Lady Vols patch to premiere next season.
Chancellor Jimmy Cheek announced a compromise regarding the Lady Vols logo during a press conference Monday evening. For the 2016-2017 season, all UT women's athletes will be required to wear a commemorative Lady Vols patch on their uniforms that will sport the Lady Vols logo. After that season, each female athlete will be given the option of wearing the patch on an individual rather than a team basis.
Everyone has political opinions, but not everyone backs them up with a vote — especially when it comes to college students.
With a new year comes new resolutions, which always leads to more trips to the gym.
A meeting between Chancellor Jimmy Cheek and the student coalition UT Diversity Matters was cancelled Friday evening due to an apparent miscommunication between student organizers and UT administration. Students gathered in Thompson Boling Arena for the scheduled meeting only to be greeted by Diversity Chancellor Rickey Hall and Chancellor for Student Life Vincent Carrilli who explained that an email had been sent out changing the location to Fred Brown Hall. Student organizers, including SEAT member Elizabeth Stanfield, expressed frustration with the administration's lack of communication.
With the new legislative session well underway in Nashville, legislators are making good on their promise to de-fund the University of Tennessee's Office of Diversity and Inclusion. A bill recently introduced by State Senator Frank Niceley would cut the University of Tennessee school system's diversity related funding to $2.5 million, a 75 percent decrease from the the nearly $20 million the school system funds its diversity efforts.
With only her voice and a keyboard, Andrea Richardson, senior in anthropology and Spanish, is seeking to create a better world. The Memphis, TN native has written about and protested injustice with a number of organizations and independently while at UT.
On Wednesday evening, the Progressive Student Alliance held an open house to discuss this spring semester’s campaign priorities.
Spring rush came to a close this past weekend with more than 230 students participating in Interfraternity Council's spring recruitment.
Nestled in a white house near South Knoxville, Cary Wiedman presides over firearms transactions for customers that visit A-Zone Sports, the gun transfer business he has operated since 2012.
The upper house of Tennessee's General Assembly met Tuesday to discuss a bill that would alleviate the felony from the third and subsequent arrests for simple possession of marijuana.
Nearly a decade after the gruesome murder of a young, local couple shocked the Knoxville community, the leader of the group responsible is appealing his case in the Tennessee Supreme Court.
In their first meeting of the year, the Knox County Commission gathered Monday night to discuss hot-button issues around Knoxville, from justice to the education system.
When people think of ancient civilizations, they think of the towering Egyptian pyramids and the mighty Roman Empire. Many people forget the civilizations that inhabited what is now Central America: the Aztecs, the Incas and the Mayans.
Tennessee’s Department of Transportation maintains Tennessee’s roads the best it can with the resources it has, according to Community Relations Officer Mark Nagi.
HPV could affect someone you love.
Before you can become well-traveled, you have to know how to travel.
This semester, the Pride Center will be hosting Safe Zone training workshops for people willing to help the LGBT+ community on campus. The training is open to all undergraduates and will explore sexual orientation and gender identity.
It's the second week after Christmas break and campus is already back in business. But for facilities and services, the work never stopped. The Daily Beacon sat down with Director of Design for Facilities Services Andy Powers to find out how the university is progressing with its many construction projects. Here are some of the things you might have missed while you were away:
When it comes to human anatomy, even medical students could use the occasional refresher.
Being active doesn't have to be a solitary activity.
The history of Knoxville's Civil War just got personal.
As students went sledding and made snowmen Tuesday evening, legislators in Nashville were deciding the fate of gay marriage in Tennessee.