The University of Tennessee is home to several Greek life fraternities and sororities, but one fraternity in particular is making their mark on the community through acts of service.
University of Tennessee gamers will be excited to hear that the History Department is holding a new and innovative course during the fall 2021 semester emphasizing video games and how they alter perceptions and understanding of the past.
On the evening of Tuesday, March 2, artist and activist Jessica Caldas spoke about her work that is now on display as part of the “Women’s Work” temporary exhibition at the McClung Museum.
As many STEM majors know, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is one of the nation’s leading multi-program science and technology research centers. Sponsored by the Department of Energy, the ORNL is managed and operated by UT-Battelle, a joint effort bet…
On Valentine’s Day, senior Kayla Sims donned her special date night outfit, filmed her boyfriend’s reaction to it and posted it on TikTok. This type of reaction video is a familiar formula on the popular app, and Sims said she expected nothing special to come from it.
Students held a socially-distanced sit-in in the student union today to call for the firing of Dr. Melissa Hargrove after she used an offensive acronym in the classroom. SGA student body president Karmen Jones spoke at the event.
On March 21, 2020, a group of young women officially chartered Delta Phi Lambda. This sorority became the University of Tennessee’s, as well as the state of Tennessee’s, first Asian interest sorority.
The Buzz is the Beacon’s brief look into all the happenings on campus and in pop culture. Join hosts Austin Orr and Braxton Z. for a rundown of strange celebrity snacks! Make sure to drop a comment if there is a topic you want to see covered next!
A power outage has been scheduled by Facilities Services for Saturday, Feb. 27, that will affect several UT residence halls and buildings.
On Thursday, Feb. 25, the Board of Trustees held their winter meeting for the year. The committees that met were the Audit and Compliance Committee, the Education, Research and Service Committee and the Finance and Administration Committee.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Africana Studies program hosted the second part of a four part roundtable series on the carceral state in Appalachia, with a focus on the historical roots of mass incarceration in the region that UT calls home.
Class change was once one of the busiest times on Rocky Top. After the shift to online classes during the COVID-19 pandemic, class change looks a lot different.
UT students called for the termination of Dr. Melissa Hargrove after using an offensive acronym in the classroom. Students organized a car rally and SGA student body president Karmen Jones spoke at the event.
As an extension of a years-long fight for higher salaries, non-tenure track faculty with the United Campus Workers, Tennessee’s higher education union, have launched a new campaign to call for a higher minimum salary and increased job security for lecturers at UT.
In Tennessee, 16-year-old children cannot legally purchase alcohol. They cannot vote. They cannot purchase a firearm.
With graduation quickly approaching in May, many seniors are starting to ask themselves what is next. This is a normal reaction to graduating and moving past the world of your undergraduate college experience.
VolCards and buildings on campus are undergoing electronic upgrades to improve security on campus.
On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Center for Student Engagement held “Adulting 101: Travel the World for Less,” an event educating students about travel tips on a budget.
One of the universal truths about living during a pandemic is the strain it places on people’s social lives.
As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available and cases are on a downward trend both in Tennessee and across the nation, students can expect a return to some version of pre-COVID-19 normalcy this fall.
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Diversity Student Leaders Society, part of the College of Communication and Information, hosted a conversation with panelists about the U.S. educational system and the history of different cultures entitled "History Swept Under the Rug."
With the virtual spring job and internship fair coming up on Thursday, Feb. 18, it’s never too early to begin preparing for the event.
Sometimes, it is hard to know exactly where to start in how we can improve ourselves, and especially so when it comes to being motivated when doing schoolwork.
Unknown to many, there is a mysterious and deadly plant pathogen that has been harming crops worldwide, and UT graduate students have been investigating it.
This Feb. 5 through Feb. 27, in celebration of Black History Month, the UT Downtown Gallery is introducing the “Beauford and Joseph Delaney: Lives in Art” exhibition. The Delaney brothers have both had posthumous solo exhibitions. This is the first joint exhibition of the Knoxville-born brot…
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Howard Baker Center hosted a lecture by Eric Gomez as part of their Global Security Lecture Series. Gomez is the director of defense policy studies at Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank organization based in Washington, D.C.
As the founders of the Black Student Union attended the predominantly white University of Tennessee in 1967, they knew something needed to change. Their voices needed to be heard.
As we celebrate Black History Month, an important part of being involved in the conversation about race is learning about Black history and how that past has impacted the African American experience. Here are some classes that are offered at UT, as well as some organizations that celebrate B…
On campus at the Black Cultural Center is the African American Hall of Fame. This Hall of Fame gives the spotlight to notable African Americans who have made an important impact at the University of Tennessee. From students to faculty, this list goes over just a few of its notable members an…
It’s difficult to nail down a single definition of what intersectionality is. The concept itself is at once a critical research framework and also a trendy term used by social justice advocates online, who splash it across social media pages and slap it onto laptops and water bottles in a va…
On Monday, Feb. 8, the Office of the Dean of Students hosted a Chancellor’s Roundtable event to allow members of student organizations to voice their questions and concerns over the university’s decision not to terminate an Africana Studies lecturer.
In a year plagued by online classes, social distancing and quarantine, it can be challenging to find your home on campus. But with the second semester now well on its way, it may be time to finally plug in and find your social hub.
On Monday, Feb. 8, the English Department held a virtual reading that featured award winning author, Crystal Wilkinson. Wilkinson read her work and spoke about her experience of becoming an author and finding her voice.
With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, now is the perfect time to start making plans. Whether you’re going to enjoy the day with your significant other, roommates or friends, there’s no need to spend a ridiculous amount of money.
On the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 3, the concerning number of so-called “Zoom bombing” incidents reported since the beginning of the semester led Chancellor Donde Plowman to email all students, faculty and staff addressing the issue.
Every person in the world has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in at least one way over the past year. Humans, however, are not the only species affected by the virus and its ability to separate families.