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The Board of Trustees recently approved a new undergraduate degree in elementary education to be offered in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at UT Knoxville.

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Following the Fourth of July holiday, UT conducted COVID-19 testing for student athletes on campus, resulting in multiple positive tests, according to VolQuest. Students who returned to campus for the first time since in-person classes were cancelled in March were also tested.

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With the twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and protests over racial injustice, several national institutions have come under intense scrutiny, and in some cases, literal fire. The very existence of the public health and policing systems in American society has been called into question, a…

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On Friday, one student athlete from the UT men’s basketball team tested positive for coronavirus after COVID-19 testing was administered to several members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams. The athlete has not been identified.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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!

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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? 

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“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?

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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…

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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.

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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.