On Friday, the Office of Title IX held a virtual town hall event aimed at informing the public on the University of Tennessee’s new Title IX policies in response to the recent Title IX regulatory changes issued by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman has been chosen to represent the Southeastern Conference on the NCAA Division I Presidential Forum.
It is no secret that the fall semester will be an experience like never before. In the months since UT initially closed its doors to students, faculty and staff members have been rapidly working to create a new and safe campus life.
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.
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.
The University of Tennessee recently unveiled a collaborative initiative aimed at supporting new and transfer students starting their first year at UT.
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…
Recently, a UT student began a petition asking the university to end its contract with Aramark, the food service company that provides dining services in both residential dining halls, such as the Fresh Food Company and Presidential Court Building, and other food locations on campus, such as…
In 2013, Dr. Rebecca Morgan of the Student Health Center made UT history by establishing the Gender Clinic for transgender and nonbinary students. Now, in 2020, Morgan is the recipient of the LGBTQ Advocate Award for her work on campus.
When Ph.D. candidate Sterling Field enrolled at UT in 2015 and looked to get involved with the LGBTQ+ community on campus, he found the Pride Center in the midst of controversy.
Friday morning, the UT Board of Trustees approved a zero-percent tuition increase for the 2020-2021 school year during the 2020 Annual Meeting Special Focus Session regarding COVID-19. The decision is part of the $1.24 billion budget approved for the UTK campus.
As students prepare to return to campus for a fall semester that will look very different than ever before, administrators, faculty and staff alike are scrambling to implement new policies in a variety of areas.
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.
Thursday afternoon, UT announced that a student who made racist remarks was no longer enrolled at the university.
On May 6, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made several changes to national Title IX regulations. According to UT’s Office of Title IX, Title IX is defined as “a federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program and activity.”
On Wednesday, a video of an incoming UT freshman using a racial slur began circulating online. A screenshot from social media of the student using a racial slur was circulated as well.
Multiple departments at UT recently released statements regarding the death of George Floyd, an event which has inspired protests and rallies across America.
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.