Wednesday afternoon, Chancellor Donde Plowman released an update on campus COVID-19 procedures via email.
Friday morning, UT’s Pi chapter of Kappa Alpha fraternity was suspended for four years until spring 2025 due to repeated hazing and alcohol violations, according to UT spokesperson Tyra Haag.
Late last month, UTK Chancellor Donde Plowman entered quarantine after coming into close contact with a person who had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. That close contact was UT Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer, UT spokesperson Tyra Haag said.
Earlier this fall, UT announced its self-isolation policies for students living on campus. Since then, however, little information about the university’s quarantine processes has been widely shared. But as the semester comes to a close, and UT prepares for another term amid a pandemic, the q…
Businesses across the country have struggled to find safe and sustainable ways to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is easy to imagine how issues surrounding COVID-19 might compound when a business owner is deaf.
Due to COVID-19, students are experiencing a longer winter break than usual to encourage students not to travel more than necessary during the pandemic. While some people are staying in Knoxville, some are leaving, making it hard to be with friends. Here are some ways to stay connected with …
Recently, as the Ag. Campus has seen an increase in student enrollments over the past decade or so, there have been a couple of demolitions as Facilities Services prepare for future students.
On the weekend of Nov. 19, the UT class of spring 2020, along with the fall class, was finally able to walk across the stage and formally graduate. Original graduation plans in the spring were disrupted due to the coronavirus outbreak.
On Friday afternoon, Nov. 20, Laura Leibman joined the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies at UT to give a talk on her book “The Art of the Jewish Family: A History of Women in Early New York in Five Objects.”
If you happened to find yourself in a bathroom of the Humanities and Social Sciences building in the past few weeks, you might have noticed something peculiar: greenish brown water flowing from the sink faucets.
On Friday, Nov. 20, the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved permanent rules altering each UT campus’s student codes of conduct to comply with federal Title IX guidelines and to create a permanent student immunization rule.
Grant and Julia Rigney are living what many see as an academic fairytale. Upon their graduation from UT in 2019, Grant became UT’s eighth Rhodes Scholar and the pair moved to Oxford, England, home of one of the world’s oldest and most renowned universities.
A UT News article detailed information that as of 9:30 a.m. the morning of Nov. 19, Chancellor Plowman has been found to be a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
On Wednesday evening, the International House hosted an event over Zoom featuring Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a woman with an incredible story of survival and hope, which she shared with participants, as part of International Education Week.
On Sunday, Nov. 15, three weeks after UT custodians demanded hazard pay for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic and a higher minimum wage, students painted the Rock with a pointed message directed at Chancellor Donde Plowman.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, UT celebrates the act of giving in its own way. Today marks the eighth annual Big Orange Give, one of the largest UT donations drives of the school year.
It’s no secret that newspapers across the country — especially those with smaller circulations — suffered this year. While the battle between print and digital has been raging on for decades now, the decreased personal interaction of the pandemic has led to a decline in pick-up rates for phy…
There was an electrical issue that occurred this morning at the UT Counseling Center, creating a bit of smoke in the building.
The University of Tennessee Undergraduate Council held a special meeting on Nov. 10 regarding the topics “Campus Change Policy,” “Late Grading Mode Change Request,” “Extend Withdrawal Deadline” and “Policy for Single Course Withdrawal and Retroactive Individual Course Withdrawal Appeal.”
The Student Government association brought forth the #itstimeUT initiative on implementing change as it relates to the Student Code of Conduct.
This week is International Education Week (IEW), the product of a joint initiative between the U. S. Department of Education and the U. S. Department of State.
“Answering the Call” explains that the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson, a civil rights activist who was killed when peacefully demonstrating in 1965, would “spark the plans for a march from Selma to Montgomery” to express the need for voter rights. UTK Libraries screened the film as part of its …
The critic Alfred Kazin once appraised the work of James Baldwin by saying, “to be James Baldwin is to touch on so many hidden places in Europe, in America, the Negro, the white man — to be forced to understand so much.”
The TN Promise and UT Promise scholarship programs regularly allow lower-income students to receive a college education. In a move necessitated by the ongoing pandemic, tnAchieves and the University of Tennessee rescheduled the deadlines for these scholarships.
Last week, an anonymous student posted a petition on change.org calling for Chancellor Donde Plowman to give students a “Mental Health Break” before the last day of classes on Nov. 24.
ne of these was about a time from a field trip with his childhood friends, in order to connect with the audience and tell them about himself honestly.
According to an article released Nov. 9, UT has identified a new cluster of COVID-19 cases. The cluster was due to an off-campus party on Halloween.
Michael Hardimon, an associate professor at the University of California at San Diego, partnered with members of UT’s philosophy department on Nov. 6 to discuss how to disentangle racism as well as race. Professor of philosophy Richard Eldridge moderated the talk.
The day after an election night with no clear presidential winner, Dean of Students Shea Kidd Houze hosted an election debriefing titled “The Day After” in the latest installment of her office’s “Rocky Topics” event series. The event was planned months before it became clear that the results…
The Rock at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is a staple to the campus community. It serves its population as a canvas for whatever the writer, artist or messenger chooses.
With so much going on amid a pandemic and the uncertainty of it being an election year, many are still finding ways to do good deeds by helping those in need.
All across America, people are casting their ballots for this year’s election, set to take place on Nov. 3. As of the week prior to the election, over 75 million Americans had already taken advantage of early voting.
On Oct. 20, with only five weeks left on campus for the semester, all 21 presidents of the fraternity chapters in the UT Interfraternity Council (IFC) signed a pledge to comply with the university’s COVID-19 safety regulations.
UT Alum Kami Lunsford was named Tennessee Teacher of the Year 2020-2021. Lunsford was one of nine finalists that represented Tennessee’s eight CORE regions, which also includes the Shelby County-Municipals area.
UT custodians and supporters gathered Friday in front of the Torchbearer at Circle Park to demand hazard pay from the university. Attendees held up signs in solidarity as students, custodians and one faculty member spoke out in support of providing hazard pay of $2.50 and raising the minimum…
Chancellor Plowman delivered her Flagship Address virtually from the Howard Baker Center on Tuesday.
Passionate about politics and looking to get involved on campus? A political student organization might be a great way to find like-minded people all while expanding your own thinking. Here are a few of the major political, government and law associated students organizations at UT.
Keely Sage was already the statewide president of Tennessee College Democrats when she transferred to UT her junior year. She was surprised to find upon arrival that there was no active chapter of College Democrats on her new campus.
With the election coming up, everyone must choose a presidential candidate that they want to see in office. The main two parties being talked about in the media are Democratic and Republican.