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Last year, the University of Tennessee’s “lottery system” was put into effect to aid in choosing which students would receive on-campus housing and who would have to find alternatives. With the 2022 fall semester bringing in the most freshman ever anticipated, there have been greater challen…

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In a wide-ranging interview on Sept. 1 in The Daily Beacon office, Chancellor Donde Plowman discussed her memories of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the power of CliftonStrengths, her proposals for academic restructuring and the growth of the student body, which is now at a record si…

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Every year, a select number of the University of Tennessee’s faculty are nominated and appointed as Chancellor’s Professors. These individuals are nominated by the deans of their respective colleges and recommended by the provost.

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College is much more than studying and going to class — it is a chance to get out of your comfort zone and connect with your home. If you are beginning your freshman year or entering your final year at UT, getting involved can increase your chances of success.

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The offices of the chancellor and provost have proposed breaking up the College of Arts and Sciences, home to 42 academic departments, into at least three separate colleges. The restructuring is planned for the fall of 2023, after the retirement of the current dean of the college, Theresa Le…

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During a summer when UT works to fill several positions vacated during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as add new administrative positions such as assistant vice chancellor for leadership and engagement, the Division of Student Life announced the hiring of three new directors.

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UT buildings will be without heated water or air for eight days, according to a notice from Facilities Services. From June 4 through June 12, the campus Steam Plant will be shut down to “conduct maintenance and make repairs at the Steam Plant and across the steam distribution system,” accord…

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Byron Hughes, currently dean of students at Virginia Tech, will become dean of students and assistant vice chancellor for Student Life at UT beginning July 1.

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The undergraduate senate of UT’s Student Government Association (SGA) has successfully introduced and passed a resolution that will encourage administration to increase the student minimum wage. It was signed and submitted to lobbyists by 2021-2022 Student Body President Claire Donelan on April 6.

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“Summer Welcome” is UT’s newest student orientation that will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on select days throughout June and July. All-first year students are offered the chance to attend this orientation after registering for their New Vol Orientation. To learn more about this orientat…

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In 2014, two UT students received Fulbright scholarships. Three years later in 2017, the university broke its record for the most recipients with nine scholarships. A year later, that number shot up to 19, putting UT fourth among public research universities and tied with Harvard. 

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Over 50 students peaceably assembled on the lawn outside of the Humanities and Social Sciences building at noon on Wednesday. It was declared a “sit-in” in protest of a drafted Supreme Court opinion that was leaked on May 2, which if left unchanged would overturn 1973’s decision Roe v. Wade.

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Exam season is upon students again, and though the springtime weather and the promise of summer make exam week better, it is still a stress-inducing time. UT Libraries will host a series of events throughout the week which include crafts, food and dogs to help students get through it all. 

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Finals are here and so are on-campus move outs. Residence halls are working with residents to make sure they are ready to move out and to make sure that they know what they can do to prepare.

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On Sunday, a group of independently organized students marched in a loop from the amphitheater at the center of campus to the Rock and back in protest of the leaked Supreme Court opinion which, if unchanged, would overturn Roe v. Wade and could trigger a ban on abortion in the state of Tennessee.

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Since 1931, UT has awarded a select number of graduating seniors with the Torchbearer Award, the highest honor for undergraduates. The award goes to seniors who, through leadership and excellence have uniquely embodied the Torchbearer Creed, which says “One that beareth a torch shadoweth one…

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The Spring 2022 Research Seminar Series ended Tuesday with a final presentation that featured Laura DeFurio, Erin Darby and Katie Wiley, each representing either undergraduate research or career development. During this meeting, these women highlighted skills that one can gain through underg…

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On Monday, the Office of Title IX, Center for Health Education and Wellness and the Honors and Scholars Program came together to host a Vols ACT for Undergrads training session. The session, which is offered to undergraduate students year-round, aimed to educate students on how to act in ord…

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On April 8, Gov. Bill Lee signed into law a bill meant to protect students and employees of public institutions of higher education from being penalized for “refusal to support, believe, endorse, embrace, confess, act upon or otherwise assent to one or more divisive concepts,” according to t…

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Stalking is a very serious issue that affects approximately 7.5 million people each year in the United States, according to the Stalking Resource Center. College students are at the highest risk of stalking and are overall under-informed about what stalking is and how often it actually happe…

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Spring semester 2021 is coming to an end, and that means it is time to register for the upcoming fall semester. It is important to take advantage of the available course descriptions, but finding the best classes can be a meticulous process when there are more than 900 pages worth of classes…

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and various UT organizations have made plans to recognize the annual event. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), 13% of college students will experience sexual violence, and students between the ages of 18-24, regardless…

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The Honors & Scholars Programs are a set of initiatives for high-achieving students which involve specialized courses of study, service requirements and perks. There are four such programs offered at UT: Haslam Scholars, Chancellor’s Honors, Honors Leadership and 1794 Scholars.

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With the start of April, Earth Day is fast approaching — a day created to bring awareness to environmental protection, sustainability and humankind’s impact on the planet. While UTK has several programs dedicated to sustainability, other universities in the SEC are environmentally conscious …