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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…

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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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 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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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 …

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The Department of Psychology hosted Melanie Brewster, associate professor of counseling psychology at Columbia University, to give a lecture entitled “Atheists in America: The Marginalization (and Privilege) of a Growing Minority Group" on Friday afternoon in the Austin Peay Building.

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Ashley Blamey, Title IX coordinator for UT, invited students and staff to join her in the Student Union on Friday for lunch office hours. During this time, people attending could ask questions about Title IX, provide feedback and share ideas to further improve Title IX.

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The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture hosted a unique movie screening for its “Night at The Museum” event on Friday, March 25. While the main event of the evening was a screening of the 2006 film by the same name, the McClung Student Advisory Board had lots more planned for the a…

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Exactly two years ago, Chancellor Donde Plowman sent an email to UT students announcing that they would not return to campus after spring break because of the COVID-19 outbreak. That same day, March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID-19 was a pandemic.