Though there is already a great deal of excitement surrounding the planned return to in-person classes in the fall, the English department’s latest hire has given them another reason to look forward to next semester. Cornelius Eady will be joining the faculty as the John C. Hodges Chair of E…
Just as UT President Randy Boyd and leaders from the university system across the state were finishing their annual State of the University address Friday morning, United Campus Workers and supporters gathered at Circle Park to protest an event that went unmentioned at the celebratory address.
On Thursday, Feb. 25, the Board of Trustees held their winter meeting for the year. The committees that met were the Audit and Compliance Committee, the Education, Research and Service Committee and the Finance and Administration Committee.
On Monday, Feb. 8, the Office of the Dean of Students hosted a Chancellor’s Roundtable event to allow members of student organizations to voice their questions and concerns over the university’s decision not to terminate an Africana Studies lecturer.
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.
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.
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.
The UT Board of Trustees held a public rulemaking hearing Friday morning to hear proposals for permanent adoption of federal changes to Title IX policy and for adoption of new system-wide immunization requirements.
As COVID-19 cases surge across both the nation and the world, UT has been conducting saliva tests on students staying in dorms to detect traces of the coronavirus.
Too often, decisions regarding disabilities and accessibility are made by those with able bodies. While well-intentioned, it only seems logical that decisions regarding disability should be informed by those actually living with disabilities.
In an email sent out Wednesday afternoon, Chancellor Donde Plowman announced that the UT Division of Student Life has placed six student organizations on interim suspension for threatening student health, wellbeing and safety.
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.
Applications to receive monetary support through the Student Emergency Fund are now open online. The fund was created through UT’s fundraising resource, VOLStarter, to support students who are facing financial hardships as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus.
The parking system here at UT can be confusing to some, with several different types of passes and many different areas where students, staff, faculty and the general public can park.
Beginning on Jan. 27, the Be Well initiative and UT’s nutrition department will be joining forces to begin a new hands-on project: a four-week nutrition assessment program.
Last month, a rally was held by UT lecturers at the base of Andy Holt Tower to protest what they see as unfair pay and a petition on the subject was put before the Provost’s office asking for a guaranteed minimum salary of $50,000 for all full-time faculty at UT by fall 2020.
The University of Tennessee System has announced the release of a new data dashboard for UT statistics, including information about ACT scores, weighted grade point averages, enrollment, retention numbers and more. The dashboard is now available online.
On a stage adorned with orange and white flowers, amongst campus leaders ranging from Student Government President Natalie Campbell to Interim President of the University of Tennessee System Randy Boyd, University of Tennessee Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman was honored with an investitur…
The university-owned Eugenia Williams House, located on the Tennessee River in the Lyons View Historic District, is commonly referred to as an “American castle.” The site was the home of Eugenia Williams, who was born in 1900 and died in 1998. In her will, she left the house to UT as a memor…
Ellen McIntyre has been selected as the new dean of UT’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Interim Dean Jeff Fairbrother currently occupies the position, which he stepped into after former Dean Bob Rider resigned from the position. McIntyre will begin her role at UT on Jan. 21, 2020.
A high school teacher in the Knox County school district, one of the most underfunded school districts in the state, who is hired straight out of their undergraduate education makes a starting salary of around $37,000 a year. A high school teacher in Knox County schools with a PhD makes $49,…
Chancellor Plowman has been holding weekly office hours for three months now, since she was appointed chancellor. In her monthly message, which she shared with the UT community Tuesday afternoon, she shared the results of those office hours in terms of their impact on meaningful relationship…
After much deliberation regarding the role of the position, UT has finally begun its nationwide search for a Chief Human Resources Officer. The job, which was previously entitled vice president for human resources, has not been occupied since Linda Hendricks Harig retired from the the positi…
A who’s who of UT deans, faculty, staff and students occupied the corridors of the Student Union today as the volunteer campus welcomed its newest executive.
UT is holding Faculty Appreciation Week from Monday, Feb. 11 to Friday, Feb. 15. This week of events and discounts is meant to honor the contributions of the members of UT faculty and staff who keep our campus running and educate us every day. Here is a rundown of some things that faculty an…
The Office of Community Engagement and Outreach at UT has been working extensively to visually demonstrate the outreach and engagement projects the school’s involved in.
UT Interim President Randy Boyd announced the Task Force on University Administrative Effectiveness Monday morning.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos drafted new rules regarding how sexual harassment and assault allegations will be handled on university campuses.
A UT professor discussed in her recent co-authored research brief the reasons why many immigrants from Mexico and Central America immigrate to the U.S.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently announced her plan to change the department’s approach to sexual misconduct at universities and potentially rewrite the laws put in place by Title IX in order to prevent “abuses” of the rule.
On Aug. 17, UT's Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) hosted its annual Awards and Promotions Luncheon, recognizing top faculty, staff, researchers and experts from across campus as well as throughout the state of Tennessee. Many of these awards were made possible by donations and gifts from alum…
New Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor David Manderscheid sent out an email this morning briefly expressing his “great start” at UT and listing a set of six priorities he has for the university to “move to the next level”: