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With this fall semester finally being back in-person, it certainly hasn’t lacked events, chaos and lots of learning curves. So whether you were hitting the books or binging a Netflix series, here’s some of the top news stories from campus that defined the semester.

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On Wednesday night, Sam Swan, a soon-to-retire professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, reflected on his accomplishments throughout his long career and gave parting words to the community of UT alumni, students and staff in a “Last Lecture” hosted by the Mortar Board Honor…

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On Tuesday, just one day after UT System President Randy Boyd announced that the system would lift mask mandates on all campuses in response to a bill signed by Governor Bill Lee, UT Knoxville announced plans to reinstate a mask mandate in most buildings beginning Monday, Nov. 22.

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On Monday, UT System President Randy Boyd announced that the system would lift all mask mandates across all campuses in response to a bill signed by Governor Bill Lee on Friday.

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With an undergraduate enrollment of nearly 25,000, it is not surprising that most of the spotlight here at UT falls upon student events and issues. Many of the efforts and challenges faced by university faculty often go unnoticed, and now, with questions over the future of tenure and job con…

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Georgia’s public university system has recently come under fire due to a new policy approved by the system’s Board of Regents on Oct. 13. In an unprecedented move, the board gave college administrations the right to fire tenured professors without the input of their faculty peers.

In a letter sent to UT employees on Oct. 21, President Randy Boyd announced that, due to an executive order from the Biden administration, an undetermined number of employees of the university system will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8.

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The world immediately came to a halt when COVID-19 emerged late in 2019. This meant putting a stop to all travel programs and school in general. Almost two years later, the world is getting back to a semblance of how it was before the pandemic. As part of this recovery, UT has started sendin…

On Thursday morning, the University of Tennessee System announced during an Education, Research and Service Committee meeting that it would raise the eligible household income level for the UT Promise scholarship from $50,000 to $60,000. The committee’s session was part of the UT Board of Tr…

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On Friday afternoon, a group of students protested what they see as a lack of support for the LGBTQ community on campus. They marched from the Torchbearer statue to the Student Union where UT System President Randy Boyd and Chancellor Donde Plowman hosted a town hall event to discuss the adm…

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Actions have a tendency to speak louder than words, and the university’s words on certain topics may feel hollow or “just for show.” However, concrete policy changes and additions demonstrate an institute’s true intent.

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Just as they have every year since the 1990s, the anti-abortion Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) set up a large display on Pedestrian Walkway last week featuring photos from the Holocaust and American lynchings placed alongside images of fetal tissue, which the group says depict aborted fetuses.

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Perhaps the pandemic made us forget what it meant to be on campus with nearly 30,000 other students. Perhaps too many people who could have walked to their first day of class decided to drive instead. Or perhaps, with one of the largest student populations in UT history, we have simply arriv…