Jordan Peele is back to serving up twists, turns and thrills with his latest offering, sci-fi horror-thriller “Nope.” Despite not premiering until July 22, 2022, its tight-lid promotional materials and Peele’s penchant for the bizarre have already spawned several fan theories and online pred…
This fall will be a busy one for Gallery 1010, one of three galleries associated with the School of Art at UT. It is the only non-profit, off-campus exhibition space fully run by students in the state of Tennessee.
While many areas of the mainstream media have been dominated by news of protests and outpourings of grief in response to the Dobbs decision, conservative voters, political figures and advocacy groups have celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling which struck down Roe v. Wade on June 24.
Kelsey Hollis, a senior at UT studying journalism and electronic media, recently won the 2022 Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition. Hollis has a long history with these programs and has a passion to help others.
UT Athletics Director and Vice Chancellor Danny White announced at an annual meeting of the UT Board of Trustees on Thursday that renovations to Neyland Stadium, which were originally conceived in November 2017 and planned for completion this fall, will be extended and expanded.
As the college cycle continues to turn, the senior class of 2022 has parted ways with the University of Tennessee, and the freshman class of 2026 will soon arrive on campus.
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…
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.
Sir Paul McCartney, the English singer/songwriter who famously performed as a frontman of The Beatles throughout the 1960s, held a concert in Knoxville for the very first time Tuesday night.
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…
On Saturday morning, UT conferred degrees on around 1,100 undergraduate students during the College of Arts and Sciences commencement in Thompson-Boling Arena, the largest of 11 commencements taking place over the weekend to honor the class of 2022.
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.
“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.
Chancellor Donde Plowman met with the UT Advisory Board on Friday morning to approve the proposed $1.7 billion operating budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The budget is $193 million higher than the original 2022 budget, which represents a 12.6% increase for next year.
As UT enters its “greatest decade” according to UT System President Randy Boyd, Chancellor Donde Plowman will be receiving a $160,000 raise, authorized by Boyd as compensation for her performance. The raise will increase her annual salary to $820,000 beginning July 1.
As the spring semester comes to an end, Parking and Transit Services has updated its parking permits to accommodate a later-than-usual end date.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For seniors at the University of Tennessee, Torch Night is a celebration that acts as the pre-graduation ceremony. It will take place at 8 p.m. on May 19 on the Ayres Lawn in front of Ayers Hall.
UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman will be salaried at $820,000 beginning July 1, UT President Randy Boyd announced during a UT Board of Trustees Executive Committee meeting Friday morning.
According to a WVLT article on Thursday, May 5, two UT students are currently facing vandalism charges for causing intentional damage to a Starship delivery robot.
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…
While many UT undergraduates will be going out into the world to start their new jobs, some are choosing to extend their time here on Rocky Top. The most common way to further your education after your undergrad is to enter grad school to receive your masters degree.
Graduation is the most anticipated part of a college student’s career. After years of hard work, countless papers, hours of studying and too many dreaded exams to count, it’s all finally coming to an end.
As the semester draws to a close, a consistent wave keeps crashing over me. It’s a wave filled with nostalgia, anxiety and optimism as the realization that I’m graduating takes hold of me. It’s hard for me to fathom that I will be finished with school in under three weeks.
Hello, and thank you for supporting student media by reading The Daily Beacon. My name is Daniel Dassow — rhymes with “lasso” — and I will have the privilege of serving as Editor-in-Chief for the 2022-23 academic year. I am a junior majoring in English and religious studies, and I have writt…
The K-Pop band BTS has skyrocketed in its popularity in just the past few years. While most people probably know who you’re talking about when you mention the band, there are fewer people who actually know their songs and would label themselves a fan. Those fans, though, are truly loyal and …
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…
In the Student Union’s Pilot Ballroom, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch addressed a crowd of nearly 600 Monday evening. She spoke about her new book, “Lessons from the Edge: A Memoir,” as well as the causes and consequences of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
UT’s student-led All-Campus Theatre (ACT) and the Center for Student Engagement presented their 3rd annual Musical Theatre Revue (MTR) on Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union auditorium.
Zeta Phi Beta, a sorority whose UT chapter was founded in 1974, has recently grown in strength and has been recognized by many for the members’ commitment to the historically African American sorority.
For the last year, Megan Bryson, associate professor and associate head in the department of religious studies, has taken a leave from teaching to work on a research project which focuses on the spread of Buddhism along silk roads in South Asia.
College Souk is a new app that allows college students to sell items they no longer need and to other students on their campus. The app offers different categories for items such as clothing, furniture and even services and transportation.
After a sold-out run in 2003, “Always … Patsy Cline” has been brought to the Clarence Brown Theatre once again. The musical debuted on the CBT mainstage for a second time with a Pay What You Can Preview performance on April 20, and it will continue to run through May 15.
The leading faces of the Knoxville History Project (KHP) , Jack Neely and Paul James, were present at the East Tennessee Historical Society on Wednesday to discuss their recent title, “Downtown Knoxville.” Published by Arcadia Publishing, the book is one of the latest in a long-established s…
In the past, spring recess at UT has only been a one-day break for students and faculty. The most recent spring recess was extended, giving students a two-day break from their class sessions. These breaks have always aligned with Easter, a Christian holiday celebrated on the first Sunday aft…
A book titled “Richard Eager: A Pilot’s Story from Tennessee Eagle Scouts to General Montgomery’s ‘Flying Fortress’” looks at the life of UT alumnus Colonel Richard Ernest Evans, known as “Richard Eager,” and was co-written with his daughter Barbara Evans Kinnear. Proceeds from the book, pub…
On April 21, UT’s chapter of Turning Point USA hosted right-wing political commentator Tomi Lahren in Dabney-Buehler Hall, despite attempts from left-leaning students to hamper the event’s success.
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…
On the evening of April 22, the plaza of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building was packed with students honoring Earth Day. The Earth Day Festival was held from 7-10 p.m. for students to come together and enjoy the beautiful day while enjoying music, free food, free plants and a fashion show.
Every year, the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship opens the door for thousands of students in Tennessee to attend college affordably by directing proceeds from the state lottery to public institutions of higher learning.
Rachel Stewart, a junior in the Haslam Scholars Program, has been selected as a 2022 Truman Scholar. Stewart is one of 58 students across 53 different universities to receive the prestigious award.
Among all the research done surrounding the LGBTQ+ community, many would not expect there to be a geographical component within this research. The Commission for LGBT People and The Pride Center hosted a virtual lecture with LaToya Eaves, assistant professor of geography at UT, on Wednesday …