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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…

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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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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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.

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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…

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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…