Although Sexual Assault Awareness Month is coming to an end, it is always important for the UT community to be educated on organizations, offices and health centers, on and off campus, for students to learn more about this subject and what they can do to help.
As spring classes come to an end, many find themselves looking at the next chapter — summer. While some UT students may be returning to their homes and their families, other students will find themselves spending their summer in the Rocky Top sun.
With the recent rise of vintage clothing, more and more college students are seeking out this type of apparel. Students at the University of Tennessee are no exception to this phenomenon because seemingly no one is immune to the allure of a piece of clothing with a history behind it.
Natalie Campbell, known to many at UT as “Nattercam,” is one of those students who everyone seems to have a connection with. Maybe she was the first UT student they met as she led their tour group in a signature orange polo, or maybe she was their group leader at the Ignite summer program or…
With Earth Day later this month and spring on our doorstep, now is the ideal time to begin to focus on the long-term changes we can make to help better the environment as college students.
As Linda Baxter walked into Morgan Hall at what was once the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in 1984, she knew she had big shoes to fill.
It has been over a year since students received an email from Chancellor Donde Plowman on March 11, 2020, with the subject line “Urgent Message Regarding COVID-19 Response.” The email announced what students had already known for days and even weeks would happen: classes were moving online u…
With graduation quickly approaching in May, many seniors are starting to ask themselves what is next. This is a normal reaction to graduating and moving past the world of your undergraduate college experience.
One of the universal truths about living during a pandemic is the strain it places on people’s social lives.
As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available and cases are on a downward trend both in Tennessee and across the nation, students can expect a return to some version of pre-COVID-19 normalcy this fall.
As the founders of the Black Student Union attended the predominantly white University of Tennessee in 1967, they knew something needed to change. Their voices needed to be heard.
On campus at the Black Cultural Center is the African American Hall of Fame. This Hall of Fame gives the spotlight to notable African Americans who have made an important impact at the University of Tennessee. From students to faculty, this list goes over just a few of its notable members an…
It’s difficult to nail down a single definition of what intersectionality is. The concept itself is at once a critical research framework and also a trendy term used by social justice advocates online, who splash it across social media pages and slap it onto laptops and water bottles in a va…
The Pride Center is the heart of LBGTQ+ resources for UT students and fights to support the diverse community that encompasses the university.
Due to COVID-19, students are experiencing a longer winter break than usual to encourage students not to travel more than necessary during the pandemic. While some people are staying in Knoxville, some are leaving, making it hard to be with friends. Here are some ways to stay connected with …
It’s no secret that newspapers across the country — especially those with smaller circulations — suffered this year. While the battle between print and digital has been raging on for decades now, the decreased personal interaction of the pandemic has led to a decline in pick-up rates for phy…
There was an electrical issue that occurred this morning at the UT Counseling Center, creating a bit of smoke in the building.
The Rock at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is a staple to the campus community. It serves its population as a canvas for whatever the writer, artist or messenger chooses.
Chancellor Plowman delivered her Flagship Address virtually from the Howard Baker Center on Tuesday.
UTK’s Free Store hopes to make its mission of sustainability and accessibility permanent on campus by the end of this year.
2020 just keeps hitting us with hurdles left and right, and with Thanksgiving coming up in a month, many are uncertain of how the holidays will look this year.
At strategic spots around campus, pieces of paper have appeared taped to telephone poles and electrical boxes with the conspicuous headline “Wake Up Today!!!” written in large print.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has interrupted the plans of many college students. Few more than that of out-of-state students, who not only face the usual challenge of higher tuition and being far from home, now have to grapple with rocky online learning and the looming threat of rising C…
Founded in 1908 at Howard University and brought to UT in 1970, Alpha Kappa Alpha is the nation’s first historically African American sorority within Greek life. Today, the women of AKA continue to create networks, resources and support for their local communities, while bringing together li…
On Aug. 2, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx described a "new phase" of the COVID-19 pandemic — one where rural and urban areas are equally affected. Today, she discussed its effects on the UT and Knoxville community.
For many universities and college institutions, what the future looked like for welcoming students back on campuses this fall was unclear.
September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and given the current state of the world, we all could use some tips and tricks to improve our overall well-being.
For many students, online classes can make studying even harder, and may even create a lack of structure. It’s important to stay focused on school despite all the uncertainty around us.
With the fall semester about to kick into full gear, many students are left feeling more than a little daunted. For a lot of students this semester, homesickness poses a huge problem that does not always have an easy solution, especially in the midst of a global pandemic.
With all the changes this pandemic continues to bring, many students have decided to stay home this semester. While this can give students more flexibility, it can be hard to feel connected to UT and fellow Volunteers.
This semester will be unusual, to say the least. COVID-19 has done a number on us. Many of our classes and clubs are virtual, stadiums are empty and we’re not getting any of our usual breaks.
Getting involved on campus is one of the most important things a UT student can do to make Knoxville feel like home. Even though this semester may be a bit different from normal, there are still plenty of things to do at UT, both in-person and virtually.
Every corner of Rocky Top is preparing to receive its students. Except this time, it’s skipping the handshakes. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic creates new dangers for both students and staff. This is especially true for the Student Recreational and Fitness Center, or TRECS.
It’s already hard enough to make new friends at college, but with the current COVID-19 pandemic grinding the social scene to a halt, meeting new people is next to impossible.
It is no secret that the fall semester will be an experience like never before. In the months since UT initially closed its doors to students, faculty and staff members have been rapidly working to create a new and safe campus life.
The University of Tennessee recently unveiled a collaborative initiative aimed at supporting new and transfer students starting their first year at UT.
COVID-19 continues to affect our lives and limit the ways we interact with the wider world. UT students in less stable financial situations continue to struggle with these circumstances.
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 Office of Sustainability hosted the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Awareness Day on Tuesday, in an effort to encourage students in need to access the program. The day-long event was also sponsored by the Knoxville Community Action Committee and the Student Basic Needs Coalition.