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.
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.
As of Wednesday, the Office of Information Technology has implemented a new feature in the UT email system to distinguish external emails from those that originate from within the UT email system.
As the primary and presidential elections are quickly approaching, citizens across the nation are preparing to vote. However, for politically involved young adults who may have recently moved for college, figuring out how and where to vote can be a challenge.
Recently, Knoxville and UT’s campus have been the center of torrential downpours. Amidst thunderstorms and classes cancelled for fear of flooding, UT students, faculty and staff have been walking around campus in quite rainy conditions in recent weeks, and the rain shows no signs of stopping.
The Department of Facilities Services works to keep campus functional and beautiful for all that walk its grounds. However, the department is aware that there are locations on campus that students would specifically like to see improved.
The second semester has started in full. A new batch of classes may bring a new batch of stressors, but they don’t need to overwhelm you. You can make this semester a breeze if you take the right steps.
Over the past week, students have stopped in their tracks on the way to class to watch Morrill Hall fall to the ground. The demolition of the dormitory, built in 1967, is just one part of UT’s plans to renovate the west side of campus.
For first-generation college students, the adjustment from home life to collegiate life can be more challenging than it is for most. In addition to being the first in their families to attend college, many of these students come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds or underrepresented communities.
Peeking out from behind a shelf in freshman Alex Anastasi’s Reese Hall dorm was what she initially believed to be an envelope, due to its manila coloring. Anastasi said she and her roommates left it alone, until one night when their curiosity was piqued.
Whether you have a meal plan or not, there are definitely going to be times this fall where you’ll want a cozy desert without leaving your dorm room or apartment. These easy recipes use warm spices and rich flavors to create the perfect desserts for Knoxville’s new cold weather. And best of …
According to a new UT study, the way couples approach an argument may be a deciding factor in the success of their marriage or relationship. Associate professor of child and family studies at UT Amy Rauer discovered in her study that happy couples often work through issues that can lead to a…
Classes are in full swing as we go into the fourth week of school. There’s homework to do, essays to write, projects to complete and exams to study for. The opening days were fun, but now it’s time to get serious about our studies.