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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In an interview with Daily Beacon staff writer Kaitlyn Pilcher, UT junior Sophie Nauta spoke about the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) at UTK, her involvement with the organization and how it can help with students’ future careers in the medical field.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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 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.
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.
Depending on who you ask, many people might say that the University of Tennessee is considered a party school, whether it’s our location, our size, our status as an SEC school or for some other reason.
On a night when SGA campaigns typically celebrate beating out the competition for spots in student government, members of the unopposed Evolve campaign came together in a Zoom call Wednesday evening to celebrate the election and to look forward to the year ahead.
The Campus Events Board welcomed Jeff Corwin to campus on Tuesday night to share his knowledge of the great outdoors and inspire people from all walks of life to take part in conservation efforts.
After hours of cold, rainy weather, the sun decided to shine just in time for The United Residence Halls Council (URHC) to host its annual carnival in the Humanities and Social Sciences Plaza on Tuesday evening. From 6-8 p.m., students were able to experience the feel of a true carnival with…
The UT Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee organization (SEAT) kicked off the 2022 Sex Week on April 4. Over the course of the week, SEAT sponsored multiple informative events leading up to their zestful main event of the week yet: the drag show.
Relay for Life is an event that is held each spring on campus by the student organization VOLS Against Cancer in partnership with the American Cancer Society. The relay this year will take place Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m, in the Student Union Plaza.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and various UT organizations have made plans to recognize the annual event. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), 13% of college students will experience sexual violence, and students between the ages of 18-24, regardless…
The Honors & Scholars Programs are a set of initiatives for high-achieving students which involve specialized courses of study, service requirements and perks. There are four such programs offered at UT: Haslam Scholars, Chancellor’s Honors, Honors Leadership and 1794 Scholars.
With the start of April, Earth Day is fast approaching — a day created to bring awareness to environmental protection, sustainability and humankind’s impact on the planet. While UTK has several programs dedicated to sustainability, other universities in the SEC are environmentally conscious …
For years now, every UT dorm room has been equipped with a recycling bin. If you’re ever looking for a trash can on campus, it’s almost more likely that you’ll find a recycling bin.
Each year, Earth Day inspires people to become involved in sustainability initiatives, but these inspirations can be quickly lost as the day ends and celebrations cease. Behind the scenes, however, student organizations such as Students Promoting Environmental Action in Knoxville (SPEAK) are…
University of Tennessee facility services bought 200 additional recycling bins for a primetime Volunteers football game against Brigham Young (BYU) in 2019.
Every so often, climate activists come to campus to hand out flyers from the California-based Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC) which detail how, by switching to a vegan diet, one person could save 219,000 gallons of water, 1,533 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions and the lives of a…
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and the peak of many students’ boredom, the UTK Virginity Club was born. A year and a half later, the club’s Instagram account has grown to over 7,000 followers, as it continues to spread the group’s message that adult virginity is something to be proud…
The 2022 Student Government Association’s (SGA) election season has arrived, but this season is unique in the fact that there is no competition. The members of UT’s one and only campaign on the 2022 ballot, Evolve, are by no means taking these circumstances as an opportunity to put in less effort.
The 865 Night Market returned on the evening of April 1 from 6-10 p.m. to celebrate cultural diversity and inclusivity. The event garnered much attention as attendees enjoyed the large variety of foods and live music.
The Pride Center hosted a series of events this past week to celebrate Trans Week of Visibility on campus. International Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) is on March 31 and celebrates trans individuals and acknowledges their struggles and the discrimination they have faced.
On Thursday evening, Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at the NYU Stern School of Business, delivered the 2022 Baker Distinguished Lecture before a large audience in the Student Union Auditorium. It was the first time Haidt had traveled to deliver an in-person lec…
Wednesday evening, the UT Pride Center hosted a screening of the 2020 documentary film “Disclosure” in honor of Transgender Week of Visibility, an international observance started in 2009 by the youth advocacy organization Trans Student Educational Resources.
When Abbey Lawrence, a junior geography major, began her freshman year at UT, she and some of her friends decided to go to a student organization fair on Ped Walkway. It was there she decided to apply for the Student Government Association’s (SGA) first-year leadership council (FYLC), which …
Aerospace engineer, business strategist and educational influencer Camille Calibeo returned to her alma mater Monday evening to speak with students and faculty about her experience in the field. The event was attended by professors and students from all across campus with an interest in the …
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture hosted a unique movie screening for its “Night at The Museum” event on Friday, March 25. While the main event of the evening was a screening of the 2006 film by the same name, the McClung Student Advisory Board had lots more planned for the a…
“She Kills Monsters” is UT’s last production at the Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre, which is set to be torn down later this year, and it’s certainly one worth checking out before it’s too late.
University Housing presented a “Spring Sampler” for students to attend Tuesday evening in the Presidential Court. The organization had set up tables that were filled with traditional signs of spring arriving on campus.
For students interested in starting sustainable eating, trying new recipes or meeting unfamiliar faces, they need look no further than the UTK Veganteers club.
Since the year of 1987, Women’s History Month has been a time to celebrate and acknowledge the successes and contributions that women have made throughout history.
According to UT’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, or OIRA, there has been a decline in Black students attending the University of Tennessee in comparison to other racial or ethnic categories.
With the rise of TikTok in 2019, many young people joined the app to make silly videos and joke around with friends. No one really knew the impact it would have on their lives and careers in the following years, especially UT junior Charlie Keats.