In recent months, Knoxville made headlines in infamy for the highest COVID-19 case counts per population in the country — in fact, some of the highest in the world.
As a year has passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals across the world have been greatly affected. One aspect in particular that has been a prominent issue is that of the mental health effects that have occurred due to the pandemic.
A year ago, Knoxville had only just begun to face the first wave of COVID-19. When the university rushed to send Volunteers home in March of 2020, students and staff could only imagine what the following school year would look like.
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…
As everyone continues into what are still uncharted waters, it is more important now than ever to be familiar with the most crucial COVID-19 resources available on UT’s campus, including testing and quarantine resources as well as mental health support.
Last November, when administration announced that UT would not be providing hazard pay or a higher minimum wage for frontline campus workers, Brandon Risley, who works as a custodian in Hess Hall, was in disbelief.
The UT Board of Trustees held a public rulemaking hearing Friday morning to hear proposals for permanent adoption of federal changes to Title IX policy and for adoption of new system-wide immunization requirements.
The active COVID-19 case counts and self-isolations for the University of Tennessee have dropped significantly in the past week.
Chancellor Donde Plowman’s COVID-19 updates for Tuesday, Sept. 8 were, as she described in the livestream, “short and to the point.”
Of all student organizations, fraternities and sororities may stand to lose the most due to COVID-related conduct policies.
According to the most recent COVID-19 active case numbers on Aug. 30, cases have risen by 57 since Aug. 28, just two days prior.
According to an article from WBIR-TV, the second COVID-19 cluster has been discovered as two members of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at the University of Tennessee have tested positive for the coronavirus.
In her COVID-19 update livestream on Aug. 18, Chancellor Donde Plowman discussed the data related to case counts, the first identified cluster of cases and how the university is dealing with rooms being cleaned as a result of possible COVID-19 cases.
Tuesday afternoon, UT announced several changes made to the fall 2020 academic calendar in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Volunteer nation was rocked with the news of then Interim President Randy Boyd’s announcement to move all classes online on all UT campuses on March 16, 2020.
The Sunrise Movement has never been shy about what it wants. Think youth activists occupying the hall outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office demanding action on climate change. Think elementary schoolers defiantly telling Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California that the planet is dying and …
“Reduce, reuse, recycle” is a saying many American children grew up with, repeated verbatim to encourage more environmentally friendly mindsets. But what if that adage is wrong? What if recycling isn’t as beneficial as we once supposed?
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.
The Fort Sanders neighborhood, located adjacent to UT, is the home of many UT students due to its walkability and close proximity to campus. However, with an area highly populated by college students and therefore partying, the neighborhood is also subject to great deals of pollution.
In an effort to reassure students and faculty as the coronavirus outbreak began to unfold, UT soon established a COVID-19 Information and Support page online. Here is a rundown of the resources on the site.
The Office of Sustainability has historically expanded Earth Day festivities to the entire month of April instead of only the day itself. While holding events is difficult now that the semester has been so drastically interrupted, Sustainability Manager Jay Price talked about the importance …
Being in charge of any company is never easy — there are plenty of ups and downs, daily challenges to conquer, bridges to gap, better communication tactics to figure out and more.
Fall semester course registration will be open to all students by April 21. With the current coronavirus situation, it is easy to forget there are still classes planned after the year ends.
The phrase, “reduce, reuse and recycle” has been advertised in the past for plastics and cans, but it further extends to high-end runway fashion, as well as the clothes college students wear in their daily lives.
Typically, on a day like Wednesday each year, one would see hundreds of students, faculty and staff alike walking up the Hill at UT, often sporting stylish heeled shoes as they do so.
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 Sunrise Movement has never been shy about what it wants. Think youth activists occupying the hall outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s officedemanding action on climate change. Think elementary schoolers defiantly telling Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California that the planet is dying and t…
Carbon emissions are hurting the planet we live on. That’s the long and short of it. To lessen the effects of climate change, humanity needs to drastically reduce its output of carbon.
When the University of Tennessee’s campus shut down because of COVID-19 and concerns of safety for students and staff, the Clarence Brown Theatre shut down with it. But production didn’t stop there for Melissa-Caldwell Weddig, Elizabeth Aaron, Kyle Schellinger, Amber Williams, Margo Birdwhis…
Across the globe, the coronavirus pandemic has affected millions of lives. Countries have restricted travel, cities are ordering citizens to stay at home and despite all the disarray, the Earth appears to be clearing up from pollution.
Now that the carefully-crafted spheres of our lives are melting into one huge glob of laundry, Zoom calls, emails and dishes, every new challenge of online schooling can seem fresh and personal. But for professors, lecturers and graduate students with young children, the already strenuous ta…
UT’s Student Government Association is a voice representing the student body for issues on campus. Though coronavirus may have muffled that voice for a time, SGA is still running and still holding elections.
Climate change is one of the biggest issues of our generation. Though it is affecting all of us, it is something that might be missable in everyday life to your average, non-scientist person. This is why climate change activists are so important. These people stand up for Mother Earth, makin…
One week, UT students were showing up to classes, taking part in extracurriculars and generally living life to the fullest. A week later, the dorms lay barren, the classrooms empty and the streets of UT ghostly quiet.
Climate change is no secret, and it’s also no joke. As Earth grows more polluted and global warming grows more serious, it becomes increasingly important that each person takes the time to change their lifestyle and reduce their personal carbon footprint in order to slow climate change.
On Thursday, UT alumnus and former professional football player Peyton Manning surprised UT students with a visit to an online Communications Studies Senior Capstone Zoom course, led by Professor John Haas.
On Friday, the Board of Trustees held a virtual meeting which focused on the functioning of the university system during this unprecedented time amid the coronavirus outbreak. The most eventful decision made was to officially appoint Randy Boyd as the UT System president through 2025. Boyd h…
In an email sent out to the UT community Wednesday evening, Provost David Manderscheid announced that the Faculty Senate had voted to give students the option to use a pass/fail, or “satisfactory/no credit,” grading system for most spring 2020 courses in response to the academic challenges p…
In the wake of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the United States Department of Agriculture has relaxed requirements for student emergency food services.
Packing up a dorm or apartment can be a daunting task, especially if you’re crunched for time or have a lot to manage. With the unexpected outbreak of the coronavirus and summer right around the corner, there are probably a lot of you in a tight situation.
On Sunday evening, Chancellor Donde Plowman informed the UT community that the first case of coronavirus on UT’s campus was discovered when a staff member tested positive for the illness. In response, UT decided to halt all campus housing move-out beginning this upcoming Tuesday.
The first confirmed case of coronavirus on UT’s campus was announced on Sunday evening in an email sent out from Chancellor Donde Plowman.
On Wednesday afternoon, from a room dotted with visible cans of disinfectant spray, UT hosted a Facebook LIVE discussion to address community comments and concerns about the outbreak of COVID-19.
The University of Tennessee recently announced that all class will be held online for the rest of the semester in light of the recent COVID-19, or coronavirus, global outbreak. With online classes come the need for online resources. Here are some of the virtual tools that UT is offering to s…
The University of Tennessee announced Monday afternoon that all in-person classes will be moved and remain online for the remainder of the spring semester.
On the way into the Carousel Theatre to see “Hamlet,” I was thinking about the coronavirus. During intermission, I chatted with my seat neighbor about the potential lockdown of the entire nation. As I walked out of the theatre, I spoke with a professor about the challenges of moving classes online.
A group of scientists gave a panel discussion about the current state of coronavirus research today. Held in Mossman 102, the group included Barry Rouse, Vitaly Ganusov, Hong Guo, Rachel McCord and Micholas Smith.