The Knox County Board of Health met over Zoom Wednesday night for its bi-weekly meeting to hear concerns from the public, discuss various COVID-related benchmarks and vote on county-wide regulations.
The Knox County Board of Health met on Wednesday evening over Zoom for their weekly meeting regarding Knox County and the COVID-19 pandemic.
For nearly five months, bars around Knoxville were closed due to COVID-19. Now open again, they face new complications as cases surrounding the university skyrocket and the campus area struggles to keep outbreaks under control.
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.
The Knox County Board of Health met virtually Wednesday evening to discuss proposed Regulation 2020-5. The Board of Health has been meeting weekly since July 15, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Knox County Board of Health held a meeting to address the rise of positive COVID-19 cases in Knox County and the benchmarks necessary to care for the public.
Tuesday afternoon, UT announced several changes made to the fall 2020 academic calendar in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Restaurants are limited, town squares are empty and it’s harder than ever to find folks to go hiking. However, we can still go. That makes this state a curious case.
The Southeastern Conference's two and a half month sports hiatus due to COVID-19 is set to end soon with universities being allowed to bring student athletes back on campus Jun. 8.
At a time when companionship has been challenging to come by for some, people have been turning to animal shelters to fill that void.
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.
When Joanie Stewart heard that Tennessee was issuing a stay-at-home order, she was deeply worried. Gov. Bill Lee called it a “safer-at-home” order, but for the victims of domestic violence, for whom Stewart serves as executive director of the Family Justice Center in Knoxville, the order mea…
Across Tennessee, people took to the streets in major cities on Sunday afternoon to protest Governor Bill Lee’s stay-at-home orders and the closure of many local businesses.
Gov. Bill Lee announced during a press conference Wednesday that free COVID-19 testing will be provided to Tennesseans regardless of whether they present the traditional symptoms of the virus. The expanded testing effort comes at a time when state and local leaders are pushing to reopen the …
In the first days of spring break and the stay-at-home fiasco, I developed a fever and chills. I was lethargic all day and got muscle aches whenever I tried to move. Taking a shower or walking to the bathroom were activities that could leave me dizzy and dry heaving.
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.
As we have seen during the current COVID-19 pandemic and other instances of disaster, the United States of America’s government and leadership has failed its citizens time and time again. The lack of preparation, unwillingness to take heed of professionals' advice and faltering in the necess…
On Feb. 29, 2020, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a notorious photo of the White House Coronavirus Taskforce. This photo was scrutinized for one obvious reason: there were no women.
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.
Last week, Gov. Bill Lee issued an order for all Tennesseans to stay at home in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. For millions of residents, this order was a necessary nuisance like many others ordered across the nation, and while it threatens finances, it might at least …
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.
Right now, across the U.S., students are having to deal with a lot of emotions. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate, university students are entering their second or third weeks of social distancing.
Netflix’s new docuseries “Tiger King” is all the internet is talking about right now — aside from the coronavirus, of course — so here are some other mind-blowing documentary series to watch during quarantine.
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.
As we are all staying home during the current coronavirus pandemic, one potentially unexpected consequence of the virus is rising utility bills. Water, heating and electric bills are almost guaranteed to go up, but there are some ways that you can mitigate the increase. Here are some suggest…
Sunday, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series headed to virtual Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City Showdown. Available on the Fox network, the race featured many top NASCAR Cup Series drivers. William Bryon, who has been on the pole for all three of the eNASCAR races, finally got…
Tennessee head football coach Jeremy Pruitt talked with the local media Friday discussing his football program amidst the coronavirus. It’s a challenging time for all college football program’s as players are away from campus due to the global pandemic.
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…
The Southeastern Conference announced Friday that it's extending its suspension of all in-person athletic activities due to the coronavirus until May 31st.
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.
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.
When I stepped into the role of Editor-in-Chief back in December, I could never have imagined what this semester would bring with it.
The coronavirus has disrupted life across the world in ways that many never imagined. One the key parts of life that has faced upheaval has been business, and supply chain management in particular. Sharing his expertise, Dr. Ted Stank, Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business and Supply Chain M…
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to keep us trapped inside, many of us are experiencing the natural desire to get out. There’s only so many video games to play or books to read at home before one starts to suffer from cabin fever. With that in mind, here are some virtual tours you can t…
During this uncertain time in our country, abortion opponents are not wasting a single minute in taking advantage of the current political climate and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Believe it or not, I actually do have some traveling to write about. That’s right, there’s always some bit of not-quite sage travel wisdom I can impart, even if there are pandemic-driven lockdowns and travel bans happening.