Posts By: Erik Bledsoe

University Responds to Divisive Posters on Campus

Today posters appeared on our campus that use inflammatory and divisive language and images about one of our registered student organizations, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and its members. The university objects to the content of the posters and rejects any attempt to promote division and foster hatred among our student body. Such attempts

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Board Votes to Name the John D. Tickle College of Engineering

(Left to right) UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, Tickle College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis, John D. Tickle and UT President Joe DiPietro stand together after the UT Board of Trustees approved the naming of the college of engineering in Tickle's honor on Oct. 14, 2016.

The UT Board of Trustees voted to name the College of Engineering for distinguished alumnus John D. Tickle. It marks the second time in the campus’s 222-year history that a college has been named for an alumnus and benefactor. Tickle, a 1965 industrial engineering graduate from Bristol, Tennessee, is chairman of the Strongwell Corporation.

In Historic Move, UT Names College of Business for James A. Haslam II


For the first time in its history, UT has named a college in recognition of an alumnus and donor. The Haslam family, of Knoxville, announced today a landmark gift of $50 million to the UT College of Business Administration. The UT Board of Trustees voted today to name the college the James A. Haslam II College of Business.