Current Students News

Student Veteran Who Aided in Somali Pirate Rescue Now Works with UT Vets

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Five years ago, as a US Navy petty officer on the USS Bainbridge, Melina Gardner—now a UT senior in sociology—found herself in the middle of a four-day standoff between the Navy and Somali pirates during the now-famous rescue of the ship’s captain Richard Phillips. As Veterans Day approaches, Gardner reflects on her experiences and how she now helps other veterans in the university’s Office of Veterans Affairs.

Paciello Named UT’s Clery Act Compliance Coordinator

Jillian Paciello

Jillian Paciello has been named the university’s Clery Act compliance coordinator. Paciello, formerly the records manager for the UT Police Department, will monitor and ensure Clery Act compliance at the university.

SGA Corner: Fall Fest, New Breakfast Option, and Senate Bills Passed

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UT’S National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and SGA’s Diversity Affairs Committee invite you to help serve the community during their annual Fall Fest from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8 at Sarah Moore Greene Elementary School. E-mail naacp@utk.edu to sign up to volunteer.

Humanities Center Talk to Look at Link between Climate, Human History

Nicola Di Cosmo

As we learn more about climate change, we learn more about human history. Nicola Di Cosmo, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will talk about this link at the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture, 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, in Room 1210 of the McClung Tower.