Current Students News

Faculty, Staff, and Student Stories That Captivated Us in 2016

Innovative research. Great teaching. Inspiring personal stories. Each year, UT shares hundreds of stories about the game-changing work and personal achievements of our students, faculty, and staff. Here’s a look at stories that struck a chord with media, logged the most online hits, and made a lasting impression on many.

Campus Construction Progress to Continue in 2017

The spring semester brings several big campus improvement milestones, beginning with the opening of the new Stokely Family Residence Hall. Inside the building, the Fresh Food Company, a new POD Market, and a Starbucks WPS open today to all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Jamba Juice, also serving Starbucks coffee, in TRECS opens today. Strong Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building on Cumberland Avenue, will open its doors in mid-March.

Buy and Sell Used Goods on Campus Market Website

Have you been looking for a place to buy and sell your used furniture, clothes, and books? Are you tired of combing through Facebook groups in search of used calculators, computers, or appliances? Most importantly, are you looking for a market that is exclusive to students and hosts offers for part-time jobs, apartments, and ride

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Pride of the Southland to March in Its 15th Inaugural Parade

Later this month, the Pride of the Southland Band will continue an honored tradition—representing the state of Tennessee in the presidential inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. The band will march in the 58th inaugural parade on January 20, 2017. This will be the band’s 13th appearance in the parade—more than any other civilian organization. Their first parade was in 1965.

Our Volunteer Family: Remembering Dylan Baker

A member of the Volunteer family passed away last month. Dylan Baker, of Sevierville, Tennessee, was a freshman in the Haslam College of Business. Please remember this Volunteer and his family and friends.

UT Board Approves Beverly Davenport as Knoxville Chancellor

The UT Board of Trustees approved Beverly Davenport to become the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She will begin on February 15. The board met in a special called meeting Thursday in Nashville. Davenport is the first woman to lead UT Knoxville and the second woman chancellor in UT System history.

UT Named a Best College Value for 2017 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

UT is ranked 49th on the list of public colleges and universities, which was released this week—a jump from 71st last year. Kiplinger’s chooses the top 300 schools from 1,200 public and private colleges and universities based on measures of academic quality and affordability.

WBIR: Dolly Parton Focal Point of New UT History Class


WBIR-TV Channel 10 featured a UT history class that studied the life of entertainer and philanthropist Dolly Parton as a way to understand history. Taught by Lynn Sacco, associate professor of history, the class studied Parton’s autobiography, listened to her music, and watched her films to learn the ins and outs of this universal icon.