Current Students News

UT Students Remember 9/11 through Memorial Project


In remembrance of those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, UT is participating in the 9/11: Never Forget Project. Members of the student organization Young Americans for Freedom constructed a memorial to the individuals whose lives were lost during the attacks by placing 2,977 American flags beside the Humanities Amphitheater. The students began planting the flags at 11:00 p.m. yesterday. The memorial will remain in place throughout the day today.

Baker Center Invites Students to Take the Policy Challenge


The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy is launching its second annual student policy challenge. Named in honor of the late senator, the Howard Baker Public Policy Challenge is open to UT undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines.

UT Alert Test Set for 1:10 p.m. on Friday, September 12

The university plans to test the UT Alert text and e-mail messaging system at 1:10 p.m. on Friday, September 12.

If you are subscribed to the system and all of your contact information is up to date, you will receive a test text message from the number 44515. If you have subscribed for both the text and e-mail message options, you should receive the test message both ways.

New Faces in Student Life: Tashika Griffith


Tashika Griffith, associate dean of students in the Office of the Dean of Students, joined the UT staff this summer after serving as an assistant dean in the Dean of Students Office at the University of Miami in Florida.

Let’s Beat the Gators During Annual Tailgate Blood Drive Next Week


The ninth-annual Tailgate Blood Drive, a competition between Tennessee fans and Florida fans, will be held next week, September 15–19. Medic Regional Blood Center is calling on all UT faculty, staff, students, and fans to donate blood to help Tennessee fans out-give Florida.

New Faces in Student Life: Adam Kowalski


Adam Kowalski, assistant director of Sorority and Fraternity Life, made his way to Knoxville this summer from Florida where he served as a graduate advisor for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and SGA at the University of South Florida.

Academic Coaches Can Help You Meet Your Goals

Have you ever studied for hours and still felt like you didn’t know the material? Do you ever wonder where all your time goes? Working with an academic coach can help you study smarter by developing skills in time management, goal setting, learning styles, and strategies.