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UT Board Approves 3 Percent Tuition Increase and Employee Raises

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The UT Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent tuition increase as part of UT Knoxville’s $1.06 billion new fiscal year budget, which begins July 1. Due to increases in state funding, all UT System campuses held tuition increases to 3 percent for undergraduates. It has been nineteen years since UT Knoxville last held its

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UT Board Honors the Memory of President Emeritus Boling


At Thursday’s UT Board of Trustees meeting, President Joe DiPietro led a special tribute to President Emeritus Ed Boling, who died on June 18. DiPietro recognized Boling’s three sons and other family members who attended the meeting. Vice Chair Jim Murphy introduced a moment of silence. UT President Emeritus Joe Johnson shared thoughts about his

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Board Approves Naming of the Frieson Black Cultural Center


The UT Board of Trustees approved a proposal today to rename a popular student programming and support building for UT Knoxville alumni Ron and Don Frieson. The building previously known as the Black Cultural Center, on Melrose Avenue on the Knoxville campus, is now named the Frieson (fry-son) Black Cultural Center.

Study Could Improve Safety for Cyclists, E-Bikes

A study by UT researchers could soon change the way electric bicycles are used and regulated. Led by Chris Cherry, the group took one of the first in-depth looks at how the behavior of e-bike riders compares to that of traditional bikers.

Davis Joins Editorial Board of Top Engineering Journal

Wayne Davis, dean of UT’s College of Engineering, recently received a high honor—the Chinese Academy of Engineering extended him an invitation to join the editorial review board of its publication Engineering.