In The News

Mentions of the University of Tennessee in external media outlets.

UT’s Bell Tells the Guardian How Cities Shape Music Scenes

Tom Bell weighs in on the grunge scene in the Pacific Northwest during the 80s. The United Kingdom-based Guardian highlighted his expertise expert on the geography of American popular culture when taking into account the boom of 80s garage bands.

Local Media Outlets Spotlight Big Orange Meal Share


The Big Orange Meal Share program, which launched in January, allows students to donate their unused guest meals and allows others to contribute funds to benefit students in need. Anagha Uppal, a junior in the College Scholars Program, and Melissa Shivers, associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students, worked together to bring the program to life. Media outlets showcased the Big Orange Meal Share.

WBIR Showcases International House Photo Exhibit

UT’s international students were challenged to take a photo that offers a snapshot of their home countries. The exercise culminated in a photo exhibit currently on display at the International House. WBIR-TV Channel 10 featured the exhibit.

Local8Now Highlights UT Ethics Bowl


WVLT-TV Local 8 Now visited UT’s Ethics Bowl to watch as fifteen high school teams tackled a series of controversial issues, ranging from racism to the use of natural resources.

News Sentinel Highlights UT Darwin Day Birthday Bash

UT students this month celebrated the 207th birthday of Charles Darwin with lectures, a puppet display, a cake contest, and a birthday party. The Knoxville News Sentinel featured the birthday party, which was held at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

Indian Country Today Features Feller in Series about US Presidents

Indian Country Today interviewed history professor Dan Feller for a story that is part of a series exploring past presidents’ attitudes toward Native Americans, challenges and triumphs regarding tribes, and the federal laws and Indian policies enacted during their terms in office.