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Chancellor Cheek and Freshmen Reflect on Move-in Day

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This past Saturday was Move-in Day on UT’s campus. More than 4,200 freshmen packed up their most prized possessions, recruited family and friends—preferably with strong arms—and made the trek to their new residence halls rooms. One of their move-in helpers was Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, who wasn’t afraid to break a sweat lifting large boxes and bins.

Three Chapters Now Occupy Sorority Village Development

The University of Tennessee’s new Sorority Village on Morgan Hill now has three houses occupied by sorority chapters. Chapters Delta Zeta and Alpha Chi Omega moved in earlier this week. The women of Kappa Delta are moving in this weekend.

‘Accidental Asian’ Author to Speak to UT Freshmen; Public Invited

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Eric Liu, author of The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker, will visit campus Tuesday to address the Class of 2016. Liu will speak at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in Thompson-Boling Arena. The event is open to the public and free parking is available in G-10 parking garage.

Changes and Additions to Campus Parking

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Several changes and additions have been made to UT’s parking inventory for fall semester in order to accommodate students, faculty, and staff during campus construction.

Sorority Village to Welcome Residents for Fall Semester

Construction activity at Sorority Village

The University of Tennessee’s Morgan Hill will soon welcome its first sorority women as Sorority Village opens its first set of houses for the fall semester. UT expects seven houses to be completed this fall, with as many as 270 women living in the development by the end of the semester. UT anticipates at least three houses opening in time for fall classes, which begin August 22.

UTPD Introduces New Crime Prevention Tool

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UTPD has partnered with BAIR Analytics Inc. to provide RAIDS Online, an online, public crime mapping system. The partnership will help keep members of the university community informed about crime that occurs on campus and in the area. RAIDS Online provides a map and crime analysis data. UT community members can use the map, data grid, and analytics to learn more about specific incidents and reports.

Big Idea: UT Students Open Dialogue on Race and Religion

Big Idea: Dialogue

Seniors Jayanni Webster, Abbey Schaplowsky, and Corie Fine were working together on a class project when they realized how diverse their own lives were—and how the campus as a whole is full of thousands of individuals, each with their own differences. From this idea came “Dialogue: A Conversation on Race and Religion at UT,” a film screening and panel discussion devised as a way to create a safe, inclusive way for students to talk about different social issues.