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Sinkhole Closes Campus Road, Delays Shuttle Bus Service

Traffic Cones

A sinkhole on the University of Tennessee agriculture campus has closed a road and affected the campus shuttle bus route. The sinkhole was discovered over the weekend on Service Drive behind the Plant Biotech Building.

Students and Campus Shuttles

Traffic Cones

The university is working to resolve a delay in the T’s Neyland route (formerly the Ag route) to get students to the Hill (Gate 21) faster.

Living Light Goes to Chattanooga for Last Tour Stop

Living Light

Living Light, the university’s energy-efficient, solar-powered house, is traveling to Chattanooga as part of a multi-city tour of the state from July 20-29. This is the home’s last stop before it comes back to Knoxville where it will reside at the UT Gardens.

UT, Tennessee Fare Well in New Student Loan Debt Report

Tennessee graduates are less likely to have student loan debt than students in other states. And those who do owe less. That good news comes from the new Project on Student Debt report, issued by the nonprofit Institute for College Access & Success.

Workshop to Highlight Year’s Best Books for Children and Young Adults

Looking for some great books for your children or your students? Educators, librarians, and parents are invited to a workshop Friday that will highlight the best titles of the year. Registration is now under way for “The Best of the Best 2012 Workshop,” which is being co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature and the Knox County Public Library.

Navy Chooses UT for Large-Scale Contract

The UT National Defense Business Institute has been awarded the opportunity to participate in a large-scale, multi-year contract with the US Navy. The Navy has identified the institute as a prime contractor for research and development support through SeaPort-e, the Navy’s electronic platform for acquiring support services in twenty-two areas including engineering, financial management, and program management.

Life of the Mind Looks Ahead to Next Year

Life of the Mind

Although UT will soon welcome the Class of 2016, First-Year Studies program organizers are already looking ahead to next year and want your input in selecting the common reading book for the Class of 2017. FYS has announced that its Life of the Mind program for the Class of 2017 will focus on environmental sustainability.