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The Volunteers Did It! UT Achieves World Record

With more than 3,100 students, about 700 faculty, staff, and retirees, about 400 alumni, and one bluetick coonhound, UT this morning set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest human letter. Volunteers stood together in Neyland Stadium to create a Power T that spanned 190 feet by 190 feet. NBC’s Today show viewers witnessed the feat, which was part of Rokerthon 3, weatherman Al Roker’s week-long trek to five universities to break world records.

Experts: WWI Impact on Current Events, Culture Continues 100 Years Later

Global politics, US civil liberties, and the popularity of wristwatches and trench coats all have their roots in a transformative but often forgotten moment in history: World War I. As the centennial of America’s entry into the First World War approaches in April, Vejas Liulevicius and Ernie Freeberg, two experts from UT’s Department of History, reflect on the how the conflict’s impact continues to be felt today.

Top 10 Reasons to Help Us Break the World Record

We want 4,000 members of the Volunteer family to help us build a Power T so large no will be able to beat it. There’s still time to sign up to join the fun. Is our plan ambitious? You better believe it!