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Princeton Review Names UT Knoxville a ‘Best Value’ College

College students and their families know very well the value of a dollar. UT Knoxville does too, and provides strong educational value for every tuition dollar, according to The Princeton Review’s “150 Best Value Colleges for 2012″ list released today. The list ranked UT among the seventy-five best values in public higher education, and for the first time, noted UT’s commitment to diversity and civility.

Take a Break and Explore UT’s History

What role did UT President Andy Holt play in fully integrating the university? Take some time out of your busy day to learn more about the years leading up to desegregation at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

UT College of Law Welcomes Diverse First-Year Class

The University of Tennessee College of Law has welcomed its most diverse class in the college’s history. Of the 160 students enrolled for the Class of 2014, 46 of them, or 29 percent, are students of color. Class members range in age from 21 to 65. Approximately 42 percent of the class is female and 58 percent is male, tracking the national applicant pool that is predominantly male this year. The Class of 2014, one of the college’s largest, was selected from nearly 1,300 applicants.

Native American Student Association to Host First Powwow

In the Cherokee language, “anadasgisi” means “they are gathering.” The Native American Student Association (NASA) and UT Knoxville are hosting “Anadasgisi – The Gathering of International Natives,” a traditional powwow featuring performers from across the globe on April 8 and 9 at various locations around UT campus.

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College of Law Hosts 11th Annual Blackshear Gala

The UT Knoxville College of Law will host a special event next month to honor students and alumni who are making strides to increase diversity in the program. The 11th annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala will be at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5 at The Foundry in World’s Fair Park.

UT College of Law Announces New Diversity Endowment

Thanks to a Nashville law firm, the UT Knoxville College of Law will receive a $100,000 endowment to help law students and advance the principles of equality preached by civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis is expected to announce the Diversity Endowed Scholarship on Jan. 13 during its inaugural luncheon to celebrate King’s legacy.

New Ramp Allows Greater Accessibility to UT’s Torchbearer Statue

The Torchbearer is now more welcoming, thanks to a ramp that has been installed at the iconic statue in Circle Park on the UT Knoxville, campus. The ramp allows for increased accessibility to the statue for those with limited mobility. The Torchbearer was erected 43 years ago and, until now, there was no way to get to the statue without going up or down a number of steps. Jenny Richter, UT’s ADA coordinator, said construction of the ramp was prompted by a suggestion from a staff member who became aware that a visitor was unable to reach the statue.