Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek joined alumni, sorority women, and other dignitaries today to dedicate UT’s new Sorority Village Center and Ann Baker Furrow Boulevard, the main street leading into the development. Furrow, a 1967 alumna, celebrated the milestone.
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A street in the new Sorority Village has been named in honor of Ann Baker Furrow, a 1967 alumna and pioneering female golfer who also was the first woman to serve on the UT Board of Trustees. The street sign now displays “Ann Baker Furrow Boulevard.” The campus will hold a formal dedication in the spring.
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.
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.
Here are some questions and answers regarding the Sorority Village project, currently under construction on Morgan Hill on the west end of campus.
WBIR attended the groundbreaking ceremony for UT Knoxville’s Sorority Village. On Sunday, May 1, present and past members of UT sororities broke ground on the new $45 million dollar project along on a stretch of land near Kingston Pike and Neyland Drive. The houses will range from 9,000 to 17,000 square feet with the most expensive costing around $5 million. UT hopes to welcome its first group of residents to Sorority Village in the fall of 2012.
Sorority women at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will take a big step this weekend as they break ground on the fourteen structures that will make up Sorority Village on Morgan Hill. The ground breaking begins at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive.
A newly uncovered Civil War battle site on the land known as Morgan Hill on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus will be honored as the land around it is put to use as sorority housing. The site, which consists of Confederate cannon emplacements and trenches facing the Fort Sanders area, was uncovered during archaeological surveys of the area prior to preparing the land for construction of UT’s Sorority Village.