WBIR News

WBIR Features UT Declaration Day, Upcoming Freshman Overcoming Hardship

UT Admissions staged its first ever Declaration Day broadcast on Monday, May 1 from the Ray and Lucy Hand Digital Studio. The unique event celebrated the May 1 college confirmation deadline. WBIR featured coverage on the Declaration Day broadcast, and focused on one incoming freshman in particular, Xavier Grace of Memphis. Grace has faced much

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WBIR Interview with Chancellor Davenport: There is Something Special Here

WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit sat down with Chancellor Beverly Davenport to see how she’s settling into her role. Wilhoit discussed a variety of topics with Chancellor Davenport including the Guinness World Record, potential for outsourcing services, and combating sexual assault, among other topics. “I feel a great honor, I feel a responsibility,” said Davenport. “There is

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WBIR Features Bill Fox on Growing Trend of Online Shopping

Bill Fox, director of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, was recently featured by WBIR regarding the growing trend of online shopping. Fox said holiday sales for 2016 showed double digit growth in e-commerce, while in-store sales showed essentially no growth.  He said getting back time and the ability to compare prices easily

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WBIR: Murphy Provides Tips for Staying Healthy During Holidays

WBIR featured Lee Murphy, assistant professor of nutrition in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, during its Live at Five at Four segment. Murphy provided tips for staying healthy during the holidays. Some of Murphy’s tips are: Stay hydrated! Keep fruits and vegetables on your radar. Try to have at least five a day. Incorporate dietary

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WBIR: Impact of POTUS in Cuba on UT Business Students

President Barack Obama isn’t the only person taking advantage of loosened travel restrictions to Cuba. In December, George Drinnon and Andrew Seidler took eighteen students in the Haslam College of Business to Havana, Cuba to expose them to the challenges of business in a foreign environment.

Joshua Inwood Interviewed About Flag Controversy

Joshua Inwood, associate professor of geography and Africana studies, was recently interviewed by WATE and WBIR. Inwood gave historical context to the national discussion happening about continued use of the Confederate battle flag. Inwood is among faculty featured in the UT Experts Guide.