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  • With more than 3,100 students; about 700 faculty, staff, and retirees; about 400 alumni; and one bluetick coonhound, UT set the Guinness World Record for the largest human letter on…

  • History honors students look at how a “hillbilly” girl from Appalachia grew up to become an international one-word sensation. The course pulls students in to study someone they thought they already knew and familiarizes them with analyzing popular culture as a historical source.

  • Everyone loves a good bedtime story. Just ask UT student Andrew Kochamba, whose tweet about resident assistant Quamir “Q” Boddie reading him a bedtime story for his birthday went viral…

  • By the time Ben Murphy graduated in 2015, he already had a pretty impressive resume that included directing a documentary and associate producing a film with an all-UT cast and crew.

  • From significant events to famous visitors to the loss of a great friend, 2016 was chock-full of moments the Volunteer family will never forget. Here are a few of the…

  • “Put away your hankies. There’s not going to be any pity party. We’re going to fight, and we’re going to fight publicly.” —Pat Summitt In 2011, when Pat Summitt was…

  • A swimmer. A runner. A soccer player. We pay tribute to three women student-athletes—Kira Toussaint, Hannah Wilkinson, and Kali Davis-White—who recently represented Tennessee and their home countries well in the 2016 Olympics.

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