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Snowed in on campus one Friday afternoon, Chris Weller (’13) was thinking about fresh fruit. Specifically, he was thinking about the UMass Permaculture Initiative, a pioneering project with extensive campus gardens and orchards. He wondered if a project like it would work at UT. The climate is good and the campus is large enough. In his notebook, Weller wrote the words “Big Orange Orchard.” Continue reading

Jed DeKalb (’76), the state’s chief photographer, has spent more than three decades photographing a succession of five Tennessee governors. But he got his start at UT, capturing a slice of campus life in the 1970s. Continue reading

For most students, game day means tailgating and parties. For junior Jessica Henderson—the second woman ever to serve as drum major of the Pride of the Southland Band—it means maintaining a long tradition of excellence and precision Continue reading

eTorch Rewind

There were Peytons, bow ties, puppies, and horses! Take a look at the five most-popular Torchbearer/eTorch stories from 2014. Continue reading