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  • It’s hard to imagine Gay Street without the magnificent Tennessee Theatre sign illuminating the night, but that’s what nearly happened in 1977 when the theatre closed. If it hadn’t been for a UT professor and a few young alumni, the theatre may never have become the showplace it is today.

  • CampusFall 2017

    Imagining Possibilities

    by Rhiannon Potkey

    Joy beckons just outside Chancellor Beverly Davenport’s office window. In the moments when she needs a break, she rides down the elevator of Andy Holt Tower and walks through campus where she sees students hurrying to class or taking breaks to study and socialize.

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    Pop Quiz

    by Torchbearer Staff

    Think you know your university history? Take a crack at the hardest (and most informative) UT quiz you may ever take.

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    We Broke a World Record!

    by Torchbearer Staff

    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.

  • CampusSpring 2017

    Aca-Awesome

    by Cassandra Sproles

    For the second year in a row, music students have had the opportunity to work with a cappella master Avi Kaplan from the Grammy Award–winning group Pentatonix. Kaplan visited campus…

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    2016 Campus Year in Review

    by Torchbearer Staff

    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…

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