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  • Young alumna Ashlee Latimer (’16) paid her dues in the Knoxville theatre world as an actress and director but ended up winning a Tony Award for her work offstage.

  • Since she can remember, freshman Ashlyn Anderson has been the cook in her family. Pursuing her passion for food, Anderson has volunteered to cook nutritious food for cancer patients, and she comes to UT with the hope of pursing a degree in food science and finding more ways to make a difference in the world.

  • 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.

  • Campus

    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.

  • Campus

    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.

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