Publisher: Knoxville News


From moonshine to kids books, University of Tennessee graduation speakers have done it all

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Audiology and Speech Pathology – Randy Boyd. Randy Boyd is the current UT System president and an alumnus of UT. He’s been in the position for just over five years and is aiming to complete another five year term. This ceremony will be held at Thompson-Boling Arena, but the department is a part of the UT Health… Read More


How University of Tennessee plans to entice more graduates to work in the Volunteer State

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University of Tennessee System leaders are finding ways to quickly adapt academic programs to build a workforce of graduates who meet Volunteer State companies’ changing needs. UT System President Randy Boyd and university chancellors have discussed creating more hands-on learning opportunities for students, working as a team to find a place for all students, and… Read More


40 Under 40: Eddie Brown is a champion for the stuttering community in Knoxville

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Eddie Brown received speech therapy for 15 years, and now he channels his learning and challenges to be a compassionate advocate for kids who stutter. He’s committed to educating his community locally, but also goes beyond the borders of Tennessee to volunteer with an orphanage in Uganda. Brown spends his weekends helping a teen across… Read More


Fentanyl is only the tip of the iceberg of drug addiction | Opinion

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Recently, I have developed a numbness from hearing patients recount disturbing histories of trauma, abuse and pain. I work as an addiction medicine physician in East Tennessee for an organization that primarily serves the uninsured, unhoused and low-income populations. Nearly all my patients end up in my office because of fentanyl, reporting that it is the… Read More


University of Tennessee System drops mask mandate and vaccine requirements in latest twist

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Campuses across the University of Tennessee System are once again free of a mask requirement and vaccine mandate as the roller coaster ride over COVID-19 protocols takes another twist. UT System President Randy Boyd notified faculty and staff of the change Wednesday. Despite the suspension of the vaccine requirement, Boyd encouraged all staffers to get vaccinated. The UT System receives… Read More


Nearly All University of Tennessee Student Employees are Required to get COVID-19 Vaccines

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Nearly all student employees at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville are required to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Chancellor Donde Plowman announced. Students must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 18 for the university to comply with federal law. That means students must receive their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or a single dose of Johnson… Read More


With no in-person classes, medical schools pivot to telemedicine during COVID-19

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If it were a normal school year, Vanderbilt medical students Thomas Day and Tita Peña would be spending their time at the Shade Tree Clinic, offering free medical care for Nashville’s uninsured.    


State OKs design for UT audiology building

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After years of delay, a new University of Tennessee audiology and speech pathology building should begin rising out of the ground at the UT Medical Center complex off Alcoa Highway in Knoxville by next summer.