UT architecture students are designing and remodeling the home of a mother and daughter who have disabilities. The project, which will provide wheelchair access to the home, is expected to be completed by Wednesday, May 22. The home of Wanda Skeen and her daughter Stacey is getting the makeover through UT Freedom by Design, a student service organization that is part of the American Institute of Architecture Students.
UT has been granted state approval to purchase properties on White Avenue in Fort Sanders to build a new classroom/laboratory facility on Cumberland Avenue. The proposal to the State Building Commission helps UT address a significant shortfall of academic space. The Commission’s approval authorizes the purchase of three large houses. The new four-to-five story building will provide approximately 200,000 gross square feet of new academic space along Cumberland Avenue between the Jessie Harris Building and Hoskins Library.
Accomplished musicians. A student who knows five languages. Several students who have done significant community service work, including one who organized a 5K run to benefit Cambodia. These are a few of the credentials of the freshmen who will be the newest class of Haslam Scholars. The university’s premier, four-year scholarship program, the Haslam Scholars Program admits up to fifteen first-year students each year from the university-wide Chancellor’s Honors Program and supports them with the university’s most generous named scholarships.
On Monday, May 13, the University of Tennessee Police Department hosted a multiagency active shooter training exercise held at the Stokely Athletic Center on campus. Nearly 100 people from UTPD, the Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation participated. UTPD hosts exercises like these to prepare a response to a potentially violent situation on campus.
Their desire to help combat extreme poverty has led Nourish International members from UT to Uganda and Peru. This summer, it’s taking them to Guatemala. The group, which left today, will spend six weeks working with the Guatemalan organization Unidas para Vivir Mejor, which seeks to empower the women of Guatemala through programs including education, employment opportunities, day care, and health care services. The organization’s name translates to “United for Better Living.”
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