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After Decades of Service, Work and Family, Non-Traditional Student to Earn Degree

May 4, 2021

Four years ago, Rich Lyke was facing an uncertain future. On the verge of losing his customer service job, he wasn’t sure what to do next. Now, with a double major in marketing and management at the Haslam College of Business, he’s preparing to graduate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in May.

Haslam Senior Excels in Academics and Athletics

May 3, 2021

When Waverly Whiston was choosing where to go to college, she made the decision to move across the country from her hometown of San Diego, Calif., because she was impressed with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s strong combination of academics and athletics. Whiston, a senior majoring in accounting at the Haslam College of Business, has spent four years as a standout on the Lady Vols golf team while staying focused on her studies.

2020 Census Data: Tennessee Population Topping 6.9 Million

April 30, 2021

Tennessee’s resident population grew to 6,910,840 over the past decade, according to the 2020 Census results released Monday, April 26. The gain of 564,735 people equates to an 8.9 percent increase since 2010.

Bar graph showing Tennessee population growth from 1910 to 2020


For New Alumna, Investment Leads to Opportunity

April 27, 2021

From an early age, Elana Ladd (HCB, ’20) learned how good it felt to dedicate herself to achieving a goal. She started working at age 16 and set her sights on using her income to fix up a used truck. Although the progress was gradual as she saved up for each part, by her junior year of high school, that “beat-up Ford Ranger” had new rims, tires, interior, headlights and a lift that Ladd and her father installed. 

Conquer the Dread Digital Dragon to Teach Online Successfully

April 26, 2021

Can your paladin use his vorpal blade to cut the Gordian Knot of online teaching? Not quite. But in a new working paper, three college professors propose that video gamers could teach college instructors a few lessons.

Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research Announces New Associate, Assistant Directors

April 22, 2021

Two members of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research have been promoted to leadership positions within the research center in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Don Bruce, Douglas and Brenda Horne Professor of Business, has been promoted to associate director of the Boyd Center following former associate director Matthew Murray’s retirement.