Best of 2014

            Four issues in 2014. All different. All fun to make. What was the best? The most read stories of 2014 were the cover stories, which makes sense and confirms why they were on the … Continue reading Best of 2014

Alumnus Mailbag

Westminster College reports that James Perkins, professor of English emerita, published four books over the past year. Perkins earned his doctorate at UT Knoxville. His books include: Decembers: Poems, a collection of poems written over a 40-year span, usually one … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag

Joe Jones, Dominick Adkinson and UTC professor David Ross

UT Impact

The story of the impact of the University of Tennessee on our state and beyond is long and varied. Impact happens in many ways. It could be faculty at the UT Health Science Center who are working on a new … Continue reading UT Impact

Change in Schedule

The Tennessee Alumnus is nearing its 100th birthday, and during that long tenure there have been changes along the way. Some changes are good. Some don’t work out so well. One change we implemented last year was a new publication … Continue reading Change in Schedule


“The magazine is at the printer” might be one of the most soothing sayings to the ear of an editor. It means all the hard work in writing, editing, photographing, designing and approving is all complete, and now the magazine … Continue reading Anticipation

Alumnus Mailbag

The work of North Carolina artist Angelique Droessaert, who is a two-time UT Knoxville alumna, will be on exhibit at Agora Gallery in New York City. The artwork is part of an exhibit called Modalities of Expression and will run … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag

What’s next?

We’re two months away from publication of the next issue of the Alumnus. All the assignments have been made for articles and photos, some of the copy is coming in and planning is starting on design. I think our fall … Continue reading What’s next?

Alumnus Mailbag

This week the Alumnus received a book in the mail. Even though the press release accompanying the book didn’t say the author was a UT alumnus, some digging found that indeed author M.O. Walsh of My Sunshine Away earned a … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag

Transitions to Fall

There is plenty to love about summer: the warm temperatures, long days and relaxed atmosphere. For people on college campuses, the parking is much easier and it seems less hectic than during the fall and spring semesters. Summer is not … Continue reading Transitions to Fall

Alumnus Mailbag

Our inbox has been getting full with all sorts of alumni promotions and announcements. As I’ve mentioned before, the Alumnus does not have class notes in the printed version of the magazine. We hope the blog will provide an outlet … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag

Spring 2014 Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Inside the Octagon, spring 2014 I believe that your editors have shown poor judgment in prominently displaying the ritualistic scarring and branding associated with the Omega Psi Phi fraternity in six pictures in the article on Ovince Saint Preux in … Continue reading Letters to the Editor

Day 5: Tour UTC

After nearly a week of iffy weather, we were greeted in Chattanooga with a full day of sunshine. With commencement only two days away, there was not much obvious student activity happening on campus. But we were guided in the … Continue reading Day 5: Tour UTC

Day 4: Tour UTSI

Tucked amidst the rolling green hills in Middle Tennessee, you might stumble upon a little oasis called the UT Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma. This is a small campus for graduate students in fields such as aviation systems, flight test … Continue reading Day 4: Tour UTSI

Day 2: Tour UTHSC

The early morning brought strong storms to the Memphis area, but the rain stopped just in time for our tour of UT Health Science Center. The campus is located downtown in the midst of the city’s big hospitals. We started … Continue reading Day 2: Tour UTHSC