Economist strategizes against deforestation

Mon Mar 12, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Conservation works best where it’s often most contested: developed and populated areas.
Environmental economist Alex Pfaff believes parks should be created where they will be most effective for blocking deforestation. He met with students and faculty at the Baker ...

Student Life

Show hopes to end discrimination

Mon Mar 12, 2012 03:00 a.m.

In an effort to dissolve discrimination, one woman is using her camera lens to capture LGBT people, as they are.
 Documentary filmmaker and photographer iO Tillett Wright will visit Knoxville to photograph LGBT students and other individuals for her nationwide ...


Alumna recasts popular comic strip

Mon Mar 12, 2012 03:00 a.m.

When children fish through the Sunday paper in search of the comics section, they know Charlie Brown will be there when they arrive. Running for nearly 50 years and encompassing 17,897 strips, the popularity of Peanuts is unrivaled in ...


Baseball wins one of three

Mon Mar 12, 2012 03:00 a.m.

 Tennessee dropped two of three games to visiting Louisiana-Monroe this weekend at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in the team’s final series prior to SEC play.
UT junior Zack Godley’s Friday night pitching performance was one of few facets to ...

Guest Column

Kony 2012 feels empty, too late

Mon Mar 12, 2012 03:00 a.m.

I wanted to change the world — back when I was 13, optimistic and naïve.
My social studies class at Parrottsville Elementary School in Cocke County, Tenn., was given a prompt.
“If you could change anything in the world, what ...