Archive for 'Last Word'

Seeding Tomorrow in West Tennessee

Seeding Tomorrow in West Tennessee

Things grow in Hardeman County. The University of Tennessee is planting something new there in fertile ground.
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Scholarship, Service, and Dreams Fulfilled

Scholarship, Service, and Dreams Fulfilled

I can never truly repay UT Martin for the experiences I have been provided, the relationships made available to me and the education I will take away with me.
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A Life-long Impact

A Life-long Impact

For half a century, the University of Tennessee has been the major factor in both my professional and personal life.
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Finding a Home

Finding a Home

The last time I left UT and Knoxville—graduation nearly 20 years ago—I had no idea I would be back on campus for anything other than an occasional visit or football game. But now, all told, I
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A Place Maker

A Place Maker

When I first moved to Chattanooga as a college freshman in 1999, one of the things I loved about the city most was that it was in the process of reinventing itself. Not just talking about
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New Years and Old Ones

New Years and Old Ones

Three UT students, a Lincoln Continental and a long trip to Texas
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Statesman and Advocate

Statesman and Advocate

Winfield Dunn’s view of UT’s statewide impact
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Not Lost, Found

Not Lost, Found

A couple of years ago, I delivered a eulogy for Bob Alley. Fraternity brother, college roommate, best friend. Maybe you believe that connections like that are never broken and become permanent residents in a greater eternal
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Sharing is Good

Sharing is Good

The “sharing economy” or “collaborative consumption” is giving age-old ideas like renting, bartering and swapping a 21st-century makeover. Now, instead of being limited to our neighbors, we can share things with people all over the world.
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Learning from the past and present

Learning from the past and present

Writer and editor Jack Topchik reflects on the college experience.
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