Issues by the Numbers

Using newly released Census data, a Sycamore Institute study focuses on income, poverty, education and health coverage in Tennessee.

For the Records

Sheriff Tom Spangler

A UT professor’s open records lawsuit against the Knox County Sheriff’s Office raises questions about access to public officials’ emails.

Wildflower Witness


A University of Tennessee scientist uses Henry David Thoreau’s 19th century observations to chart the effects of climate change.

Rethinking Rural Healthcare

A UT healthcare policy expert says expanding Medicaid is needed but wouldn’t be enough on its own to prevent rural hospital closures.

The Opioid Effect

Knox County Opioid prescription rate

A University of Tennessee study is the first to quantify the workforce impact of the prescription drug epidemic.

The Slowdown from the Shutdown

Slower growth attributed to the monthlong partial shutdown of the federal government is among UT economists’ concerns.

The Equalizer

Tyvi Small and UT torchbearer

Tyvi Small, UT Knoxville’s new vice chancellor for diversity and engagement wants to help students feel welcome, whoever they are.

State of the Union

10 years in the making, the University of Tennessee’s new Student Union building is big, bright and very orange.