Here’s a list of faculty, staff, and students who have made headlines for their accomplishments in recent months.

Ant Expert Will Get Honorary Degree in December


Edward O. Wilson, who is considered the founder of sociobiology and the world’s leading authority on ants, will receive an honorary degree from our university at the fall 2014 Commencement ceremony.

Top 25: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

We’ve been on our Top 25 journey for five years now and we’ve come a very long way—in our academic operation and in creating a more attractive, state-of-the-art campus. Yet we recognize that much work lies ahead.

New Name: Haslam College of Business


Our university is now home to the James A. Haslam II College of Business. The college’s new name is our way of thanking the Haslam family for a landmark gift and a lifetime of support.

Top 25 Update

Chancellor Cheek presented an update on the Journey to the Top 25 to the Board of Trustees at their meeting on October 3, 2014.