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The future of downtown Knoxville could be below the surface

(WBIR - DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE) As downtown Knoxville continues to grow in every direction, at least one developer believes the future of the city could actually be found in a part of its past.

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UT Chancellor releases statement on diversity and includsion

(WBIR - KNOXVILLE) University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek released a statement Friday on diversity and inclusion on the UT campus following protests at a number of other schools.

Cheek said his highest priority was "having a safe, welcoming campus where each person is valued, no matter their identities, and where each of us can grow and learn free from hostility."

Historic Farragut Hotel moves forward with tax deal

(WBIR-KNOXVILLE)  A historic hotel in downtown Knoxville is one step closer to reopening.

UT athletics boasting highest graduation success rate ever

(WBIR-KNOXVILLE) The University of Tennessee department of athletics is celebrating its highest graduation success rate ever.

The graduation success rate (GSR) for students who entered the university from 2005-06 through 2008-09 is at 80 percent-- a two percent increase over the previous class.

UT also had an 85 percent single-year GSR, good for the second-highest mark in school history behind only last year's 87 percent.

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Water main break causes road wash out near UT campus

UT breaks ground on new science building

(WBIR-KNOXVILLE) Crews broke ground Thursday on what will eventually be a new science building on the University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus.

Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' to speak at UT on Thursday night

(WBIR – KNOXVLLE) Popular scientist and comedian Bill Nye will speak at the University of Tennessee on Thursday night.

Widely known as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” Nye is the host of the Emmy Award-winning children’s television show under the same name. The show aired on PBS from 1992 to 1998.

On Thursday night, Nye will deliver the inaugural Ken and Blaire Mossman Distinguished Lecture.