Clean drinking water was claimed to be a fundamental human right by the United Nations in 2010. Over the last few years in the United States, several cities have seen this right disappear due to contamination and is most recognizable in the case of Flint, Michigan. After a switch in April of…
For at least seven days over the past two weeks, the Shelby County Health Department closed COVID-19 vaccination sites and cancelled appointments due to inclement weather. Despite the cancellations, Shelby County residents without appointments reported on multiple occasions that they were ab…
The Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis is getting its first addition in 50 years with hopes that it will further the university’s goal of becoming a Carnegie R1 institution. The 65,000 sq ft. building will serve as a research facility where students from engineering as…
Students are slowly returning to campus as COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be administered in Shelby County and community health conditions have been steadily improving. Many students at the University of Memphis expressed excitement to get the vaccine themselves while others showed hesita…
Months after its usual date, the American Athletic Conference (AAC) will finally host its cross country conference meet in Wichita, Kansas. On Feb. 6, the University of Memphis men’s and women’s cross country teams will toe the line in what could be their final race of the season.
On the eve of his inauguration, President Joe Biden stood behind a lectern that bore his late son’s name across the front, at a National Guard Reserve Center that also bore his name. Mere hours before he would place his hand on a family bible that was over a century old and take the oath of …
The future of gaming releases this week as the Xbox Series X and the Playstation 5 become available to customers who already had it pre-ordered and ready to experience the first consoles of this decade. The new Xbox will launch on November 10 and the new PlayStation will launch on November 12.
Five days of nail biting and vote-counting came to a resolution Saturday afternoon. At 11 a.m., the Associated Press called the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Joseph R. Biden – the former vice president, now president-elect. After falling short in his first two bids for the office in 1988…
For the first time in 24 years, Americans were presented only two opportunities to watch their candidates trade punches on stage. Thursday night’s debate brought candidates to the campus of Belmont University in Nashville for the final presidential debate, along with a new rule.
Between classes, homework and their jobs, many students and faculty go to the recreation center to stay fit during a busy semester. During months of battling the novel coronavirus pandemic, the campus recreation center has stayed open, although not in the way students are familiar with.
Royalty was crowned during the halftime period of the Tiger’s football game against Temple, as this year’s Mr. and Ms. University of Memphis were announced after two weeks of rigorous campaigning for the anxious yet deserving finalists.
As election day closes in, with a mere 13 days until ballot boxes close, Memphians have started to cast their votes which will affect the way local, state and federal government operates for the next few years.
Many experts predicted that the number of violent crimes would increase in 2020 due to COVID-19, and the city of Memphis is well on its way to proving that correct. Memphis has already had more homicides than in any year in the city’s history, with 230, with over three months still to go in 2020.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was more than a United States Supreme Court (USSC) justice. She was more than a Cornell and Harvard graduate. She was arguably an icon in a way that no justice has been in the history of the USSC. She died on Sep. 18, at the age of 87, after complications with pan…
Despite feeling like a decade has passed, the walk to the library has not changed. The only difference is that campus was a ghost town, the walk was ominous and quiet. The trees were just as they were when classes first went remote in the spring,it is hard to believe it is already practically Fall.
Along with many other components of campus life, The University of Memphis’ dining program has unveiled new protocol and regulations to combat COVID-19 transmission.
The University of Memphis is poised to take a leap into a new frontier. The National Institute of Health (NIH) awarded the University with a 5.9 million-dollar grant to establish the mHealth Center for Discovery, Optimization & Translation of Temporarily Precise Interventions (mDOT). The…
Freshman move-in day will look a little different this year. With the class of 2024 beginning to move into on-campus residences Monday under strict coronavirus prevention guidelines established by university personnel and state and local officials.
Sports is the gateway for billions of people across the globe to use as an escape from the drama and the muck of the world around us. It seems like the biggest headlines each day are topics that can stress any person like politics and economics, especially in these times.
Students and faculty members in the Memphis educational community are resiliently adjusting to the curveball thrown at their traditional learning routines this spring.
With May right around the corner, the University of Memphis should have an excited buzz floating around. However, with a global pandemic raging, campus has become a silent ghost town and seniors' dreams of walking on stage in the FedExForum to collect their degrees might stay jus…
Yesterday, Memphis 901 FC announced that they will be signing Tim Howard, a former World Cup goalie with over 20 years of experience as a professional soccer player, on to the team just three days before their home opener.
University of Memphis basketball team (20-9,9-7 American Athletic Conference) returns to FedExForum for their final home game of the 2019-2020 season against the Wichita State Shockers (22-7, 10-6 AAC).
Following the Memphis Tigers (13-16, 4-11 American Athletic Conference) loss to the Southern Methodist University Mustangs last Monday, the Tigers will head to Connecticut to participate in the annual AAC Women’s Basketball Tournament.
A field that had seven candidates a mere week ago has dwindled down to four remaining candidates. A strong Bernie Sanders campaign continues to push forward, a convincing win in South Carolina has revived the Biden campaign, Michael Bloomberg continues to invest in political advertisements a…
Jeff Posson is the director of The Book of Will, a PlayHouse on the Square production that will be debuting on Friday, March 6th and will run until March 22nd. Our own Lucas Finton had an exclusive interview with Posson on his thoughts of the play a few days leading up to Friday. Tickets can…
Despite the recent on-campus crimes, particularly one regarding an armed robbery, the University of Memphis Police Service reports that February was an average month regarding incidents of crimes reported to the department.
A University of Memphis student has created a new clothing company, Sol&Col, aiming to use sustainable materials whilst simultaneously creating jobs for women in lower-income countries.
Victory Media has named The University of Memphis the ninth most military-friendly university in the country, a list the university has been a part of for five consecutive years now.
Tuesday night proved to be a chippy debate once again, as the democratic primary took candidates to Charleston, South Carolina for their final competition before Super Tuesday in a week’s time.
Colorful beads flying left and right, music enveloping a town and a city-wide party generally characterize Mardi Gras, a New Orleans-based celebration that has drifted north, up the Mississippi River, and into Memphis, with the holiday celebrated by various people in the area.
Fresh off the results from the New Hampshire primary last Tuesday, the five familiar candidates now turn their attention to the Nevada debate this evening. However, they will be joined by a sixth candidate, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Last Thursday at a University Club luncheon, the Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America commemorated Penny Hardaway with its 43rd “Communicator of the Year,” award, given to a visible Memphian who uniquely invests in the community.
When one thinks of Valentine’s Day, the things that come to mind are flowers, teddy bears and boxes of chocolate as gifts, and some may go so far as to get expensive gifts such as heart-shaped jewelry with pink diamonds for significant others.
Alpha Gamma Delta sorority’s annual philanthropy week advocating for food insecurity continued Tuesday, hosting a “Meal Swipe” drive benefiting the Tiger Pantry in the U.C. Atrium, where students donated unused meals from their Tiger Den plans.
The University of Memphis received a $3.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) last Thursday to train individuals in the field of data science and fund research into programs that make data science easy for the public to use.
The University of Memphis men’s basketball program has not made it to the NCAA tournament in five years, and coach Penny Hardaway is in danger of missing the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. The last two coaches who missed the NCAA tournament consecutive years did not return as …
Although the University of Memphis prides itself on its green nature while taking steps to ensure the sustainable development of its urban landscape, there appears to be a few areas the university needs vast improvements on.
Beginning for most people with Netflix in 2007, the streaming market has quickly exploded with a variety of service providers, each offering its own unique variety of content, emerging as the dominant way for students to enjoy entertainment media.
After more than two years have passed since two University of Memphis students were accused of raping the same victim, one alleged perpetrator has pleaded guilty to kidnapping, but not sexual assault, while the other was granted the motion to "go second."
Many students make the drive from their homes to the University of Memphis campus every day for class, yet for many students the drive itself is not the source of their frustrations, but rather one major factor: parking.
The men’s and women’s track and field team began their 2020 indoor campaign Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama. Coming off the six week winter break, there were only four days of official team practice to get the athletes prepared mentally to compete at a high level.
Fayette County Public Schools and the Univ. of Memphis’ Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change will unveil “Uplift the Vote,” a free civil rights exhibit focusing on events in Fayette County, Tenn.