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Wow, this is hugely lacking in citations for some pretty major claims. I'll start poking around at it, but for the time being I just tagged the needed sections and put up a banner. Hopefully I can get some attention to this problem and get a little assistance! nf utvol (talk) 00:01, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


Tennessee was listed by Travel+Leisure as one of the "ugliest" campuses in the country. That was deleted from the article. The reason given was that, although it was well sourced, the removing editor thought it was "out of touch" and overly subjective, and apparently didn't agree with the magazine's assessment. As near as I can tell, none of those are reasons to keep out a well-sourced statement from a well-regarded source. There are lots of subjective judgments in the "ratings" section of the article. Seems to me that this material helps put in context other statements about how the university is making changes to the campus to make it more attractive. I think it should be restored. Banks Irk (talk) 16:32, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

I understand what you're saying, but I do stand by my reasoning, with the addition that I feel it presents WP:UNDUE weight within the article. I am, of course, happy to hear what other editors think. Huntster (t @ c) 01:09, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
The entirety of the methodology behind this list: "We consulted the Princeton Review,, and other forums where students hotly debate all aspects of campus life." Unless there is additional evidence supporting the noteworthiness of this list, particularly other reliable sources or experts who have used or cited it, it's undue weight to even mention it in a legitimate encyclopedia article.
There are probably other rankings in this and other similar articles that are similarly weak so please feel free to remove or discuss them, too. ElKevbo (talk) 03:17, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
I've responded at the discussion ElKevbo started at Wikipedia_talk:UNI#Travel_and_Leisure_rankings_of_U.S._campuses. Thanks for starting that discussion. Banks Irk (talk) 20:14, 18 November 2013 (UTC)


Note that the logo will be changed effective 1 Jan 2015.

See announcement--S Philbrick(Talk) 00:40, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Major removal of content largely uncited[edit]

On August 4, a lot of content was removed because it was not properly cited. However, a lot of it read as reasonable content. If any regular editors working on this article think any of that removed content is useful, please take some time to find references and restore as much as you think is important to include in this article. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 17:50, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

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Replace the old logo currently on the page with the new university logo. [1] (talk) 12:48, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Working on an SVG replacement now. Will update later. Huntster (t @ c) 15:24, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. I've created the SVG file File:UT Knoxville logo 2015.svg. Huntster (t @ c) 19:06, 1 July 2016 (UTC)


  1. ^ [1]


The "Power T" logo that Tennessee is now using has changed from the one shown in this article. It is somewhat thinner, with a shorter cross bar. The article above shows the differences from the old to new logo.

The new Power T is now being used universally as the official logo of the school. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BillVol (talkcontribs) 21:53, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

To be completely blunt, I can only barely tell the difference between the two. I hand-made File:UT Knoxville logo 2015.svg and File:UT Volunteers logo.svg based on visual guidelines at, and unless the university decides to provide very specific measurements and instructions, or decides to release an SVG graphic for us to use, I don't feel like trying to match whatever nuanced changes they've made. It's simply too difficult without more to go on, and it's so similar as to be inconsequential. Huntster (t @ c) 06:07, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
I think it's easy to see the difference between the two. Nike has invested millions in the change. Since you can't tell the difference anyhow, would it be any problem for me to upload the newer version?BillVol (talk) 06:44, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
Can you do it as an SVG? That is the preferred format for something like this. Huntster (t @ c) 06:46, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
SVG? I have no idea what that is. From what I've seen, the logos uploaded to Wiki have been low resolution versions.BillVol (talk) 06:51, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment – IMO, the website listed above is not a reliable site. I've compared File:UT Volunteers logo.svg with this image and the current version we have is actually a bit smaller than the external link. I see no difference in them and believe the current versions on Wikipedia are correct. Corkythehornetfan (ping me) 07:08, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I had to completely eyeball it, since there was no supporting documentation I could find, anywhere. If you ever run across anything, let me know and I'll be happy to get both images up to spec. Huntster (t @ c) 07:16, 13 November 2016 (UTC)


The article could be improved by indicating when the East Tennessee College became a University? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:23, 22 November 2016 (UTC)