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top 12 of 2012

As the new year gets under way, take a look back at our most popular stories from 2012, based upon the number of people who viewed each story. The Today show broadcast live from Ayres Hall, Volunteers competed in the London Olympics, Lady Vols Legend Pat Summitt stepped down, and our campus landscape saw several changes. 2012 was an exciting year in Big Orange country. What could be in store for 2013?

Are Eco Cars Really Eco-Friendly?

Engineering professor studies the impact of electric vehicles in China.

Rocky Top’s Top Students

New Volunteers are well prepared for freshman year.

The End of an Era

Head Coach Pat Summitt hands over her whistle to new Head Coach Holly Warlick. Summitt is now head coach emeritus.

Inaugural Residents

Students move in to new chapter houses at Sorority Village on UT’s Morgan Hill.

A Legend Comes Home

UT alumnus and NFL quarterback Peyton Manning joins a crowd of thousands to celebrate the re-opening of the freshly painted Peyton Manning Pass.

Breaking Ground on a New Campus Address

The university breaks ground on its first residence hall in more than forty years. The hall is expected to open in the fall of 2014 and house 700 undergraduate men and women.

Carrying the Torch in London

There’s plenty of Big Orange pride on display at this summer’s Olympic games.

More Flora, Less Metal

Study suggests natural areas inspire more active, creative play in children.

Lights, Camera, Action!

The Today show’s fourth hour divas, Kathie Lee and Hoda, broadcast live from the Ayres Hall lawn.

Top 10

Our printmaking, logistics, and nuclear engineering graduate programs rank in the Top 10 among all public and private schools according to U.S. News and World Report (2013).

Fuel for the Journey

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek shares results of our first three years since we announced our goal to become a Top 25 public research university.

A Jewel on the Hill

Alumnus and Garmin co-founder Min Kao helps dedicate engineering building named in his honor.