WATE-TV Channel 6 featured retail professor Ann Fairhurst about tipping etiquette this holiday season. Fairhurst, head of UT’s Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, suggested tipping restaurant servers, as well as newspaper carriers, garbage collectors and anyone who helps with travelers’ bags. Read the full story here.
For sixteen months, UT graduate Marvyl Cockrell had been missing her younger brother Dale, who is stationed aboard the Navy’s USS George Washington. Today, Dale made a surprise appearance at the university’s commencement ceremony. Marvyl was one of more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students who received their degrees from UT this week.