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Since it was built in 1996, students have used the center for intramurals and sports clubs.
"I want you to know that we at the University of Tennessee believe hatred and violence is not part of the solution. Racism and bigotry and prejudice is not a part of the Volunteer Spirit," Davenport said.
The University of Tennessee is welcoming about 6,000 new students to campus.
In the past 28 months, crews have transformed the corridor between 17th and 22nd Streets in an effort to make it safer and more pedestrian friendly.
The Confederate monument in the Fort Sanders neighborhood was damaged by blue paint.
Randy Bresnik, who is from Santa Barbara, California, received a Master of Science in Aviation Systems from UTK in 2002. He was selected as an astronaut in 2004. This is his second space mission, following a 2009 mission on the space shuttle Atlantis.