While no one is advocating that the University of Tennessee's flagship campus in Knoxville is a Garden of Eden, its prominence in a new survey from Travel and Leisure Magazine is sure to strike a bit of a sour note on The Hill.
In the magazine's recent online feature on America's Ugliest College Campuses, the 'stately walls of old UT,' per the lyrics of the school's alma mater, came in as the 11th-ugliest in the nation according to the editors.
Aside from calling the John C. Hodges library an eyesore, the writers also say that with “a lack of green space and a road slicing the campus in half, the brick and concrete environs of the University of Tennessee could double as a skateboard park.”
The online feature came out of a July, 2012, article in the print edition of the magazine, and was based partly on student feedback on the site Unigo.com and on the Princeton Review, another site that delves into aspects of campus life.
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