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UT using millions to beautify campus

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee is taking what an official calls a "quantum leap" to make the Knoxville campus more attractive.

Officials say a more beautiful and welcoming campus is more than a point of pride. It's also a selling point when prospective students and their parents tour UT.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported the planned work will be funded largely through student activity fees. About $6 million has been collected, but more will be needed.

The project includes an end to on-street parking, addition of bicycle lanes and planting greenery to landscape Presidential Court and the engineering buildings.

UT was ranked No. 6 on the Princeton Review's list of "least beautiful campuses."

Officials hope to complete the project by the end of 2014.

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