Dr. Edward J. Boling, president of the University of Tennessee system from 1970 to 1988, died on Thursday at the age of 93. Dr. Boling’s 18 consecutive years as UT president make up the longest recent term of service in the office. Before his appointment as president, Dr. … Continued
The Tennessee General Assembly has officially adjourned for the year after considering the final legislative calendars and passing the State’s $33 billion spending plan for FY15-16. A number of higher education issues impacting UT were addressed this session. We’ve been keeping our UT Advocacy Network up-to-date through our weekly legislative report, The Weekly Watch. If … Continued
The University of Tennessee had one of its busiest weeks on the Hill so far this session, as lawmakers in three legislative committees heard the proposed UT budget and questioned higher education leadership on a variety of topics. President Joe DiPietro outlined for lawmakers the urgent situation faced by the UT System: A $377M forecasted … Continued
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HB29 (Eldridge R-Jackson)/SB71 (Massey R-Knoxville) passed in the House State Government subcommittee today on a voice vote. The bill will designate the University of Tennessee’s botanical gardens as the official botanical garden of the state. The botanical gardens contain over 4,000 annuals, perennials, herbs, tropicals, trees, shrubs, vegetables and ornamental grasses and are open to … Continued