The House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee took up UT’s proposed budget on Monday, March 6.  The Committee’s tone was positive, although some questions did arise about recent comments by UT Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport regarding the future of UTK’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  Committee members acknowledged and voiced support for UT’s effort to … Continued

Higher Education Funding

A measure expanding access to firearms on public college campuses passed the House Civil Justice Committee this week on a 6-3 party line vote.  Sponsored by Rep. Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro), House Bill 745 would permit part-time employees who have handgun carry permits to carry a concealed weapon on campus.  The bill, which was originally narrowly … Continued

Gun Legislation

From working on nuclear security to operating a regional biocontainment laboratory to active shooter response training and more, the University of Tennessee is helping keep America safe. Every UT campus and institute plays a role in ensuring America’s safety was the message students and faculty shared during today’s 11th UT Day on the Hill. The … Continued

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