Governor Bill Lee conducted his departmental budget hearings this week. On Tuesday, the state’s higher education institutions provided updates and shared their budget proposals with the governor. President Randy Boyd used the opportunity to share his appreciation for the UT faculty, staff, and students and highlighted their determination and perseverance to ensure the University is … Continued
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UT Advocacy is the official grassroots network of the University of Tennessee.Our UT Advocates are thousands of alumni, employees, students and friends who believe in the University’s value to all Tennesseans and share that message with elected officials. We believe that your voice matters, and together, we can make a difference. Become an advocate today.
Twelve new members were elected to the 112th Tennessee General Assembly last night, including new house representation for the University’s Knoxville and Martin campuses. As these new legislators begin to transition into their new roles, we encourage our advocates to reach out in the coming months to share your support of the University. Below you will find a … Continued
Tennessee’s 61st special session and the 2nd extraordinary session of the 111th General Assembly adjourned sine die on Wednesday, August 12.. Last week, Governor Bill Lee called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene for a special session to address COVID-19 liability protections, telehealth services, and laws governing the Capitol and state grounds. The state … Continued
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $20 million federal grant to the new Oak Ridge Institute (ORI) at UT. The ORI is a transformational opportunity for the State of Tennessee. It answers the national call to increase America’s production of scientists and engineers in key areas such as Quantum Sciences and Artificial Intelligence to … Continued