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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.


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112th Tennessee General Assembly Convenes, Swears in 12 New Members

The 112th Tennessee General Assembly convened at noon yesterday, welcoming 12 new freshmen legislators who were sworn into office – two in the Senate and 10 in the House. Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) and Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville), both UT alums, were also re-appointed as Speakers. Many of UT’s legislative priorities this legislative … Continued


117th Congress Convenes for New Session

As the 117th U.S. Congress begins its work in Washington D.C. this week, our team wants to provide UT Advocates with a federal government relations update. The update includes information about the UT priorities secured during the last quarter of 2020 and recent developments with the new Congress. We thank you for your continued support of UT … Continued


Proposed Transfer of Arsenal Land Added to Defense Authorization Act

The University of Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Milan is one step closer to officially expanding its holdings along Highway 70A in Milan. The proposed transfer of land from the Milan Army Ammunition Plant has been added to the annual National Defense Authorization Act currently under consideration by Congress. Should the bill pass and … Continued


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