Flying drones with your mind, a 3D-printed autonomous vehicle, and data making cities smarter and traffic safer are only a few examples of how the University of Tennessee is using innovation to change lives across the state. With all UT campuses and institutes playing a vital role in bettering the lives of Tennesseans, eight … Continued

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  Tennessee lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, January 14 at noon CST for the second year of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. The 2020 legislative session is anticipated to move quickly toward an early adjournment as lawmakers begin campaigning for the 2020 elections. 2020 will be the last time that members run prior to … Continued

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Budget hearings continued again this week, with UT presenting budget testimony before the House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee.  During the hearing, the following “good news” was shared.  Echoing these points to your local delegations is helpful as budget decisions will be made in the coming months.   The State of UT is strong. Tuition … Continued

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Governor Bill Lee delivered his first annual State of the State Address on Monday, March 4, outlining a $38.6 billion spending plan for the FY19-20 fiscal year that includes the largest single investment in the Rainy Day fund in the state’s history. The Governor highlighted his initiatives surrounding higher education, vocational and technical education, criminal … Continued

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Interim UT President Randy Boyd was invited to address the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, during the Committee’s first official meeting of the year.  Boyd provided the Committee with an overview of the University of Tennessee System and the positive impact occurring throughout the state.  Boyd also highlighted his six priorities and discussed the importance of the recently announced Transparent … Continued

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