Lawmakers Unanimously Advance UT Budget

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

Higher Education Funding

UT Gardens: One Step Closer to Designation as “Official Botanical Garden of the State”

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


Gov. Bill Haslam Hosts Leaders from Education, Business at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis for Candid Conversation on Postsecondary Education in Tennessee

Memphis, Tenn. (August 8, 2012) – For an hour Tuesday afternoon, on the campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Gov. Bill Haslam led a candid conversation with some 25 Memphis educators, business leaders and legislators.  His goal was to glean their perspective, ideas and comments on how the state can help … Continued

Higher Education Reform