As House Education Committee members gathered for their summer study, an item of significance on their agenda was a presentation by UT Knoxville Interim Chancellor Wayne Davis about recent accomplishments of the campus, its students, and faculty. The presentation was made at the request of retiring House Education Instruction and Programs Committee Chair Rep. John … Continued

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Early voting for state and federal primary elections is officially underway and continues until Saturday, July 28.  Early voting runs Mondays through Saturdays, and Primary Election Day is Thursday, August 2.  To view a sample ballot and find early voting locations, voters can download the GoVoteTN app, available in the App Store or Google Play. … Continued

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Earlier this week, the Gannett news organization in Tennessee put out a story across the state implying that the University of Tennessee lobbied for “secrecy laws” to be able to “hide” investments housed outside the U.S., specifically in the Cayman Islands. Our team believes that our UT Advocates deserve the facts that unfortunately did not … Continued

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  The Tennessee state legislature adjourned last week, closing the final chapter of the 110th General Assembly. Lawmakers now return to their districts, where work gears up for a busy campaign season prior to the August primaries. 2018 is expected to be a record year in legislative turnover, with 27 members of the Tennessee General … Continued

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HB2198/SB1842 by Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown) and Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) would transfer the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute (TFLI) to the UT Institute for Public Service, making a number of organizational changes and renaming the entity “The Tennessee Language Center.” The move would make the entity an official part of the University of Tennessee. Under … Continued

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