Joe DiPietro, president of the University of Tennessee, knows it’s expected that he or a UT lobbyist will walk into the office of a legislator and advocate for the university. But when alumni and other constituents show up, their presence adds another level of credibility and influence, DiPietro said. To increase that influence, the system … Continued

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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

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