KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has named four finalists to become the new chancellor at the flagship campus.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee will begin providing free tuition to Tennessee residents starting in the fall of 2020.
Interim university President Randy Boyd announced...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is expressing concerns about legislation to bring sports gambling to the state.
At a House committee bill review meeting Tuesday,...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee has mandated training and put new policies in place in response to a recent blackface incident.
Lawmakers once again turn attention to UT’s Sex Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee could do more to address concerns raised by conservative lawmakers surrounding a student-led program known as Sex Week, a new state comptroller...
UT adviser who allegedly harassed student put on paid leave
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, academic adviser accused of sexually harassing students at his previous university has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Interim UT president announces transparency initiative
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee Interim President Randy Boyd is rolling out an initiative aimed at providing the UT system with greater transparency and accountability.
According to a news release, the effort includes a website where the public can find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. That includes information on enrollment, student demographics, graduation rates and degrees granted, and research activity.
Initiative aims to restore American chestnut trees
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Volunteers have planted more than 600 American chestnut trees at Eastern Kentucky University in an effort to restore the tree to the Daniel Boone National Forest.
University of Tennessee fraternity under investigation
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police at the University of Tennessee are investigating a fraternity after two women reported being drugged and sexually assaulted.
Haslam appoints 20 members to university advisory boards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed 20 members to the new advisory boards for each of the four campuses within the state's university system.
Haslam appointed the members after the advisory boards were created by Tennessee's General Assembly last session.
Tennessee forms search committee as it selects chancellor
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee system interim president Randy Boyd has named a search committee to assist in the selection of a Knoxville campus chancellor.
The chancellor for UT Martin, Keith Carver, will chair the committee, which will launch its search in January and hopes to name a chancellor in May.
Boyd lists priorities as University of Tennessee president
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New University of Tennessee system interim president Randy Boyd has outlined his priorities.
In a news release Monday, the university said Boyd plans to launch a search soon for the new chancellor of the flagship Knoxville campus. A search for a permanent university system president will begin in 2020.
Boyd hopes to improve graduation rates and student recruitment, grow online education programs and expand the university's relationship with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Police: Officer suffers head injury from unprovoked attack
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say an officer has suffered a serious head injury from an unprovoked attack as he directed game-day traffic near the University of Tennessee.
The Knoxville Police Department says in a statement that a white male came up behind the officer Saturday night and struck him in the head, then immediately fled. Police say the officer was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening.
University of Tennessee student named Rhodes scholar
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A University of Tennessee student is among this year's Rhodes scholars.
The 32 recipients of the prestigious scholarship announced Sunday includes Grant H. Rigney of Normandy. The senior was selected to begin studies next fall at Oxford University in England.
Rigney will pursue master's degrees in Global Health Science and Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation.
College suspends fraternity chapter, probes hazing reports
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Martin has suspended the Tennessee Tau chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon while the school investigates hazing allegations.
Hunters find skeletal remains in Tennessee national forest
BENTON, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say hunters have found skeletal remains in a remote area of a national park in Tennessee.
News outlets report a body was found Monday by hunters in the Cherokee National Forest near Benton. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Niland said Tuesday that a team from the University of Tennessee Anthropology Center in Knoxville is working with officials on the investigation.
Haslam appoints 2 trustees to University of Tennessee board
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed two new members to University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees.
Haslam announced Monday that Decosta Jenkins, president and CEO of Nashville Electric Service, and Jamie Woodson, executive chairman and CEO of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education, will join the board starting immediately. However, the appointments are subject to confirmation by the General Assembly.
2nd US Senate debate in Tennessee set for Wednesday
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and Democratic ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen are set to clash in their second — and likely last — U.S. Senate race debate this year in Tennessee.
The debate Wednesday will take place at the University of Tennessee's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
Nexstar Media Group TV stations will broadcast the event live.
UT to close Knoxville dorm over mold, relocate students
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is closing one of its on-campus residence halls that houses nearly 600 students, citing elevated mold levels in several rooms and common areas.
UT ag institute gets $7.5M for potato-based defense study
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is receiving up to $7.5 million for a study that will use potatoes to detect nerve agents, radiation and plant pathogens to help deployed troops and civilians in war-torn areas.
The institute says the money comes from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Advanced Plant Technologies program.
Researchers at the university and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will team up for the four-year effort.
Tennessee professor accused of inappropriate conduct resigns
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A University of Tennessee professor has resigned amid an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct.
University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt form health network
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced a partnership Wednesday to improve the quality and reduce the costs of health care across Tennessee.
Boyd approved as University of Tennessee interim president
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the selection of Knoxville businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd as the university system's interim president.
Board members voted Tuesday on the recommendation that Trustees Chairman John Compton had made last week.
"It's an incredible honor," Boyd said. "I'm humbled."
Tennessee’s 1998 national champs celebrate anniversary of title
Tennessee’s 1998 national championship team reunited Saturday for the Volunteers’ Southeastern Conference opener against Florida.
“It’s just like we never skipped a beat,” said linebacker Al Wilson, the 1998 team’s emotional leader. “It’s been 20 years. Some guys I haven’t seen in 20 years, but it’s just like I saw them yesterday. That lets you know they’re your brothers.”
Businessman recommended as University of Tennessee president
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chairman of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that he is recommending former gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd to serve as the university system's interim president.
University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro announced Monday he will retire effective Feb. 14. He will leave active service Nov. 21 to use his remaining vacation time.
University of Tennessee president Joe DiPietro retiring
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro announced Monday that he plans to retire early next year.
DiPietro said he will retire Feb. 14, but will actually step down from active service Nov. 21 to use his remaining vacation time.
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2nd debate set on Oct. 10 in Tennessee US Senate contest
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A second U.S. Senate debate between Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and Democratic ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen is set for Oct. 10 in Knoxville.
Blackburn's campaign announced Wednesday that she will participate in the debate at the University of Tennessee's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Bredesen has already agreed to participate.
University of Tennessee to consider alcohol policy changes
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee administrators say they will consider policy changes that would allow beer and wine at certain on-campus events.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the proposed changes at what has been a dry campus are based on task force recommendations.
The university says senior leadership will review the report and determine which recommendations should be forwarded to UT System President Joe DiPietro for further consideration.
Tennessee professor leaving interim dean job for White House
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's interim engineering dean is taking a position with the White House starting next week.
University of Tennessee President DiPietro sells home
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro has sold his Knoxville home for $720,000.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports he plans to retire but hasn't said exactly when. DiPietro's contract runs through next June. He is 67.
DiPietro's 4,500-square-foot, four-bedroom home sold in June.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's newly retooled board of trustees has selected a former president of PepsiCo Inc. as its next chairman.
The board voted Wednesday to have John Compton take the top spot on the board. Compton also briefly led Pilot Flying J, the gas station chain owned by Gov. Bill Haslam's family.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's newly retooled board of trustees is set to discuss the election of a board chairman.
A university news release says that the Nashville meeting will take place Aug. 1 at the Nashville Public Library. The agenda includes electing a board chairman, adopting bylaws, appointing committees and committee chairmen and authorizing the appointment of student and faculty trustees.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a man forced a woman in a wheelchair out of her car before he stole and crashed the vehicle.
Oak Ridge police tell news outlets the woman wasn't injured when the carjacking occurred Saturday in a restaurant parking lot.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say an argument has resulted in a shooting at an apartment complex that left one male dead and two others injured.
News outlets report the shooting occurred Saturday night at the Holston Oaks Apartments in Knoxville. Two of the shooting victims were found when officers arrived.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Students at the University of Tennessee's Knoxville and Chattanooga campuses won't have a tuition increase next year.
Tennessee's Board of Trustees on Friday approved a budget for 2018-19 calling for no tuition increase at either of those two schools. Students at Tennessee's Martin campus will see a 3-percent tuition hike.
This marks the first time since 1984 that any school in the UT system hasn't had a tuition increase.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A subcommittee at the University of Tennessee Knoxville has passed a proposal to hold tuition flat for the first time in 34 years.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the subcommittee Monday passed a motion to keep tuition the same for UT Knoxville and Chattanooga and increase it by 3 percent at UT Martin.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of students and professors from the University of Tennessee are working to make the Tennessee River more accessible.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee has finalized a $1.33 million settlement with ousted chancellor Beverly Davenport, formally ending her employment at the school after a tumultuous tenure that lasted less than 1 ½ years.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee has reached a deal that would buy out ousted chancellor Beverly Davenport for $1.33 million.
The university announced Friday that the audit and compliance committee will meet Tuesday with a settlement deal on the agenda.
If approved, Davenport's final day will be Tuesday. Davenport would have been paid about $2 million over the next four years if she had stayed at the university.
UT lobbied to keep details of investments secret
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Records show that the University of Tennessee has pumped millions from its endowment into private investment funds, including many in the Cayman Islands.
The USA Today Tennessee Network reports that the school successfully lobbied state lawmakers to pass a law to make details about these types of investments secret from the public.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to raise tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel drew concerns from most candidates for governor at a forum on Thursday, who said they worry a trade war could harm Tennessee's farm exports, particularly soybeans.
But most of the Republicans on stage at the University of Tennessee at Martin also took time to praise Trump's negotiating skills and express hope that Trump is eying a better deal.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The outgoing University of Tennessee board of trustees passed a resolution Thursday giving a vote of full confidence to UT President Joe DiPietro — a direct response to the Faculty Senate's censure of the president for ousting the flagship school's first female chancellor.
Vice Chairman Raja Jubran said DiPietro had always had the best interest of the UT system at heart and had restored confidence in the office of the presidency.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — A gubernatorial forum this week is focusing on issues important to west Tennessee.
The event is taking place Thursday at the University of Tennessee at Martin and will be moderated by West Tennessee native Meg Kinnard, a political and legal affairs reporter with The Associated Press. The forum is hosted and coordinated by the university's WestStar Leadership Program.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee has named its interim pick to replace ousted Knoxville campus chancellor Beverly Davenport.
In a news release Thursday, university president Joe DiPietro said Wayne Davis will serve as interim chancellor for six months to one year. He begins Monday.
Davis is the Tickle College of Engineering's dean and has served in faculty and administrative roles at the university for 44 years.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Costume designer Marianne Custer has wrapped actors in plastic wrap, cracked open a VCR for costume parts and sewn fake hair into bonnets.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Winners of the 2017 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters & Media Editors college contest were announced Saturday at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville.
Students from 17 schools submitted more than 300 entries in the contest to honor the best in Tennessee college journalism in 2017.
The AP is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States.
Lawmakers OK 5 University of Tennessee board nominees
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State lawmakers have approved five of Gov. Bill Haslam's nominees to serve on a newly configured University of Tennessee board of trustees.
The Senate voted Tuesday to agree with the House on the confirmation of former PepsiCo President John Compton; former Lady Vol and ESPN analyst Kara Lawson; River City Co. President and CEO Kim White; AutoZone CEO William Rhodes III; and former Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith.
Panel rejects 4 of Tennessee governor picks for board
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers made clear Thursday that they wanted every member of the University of Tennessee board of trustees booted and don't want any on a newly-configured board.
The state Senate Education Committee rejected four of Gov. Bill Haslam's 10 nominees for the new board, which begins in June. A fifth nominee had previously withdrawn his name.