University of Tennessee’s president outlined his plan to close a funding gap at a Thursday meeting of the UT Board.
Since December, Joe DiPietro has said Tennessee’s higher education institutions run on a broken business model. That’s because they depend on a certain level of funding from the state — or raising tuition to make up the slack when state appropriations don’t come through.
Former school board chairman and hedge fund manager David Fox has been leaving his personal number in campaign flyers for weeks. But since posting it on the web Thursday, he’s getting calls every few minutes on topics ranging from sewage problems to mass transit.
On Thursday, the 101st Airborne Division packed up its battle flags to mark the end of its mission in West Africa. Troops didn’t have to build nearly as many Ebola treatment units as first expected, mostly because the number of cases began to drop off.
State Rep. Sheila Butt defended her Facebook comment calling for the creation of organizations to represent Christians and people of European descent in a speech this morning from the floor of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Butt (R-Columbia) said the comment was meant to be "inclusive," that she would stand for hers and other lawmakers' First Amendment rights, that she believes the nation is stronger when it stands for Christian values and that others were trying to make her comment seem divisive.
Tennessee astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore spent more than six hours Wednesday working outside the International Space Station. Wilmore, who’s been aboard for about six months, was helping prepare the station for the arrival of private space taxis.