Tennessee’s institutions of higher education are still trying to scuttle legislative tweaks to their admissions and hiring processes. A proposed law intended to make sure no preference is shown on the basis of race or gender was again delayed in a state Senate committee.
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Governor Bill Haslam devoted roughly a third of this year’s State of the State to education, and he wasn’t just talking about children. But the speech did not flesh out any details of how a school voucher program would work in Tennessee.
Tennessee’s one-of-a-kind governance system for colleges and universities will stay as is for now, though Governor Bill Haslam says he’s looking for a better way. The administration is holding off on making any major changes.
Tennessee’s public universities say this is the year to stem the tide in budget cuts. The Board of Regents and University of Tennessee are asking for a $33 million increase in state funding.
The State Senate Monday night passed a bill that would allow any college instructor to receive a license to teach his subject in high schools with no additional educational training.
Campus workers held a small rally outside the state capitol Wednesday. University employees are pushing for new protections, even as lawmakers have diminished the power of unions in the state.
The stock market has been good to the endowment that pays for Chairs of Excellence at Tennessee universities. After several years of losses, the fund has earned more than 56 million dollars in the last two years.
Former U.S. Senator Bill Frist joined Governor Bill Haslam Thursday, kicking off the first project of the governor’s task force on health and wellness. Its focus is on treating a high-cost, chronic heart condition.
Chattanooga State Community College is moving quickly in its efforts to train workers for the Wacker Chemical plant currently under construction. In an unusual called meeting this/yesterday morning, the State Building Commission gave the school the go-ahead to buy the land for its own facility near the Wacker site.
After nine years and 30 championships in the Atlantic Sun Conference, the Belmont Bruins today announced plans to join the Brentwood-based Ohio Valley Conference.
Higher education leaders expressed disappointment, but not surprise, in Governor Bill Haslam’s decision to cut spending for universities, community colleges and trade schools.
Governor Bill Haslam says more savings can be found in focusing the missions of the state’s universities than merging them into one system. He addressed members of the Tennessee Higher Education System Wednesday.
The Chancellor of UT’s Institute of Agriculture was promoted today to lead the entire University of Tennessee system.
Tennessee Board of Regents members defended the hiring of Chancellor-elect John Morgan in a legislative hearing Tuesday. The TBR has been under fire for not seriously considering other candidates. The man who has served as both State Comptroller and Deputy Governor was the only candidate brought in for an interview.
Hispanic graduation rates slightly outpace those of white students at the state’s flagship university.
Tuition at community colleges and many state universities is set to jump again soon. Students in a Tennessee Board of Regents university who are taking 12 credit hours can expect to pay an extra $120 this fall.
The state’s funding for its colleges has fallen dramatically in recent years, even as candidates for governor say raising graduation rates is key.
TBR is headed into its third straight year getting less money from the state, and expects by next year those cuts will add up to more than 25 percent lost.
The Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, in Switzerland, smashes atomic particles together so scientists can study the energy created. They’re hoping that will lead to a better understanding of the origin of the universe. And Vanderbilt physicists are running a control room on campus to help harvest the data.
Nashville’s Metro council has sent back to the drawing board a controversial plan to build a new urban center in rural Bells Bend.