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1. New Tennessee Chancellor Vows to Move 'Quickly' in AD Search
- Thursday, February 16, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – New Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport says the school plans to move "very quickly" in hiring an athletic director but isn't specifying a target date on making the selection.
2. Slow Pace of AD Hire Typical of How UT Works
- Friday, January 27, 2017
About the University of Tennessee’s athletics director search: What’s your hurry? It only took a little over five months after Dave Hart’s retirement announcement to start the process of hiring a search firm and finalizing a committee that will oversee the selection process. The last thing you want to do is rush things, right?
3. What are the Odds? Blackburn is Still the Favorite
- Friday, January 27, 2017
Tennessee has its search firm and its search committee is in place to find the replacement for Dave Hart as the university’s athletic director.
Hart announced last August he would retire June 30, and with Tennessee undergoing a transition in its chancellor’s position, the search for Hart’s replacement was put on the back burner.
4. UT Board of Trustees Approve New Chancellor Davenport
- Friday, December 16, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the appointment of Beverly Davenport as the first female chancellor of the public university system's flagship campus in Knoxville.
5. UT Paying $75,000 in Knoxville Chancellor Search
- Friday, October 28, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee is paying $75,000 plus expenses to a search firm to help in its hunt for a new Knoxville campus chancellor.
Besides the search fee being paid the Parker Executive Search firm, the university agreed to pay expenses up to $7,500 – in addition to the cost of advertising the job and travel expenses for candidates and search committee members.
6. UT Board of Trustees Approves Neyland Renovation Proposal
- Monday, October 17, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's Board of Trustees has approved a proposal for a $106 million renovation to Neyland Stadium that the school is aiming to have completed by August 2019.
7. Tennessee Opted Against Hart Extension Before His Retirement
- Wednesday, September 28, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee had opted against giving athletic director Dave Hart a contract extension with a raise before he announced he was stepping down, according to documents obtained in a public records request by The Associated Press.
8. Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart to Retire in June 2017
- Friday, August 19, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the men's and women's athletic departments, improvements in fundraising and facilities and the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit.
9. UT Knoxville Sees Largest Freshmen Class in 30 Years
- Thursday, August 11, 2016
The University of Tennessee in Knoxville says it is welcoming its largest freshman class in at least 30 years.
The university says the class has 4,825 incoming students, marking the sixth consecutive year of freshman growth.
10. Hart Wants Univ. of Tennessee to Lead in Addressing Sexual Assault
- Wednesday, August 03, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart wants the school to play a leading role in addressing sexual assault after the recent settlement of a Title IX lawsuit filed against the university.
11. Chancellor Resigning at University of Tennessee in Knoxville
- Wednesday, June 22, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jimmy Cheek, the chancellor of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, is resigning to rejoin the faculty.
12. Legislature Votes to Strip Funding From UT Diversity Office
- Monday, April 25, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State lawmakers voted to send a message that they don't agree with the sexually open and progressive views of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion on the University of Tennessee campus. So the Legislature on Thursday passed a bill stripping it of state funds — a total of nearly $337,000. The money will be used to fund minority scholarships instead.
13. Settle? No. UT Needs to Defend Itself in Title IX Suit
- Saturday, April 02, 2016
Lots of smoke. But is there a fire? That is the issue at the University of Tennessee, where a Title IX lawsuit alleges the university has a “hostile sexual environment” and violates federal laws dealing with student discipline hearings for sexual assault cases, especially those involving student-athletes.
14. Tennessee AD Dave Hart: Sexual Assault Unacceptable Act
- Friday, February 26, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart stood by his embattled football coach during a news conference Thursday at the university, two weeks after a federal lawsuit was filed Feb. 9 in Nashville alleging that Tennessee mishandles assault complaints against athletes.
15. University of Tennessee Revises Memo About Holiday Parties
- Wednesday, December 09, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chancellor for the University of Tennessee says an online memo advising employees to make sure holiday celebrations aren't Christmas parties "in disguise" was "poorly worded."
16. Record-Setting Freshman Class Settles in at UT Knoxville
- Saturday, August 29, 2015
Murfreesboro’s Madison Underwood, 18, admits the University of Tennessee-Knoxville was not her first choice after graduating Siegel High School this spring.
But it soon became a serious contender – and ultimate winner – thanks to a combination of value, community and programming.
17. Keeping Promises
- Saturday, November 15, 2014
With more than 50,000 high school seniors applying for free community college tuition and fees through Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise, it’s reasonable to wonder if Tennessee’s community colleges have the infrastructure – including classroom space and instructors – to handle such an influx of new students.
18. UT Names Business School for Haslam, Gets $50 Million
- Monday, October 06, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee has named its College of Business Administration after Jim Haslam in recognition of a $50 million gift from the Haslam family.
The name change also recognizes Haslam's "lifetime of exemplary leadership, consistent adherence to strong core values, selfless service and passion for excellence," the UT Board of Trustees declared in the motion they approved Friday.
19. UT Welcomes Largest Freshman Class in 3 Decades
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
Nearly 4,700 freshmen – the largest first-year class in at least 30 years – will begin classes on Aug. 20 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Overall, about 7,400 students will live on campus this fall, about 300 more than last year. While some students have already moved to campus, the big move-in day begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
20. UT President Says School Can't Ban Sex Week Event
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro is urging lawmakers not to pursue legislation that would penalize the school over its student-run Sex Week.
In a letter this week to Senate Education Chairwoman Dolores Gresham and Senate Government Operations Chairman Mike Bell, DiPietro argued that First Amendment protections prevent the school from ending the event that has raised the hackles of GOP leaders in the Legislature.
21. University of Tennessee Gets New Slogan
- Thursday, February 02, 2012
KNOXVILLE (AP) – The University of Tennessee has a new branding campaign: "Big Orange. Big Ideas."
According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, the slogan will be used in UT's local and national advertisements and on its new redesigned website (http://bit.ly/w8xPlP).
22. THEC Discusses Speed-Up in Capital Projects
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission agreed Tuesday to support a plan that would have colleges and universities pay part of the cost for campus construction projects and also requested approval of a five-year capital program that totals $1.8 billion.
23. UT, Board of Regents Looking to Cash in on Bond Prices
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Leaders at Tennessee's two higher education systems are looking to take advantage of historically low interest rates as a means of funding as much as $1.5 billion in new construction projects on college campuses across the state.
24. UT Gets Major Grant to Improve Nation's Power Grid
- Thursday, August 18, 2011
KNOXVILLE (AP) – The University of Tennessee has received a National Science Foundation grant to research the overhaul of the nation's electric power transmission system.
The $18 million grant is intended to help find ways to develop smart-grid technologies.
25. Ishii Celebrates 10 Years of SPR
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
The waiter at Sekisui Pacific Rim brings to the table a large bowl brimming with a rich broth filled with sauteed soba noodles, shrimp, scallops and crawfish, and explains that it’s the lunchtime-sized serving.
26. Bredesen Proposes 200 UT Faculty-Researcher Jobs
- Monday, January 11, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen said Friday that he has committed spending $6 million on an economic initiative that involves getting about 200 University of Tennessee faculty members appointed to be researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
27. Research Funding Doubles At UT-Knoxville
- Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Research funding to the University of Tennessee’s main campus in Knoxville has more than doubled in the past year to more than $175 million.
Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said Friday the size of the increase is “extremely rare and reflects the hard work of our faculty.” The increase was up from $87 million in 2008.