MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) -- University of Tennessee officials will be back in Nashville this Friday to ask the state for permission to drill for oil in East Tennessee’s Cumberland Forest using a controversial extraction process called fracking.
UT says it wants to conduct research on the fracking process, which involves using explosives to crush oil bearing stone, then using chemicals under pressure to extract the oil.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Members of a new coalition say they plan to assist with a statewide campaign to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion scheduled to be on the ballot next year.
That amendment would allow the state to enact laws requiring a 48-hour waiting period for abortions and requiring all but first-term abortions to be performed in hospitals.
Members of Healthy and Free Tennessee spoke to reporters at a news conference yesterday. Rep. Gloria Johnson, a Knoxville Democrat, was one of the event’s speakers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee legislators are hoping to help prevent college students from contracting a contagious form of meningitis.
Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would require incoming students at public higher education institutions to show proof they've gotten a meningitis shot.
Middle Tennessee State University freshman Jacob Nunley died last year less than 24 hours after contracting meningococcal (meh-NIN'-joh-KAH'-kul) meningitis. It’s a bacterial infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Six Tennessee universities have been named to this year’s presidential Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
In total, just over one-hundred universities nation-wide made the list, which recognizes institutions for their commitment to community service.
Middle Tennessee is represented in the list by Vanderbilt University and Belmont University. Belmont’s Tim Stewart says more than half of his school’s student body participated in volunteer project this past year.