faculty senate http://wmot.org en Gay Rights Controversy Hits UT-Knoxville http://wmot.org/post/gay-rights-controversy-hits-ut-knoxville <p></p><p>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two administrators at the University of Tennessee say they can’t support health insurance benefits for same-sex partners of UT employees.</p><p>According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, a letter from university Chancellor Jimmy Cheek and Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington was read to a UT Faculty Senate meeting yesterday. In it, Cheek and Arrington stated that offering benefits to unmarried gay partners would violate state statute.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:27:37 +0000 Associated Press 16057 at http://wmot.org University Faculty Leader Arrested http://wmot.org/post/university-faculty-leader-arrested <p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) — A vocal faculty member at Tennessee State University who has opposed university leadership was taken away from a meeting in handcuffs and removed from her leadership position on the faculty senate.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">Jane Davis, an English professor, was arrested by campus police on Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct, according to TSU spokesman Rick Delahaya.</span></p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:45:52 +0000 Associated Press 14777 at http://wmot.org