university of tennessee en More Tuition Increases Likely for Tennessee College Students <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but Tennessee’s college students were badly hurt by the recession.</p><p>Research out today from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission shows that the number of students likely to need financial aid to finish a university degree rose by nearly one-third in the five years between 2007 and 2011.</p><p>In spite of that finding, the Commission voted Thursday to recommend a new round of tuition increases for the state’s universities, community colleges and technical schools.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:14:56 +0000 Mike Osborne 17915 at A Big Drop In Tennessee College Enrollment <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Enrollment at most of Tennessee’s public colleges and universities is down significantly this fall.</p><p>The Tennessee Board of Regents system is reporting a decline in full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment of 4.4 percent from fall 2011. TBR’s&nbsp;six universities and 13 colleges are all showing&nbsp;flat or falling enrollment.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:16:32 +0000 Mike Osborne 16330 at A Big Drop In Tennessee College Enrollment WMOT Fall Football Preview: UT Volunteers <p>MURFREESBORO, TENN. (HUBBARD)&nbsp; --&nbsp; WMOT continues to explore what the fall football season might have in store for Tennessee schools.&nbsp;&nbsp;University of Tennessee fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about in recent seasons,&nbsp; but there is some reason for Vols fans to be optimistic in 2012.</p><p>Tennessee stumbled through a 5-7 season in 2011 and ended it with a humiliating loss to rival Kentucky.</p><p>Lost in the poor record was Tennessee’s solid defense.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:03:31 +0000 Alex Hubbard 15046 at UT Knoxville Researcher Earns Top Enviro Prize <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn, (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; A University of Tennessee researcher has been awarded the world&rsquo;s top prize in the field of environmental science.</p><p>UT Knoxville&rsquo;s Dr. Daniel Simberloff has won Spains 2012 Ramon Margalef Award for Ecology. Simberloff specializes in the study of invasive species.</p><p>Although he&#39;s conducted research worldwide, Simberloff says he doesn&rsquo;t have to leave Tennessee to find invasive species.&nbsp; He notes, for instance, the imported insects that are currently killing Tennessee&rsquo;s hemlocks and ash trees.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:41:26 +0000 Mike Osborne 13520 at Governor Kicks Off Higher Ed Review Next Week <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) &mdash; Gov. Bill Haslam will begin his review of the state&#39;s college and university systems next week.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The Commercial Appeal&nbsp; reports Haslam will assemble business, legislative and higher education leaders for a meeting at the governor&#39;s residence on July 10.</span></p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 16:38:53 +0000 Associated Press 12815 at