utk 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 Governor Concludes Higher-Ed Listening Sessions http://wmot.org/post/governor-concludes-higher-ed-listening-sessions <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has wrapped up a series of meetings&nbsp;that focused on&nbsp;the future of the state’s higher education system.</p><p>Beginning in June, the governor held listening sessions in seven cities from Blountville in the far northeast to Memphis in the southwest. Haslam sought comment from educators, business leaders and legislators.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:29:49 +0000 Mike Osborne 15093 at http://wmot.org School Year Begins with New Round of Tuition Hikes http://wmot.org/post/school-year-begins-new-round-tuition-hikes <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn, (ANFINSON)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Students&nbsp;on college campuses across Tennessee&nbsp;are bracing for yet another tuition hike. The Tennessee Board of Regents voted recently to increase tuition at all of its institutions, including a 6.8 percent increase at Middle Tennessee State.</p><p>Students attending schools in the University of Tennessee system will also face sharp hikes.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:20:26 +0000 Mike Osborne 13398 at http://wmot.org Governor Haslam Begins Higher Education Review http://wmot.org/post/governor-haslam-begins-higher-education-review <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Gov. Bill Haslam&nbsp;began a review of the state&#39;s college and university systems at his residence on Tuesday.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:15:46 +0000 AP/WMOT 13046 at http://wmot.org Tuition Will Likely Rise at UT Institutions http://wmot.org/post/tuition-will-likely-rise-ut-institutions <p>NASHVILLE, <span class="s1">Tenn</span>. (AP) &mdash; Students in the University of Tennessee system will find out this week how much their tuition will be in the fall.</p><p class="p1">The finance committee of the UT Board of Trustees is scheduled to make the tuition projections on Wednesday and the full board will vote on them Thursday.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:18:44 +0000 Associated Press 12313 at http://wmot.org