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October 28, 2003

October 28, 2003


The University of Tennessee's search committee and search advisory council met last Tuesday to organize the process for finding a new president. Students, professors, staff, alumni and others will have the opportunity to offer input over the next month during forums on UT's five campuses and in Nashville. UT also launched a Web site (http://tennessee.edu/presidentialsearch) where you can find information on the search and send questions or comments. The university hopes to hire a new president by April 30, 2004. For the full article, see the Oct. 22 edition of The Tennessean, at
http://tennessean.com/education/archives/03/10/41241405.shtml?Element_ID=41241405

Two state lawmakers have advised Chattanooga State Technical Community College to consider cutting its magazine, Chattanooga on the Move, which lost about $250,000 last year. State Rep. Chris Clem and state Sen. David Fowler met last Wednesday with Jim Catanzaro, president of CSTCC, and TBR Chancellor Charles Manning, according to the Associated Press.

On Oct. 24, The Tennessean reported that four dental students who sued Meharry Medical College last August, charging financial mismanagement and favoritism, are being countersued for making slanderous and defamatory statements about the school to Nashville news media. The majority of the students' claims were dismissed in September. A court date has not been set.

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has placed Tennessee State University's men's basketball program on three years' probation. The ruling follows an investigation that revealed violations in recruitment, off-season practices and ethical conduct under former Head Coach Nolan Richardson III. Tennessee State also will lose one scholarship in the 2004-5 academic year and one in 2005-6, and will face limits on the number of prospective players it may bring to the campus during those years. The university imposed the latter penalty on itself before the NCAA decision. The full article is available online at http://chronicle.com/daily/2003/10/2003102705n.htm.