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January 6, 2004


Adam Manookian, a University of Tennessee honors student, is trying to reverse a suspension based on a classmates claim that he threatened to hire a hit man to take out a professor who gave him a low grade on a midterm. He was suspended Oct. 22 without a formal hearing. His attorney called the suspension a classic case of institutional arrogance that denies students any due process or basic fairness. Manookian has a hearing before an administrative law judge Feb. 13. (The Tennessean, 12/24/03)
January 6, 2004


Adam Manookian, a University of Tennessee honors student, is trying to reverse a suspension based on a classmate's claim that he threatened to hire a hit man to “take out” a professor who gave him a low grade on a midterm. He was suspended Oct. 22 without a formal hearing. His attorney called the suspension “a classic case of institutional arrogance that denies students any due process or basic fairness.” Manookian has a hearing before an administrative law judge Feb. 13. (The Tennessean, 12/24/03)

Most of Jimmy Quillen's $17 million estate will go to scholarships for students at East Tennessee State University's James H. Quillen College of Medicine. Quillen, a former congressman who died Nov. 2, never attended college. The $14.6 million will be administered by the ETSU Foundation. However, if the name of the medical school is ever changed, the money will go to the graduate and undergraduate ETSU scholarship program. (The Tennessean, 1/3/04)