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Dr. Edward Rubin, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named dean of Vanderbilt University Law School. One of his goals is to help students interested in public-interest law. (The Tennessean, 1/10/05)

Radio host Tom Joyner and the National Education Association are distributing $700,000 in grants to help minority teachers take classes toward full certification at Tennessee State University and six other historically black schools. (The Tennessean, 1/7/05)
Dr. Edward Rubin, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named dean of Vanderbilt University Law School. One of his goals is to help students interested in public-interest law. (The Tennessean, 1/10/05)

Radio host Tom Joyner and the National Education Association are distributing $700,000 in grants to help minority teachers take classes toward full certification at Tennessee State University and six other historically black schools. (The Tennessean, 1/7/05)

About 17 students escaped a dorm fire at Fisk University Jan. 6. The blaze is believed to have been started by a student who left incense burning unattended over a trashcan. The dorm does not have a sprinkler system, because it was built before they were required. (The Tennessean, 1/7/05)

Vanderbilt University and the United Daughters of the Confederacy are in a legal battle over whether Vanderbilt must keep the word “Confederate” on its Confederate Memorial Hall. The building was constructed in 1935 with financial backing from the UDC as a dormitory for the descendants of Confederate veterans, so the UDC believes Vanderbilt is obligated to keep the name. However, the school says it is not required to do so and that the name is offensive to prospective students, current students, professors and staff. (The Tennessean, 1/6/05)