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While former president John Shumaker is gone, the University of Tennessees old airplane is still around, and the costs to maintain it are soaring. A report prepared by Sylvia Davis, UT vice president for administration and finance, shows the university spent $670,213 in fiscal 2004 on the 1978 Beechcraft King Air 200. Thats up $137,000 from the year before and nearly 44 percent more than UT spent on the plane in 2000. (The Tennessean, 3/1/05)
While former president John Shumaker is gone, the University of Tennessee's old airplane is still around, and the costs to maintain it are soaring. A report prepared by Sylvia Davis, UT vice president for administration and finance, shows the university spent $670,213 in fiscal 2004 on the 1978 Beechcraft King Air 200. That's up $137,000 from the year before and nearly 44 percent more than UT spent on the plane in 2000. (The Tennessean, 3/1/05)

The University of Tennessee system has hired Hank Dye, a founder of Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence, as vice president for public and governmental relations. (The Tennessean, 3/1/05)

University of Tennessee President John Petersen is asking UT's board of trustees to name Dr. William F. Owen Jr. as chancellor of the UT Health Science Center. Owen, an adjunct professor at Duke University School of Medicine, is a chief scientist for the renal division of Baxter Healthcare Corp. in McGaw Park, Ill., and a senior scholar in health-care management at Duke's school of business. (The Tennessean, 2/26/05)