Lamar Alexander Discusses When and How Colleges Can Reopen Safely

Senate Health and Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) this week said “the question for administrators of 6,000 colleges and universities is not whether to reopen in August, but how to do it safely.”

Alexander made his remarks during this week’s Senate Health and Education Committee hearing — “COVID-19: Going Back to College Safely” — which featured college and university presidents discussing their work to help students go back to school in the fall as safely as possible.

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UT Knoxville Professor Arrested, Charged for Double-Dealing with Chinese Government and NASA

  A University of Tennessee – Knoxville associate engineering professor has been arrested and indicted on three counts of wire fraud and three counts of making false statements for allegedly hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving funding from NASA, the Department of Justice said in a statement.…

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University of Tennessee Dance, Cheer Teams Win National Championships

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville not only won the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl this season, but now it has even more reason to have high spirits — the cheer and dance teams won national championships.

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Comptroller Pulls Back Curtain Behind UT Knoxville’s Sex Week Programs

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is facing the music over the controversial event known as Sex Week, with the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office sending a report to legislators pointing out that very few students attend the university-supported program. A copy of the report by the Comptroller’s Office of Research and…

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University of Tennessee Students Major in Sex

Many students at Tennessee’s flagship university are majoring in sex toy education this week in addition to fields like nursing and engineering. The University of Tennessee at Knoxville’s annual Sex Week began Friday, April 6 and runs through Thursday, April 12. The event is hosted by student organization Sexual Empowerment and…

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University of Tennessee Knoxville Students Want to Challenge ‘Christian Privilege’ on Campus

The student leader of a soon-to-be established student group calling itself the “Interfaith Network UTK” says the organization is needed at the University of Tennessee because “there’s been a lot of anti-Muslim rhetoric (and) Christian ideological privilege on campus.” According to leaders of the new group, two campus events this year…

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Top 10 Classes Taught at This Year’s ‘Sex Week’ University of Tennessee

Undergraduates at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville are not learning about the Constitution this week, the focus of The Tennessee Star’s new series of articles for secondary students in grades 8 through 12. Instead, they are participating in the school’s fifth annual “Sex Week.” “Sex Week is a whole…

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