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Wed September 30, 2009
Tennessee Universities Considering Merger
By Chris Taylor
Nashville, TN – Tennessee's four-year public universities are considering a merger, bringing them together under a single administrative system. Faculty senates at six of the 10 schools voted to approve the merger this summer. The universities also supported a centralized undergraduate admissions process, as well as adopting a common core curriculum making it easier for students to transfer. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports the recommendations will now go to Governor Phil Bredesen, who is reportedly interested in reforming the state's higher education system.