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Society
12:11 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

UT Martin Hosts Nation's Oldest Civil Rights Conference

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This week, the University of Tennessee at Martin hosts "Freedom Summer: Fifty Years Later." It's their 14th Annual Civil Rights Conference featuring keynote speaker Mr. Dave Dennis, who participated in the first Freedom Bus ride from Montgomery, Alabama and in voter registration efforts during the 1964 Freedom Summer. Today, he works as the director and CEO of the Southern Initiative of the Algebra Project, a nonprofit that aims to improve mathematics education for minority children. UTM Department of History faculty member Dr. Renee LaFleur is coordinator for the conference and speaks with Kate Lochte about its events on Sounds Good.

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Education
2:59 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

UT Martin Closes Fraternity After Denying Hazing Appeal

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The University of Tennessee at Martin is shuttering a fraternity after denying a final appeal following a hazing incident. 

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Government
7:10 am
Thu November 7, 2013

TN ROTC Program Closures Delayed

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The U.S. Army has agreed to put off the planned closure of Reserve Officers Training Corps programs at three Tennessee universities.

Republican U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker said yesterday the delay will provide time to show the programs can meet the Army's needs.

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Education
2:34 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Army Shutters UT Martin ROTC and 12 Other Programs; Aims To Change Demographics

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The Army is ending 13 officer training programs nationwide, including the ROTC program at the University of Tennessee at Martin. 

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Education
3:09 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

UT Martin Presents ECHO 360 Webinar on Active Learning Online

Active learning online is a buzz phrase for getting faculty lectures to students before they come to class, so the class can be an engagement center for students asking about lectures they've already heard, and presumably studied.  University of Tennessee at Martin instructional technology designer Harriette Spiegel is involved in an ECHO 360 webinar open to all, free, this Thursday at 1 p.m.  It is targeted specifically to supporting STEM classrooms. See registration information here.

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Education
11:08 am
Fri June 21, 2013

University of Tennessee Introduces Increased Tuition Fees

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The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees have approved a 6% instate tuition increase for its Martin campus. Tuition and fees will cost undergraduate students an additional $229 per semester and graduate students an additional $265. 

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Crime
12:04 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Three Former UTM Football Players Face Robbery, Kidnapping Charges

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Three former University of Tennessee at Martin football players face robbery and kidnapping charges. Linebacker Cortez Bowen was removed from the team after he and former players Richard Taylor and Jeremy Anderson allegedly robbed and kidnapped two UTM students at gunpoint earlier this month. A 17-year-old juvenile is also charged in the incident.

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Higher Education
4:39 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

UT Martin Tuition Raised by Six Percent

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University of Tennessee at Martin students will pay six percent more for their tuition next year. The UT Board of Trustees approved the increase at their annual meeting in Knoxville. 

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Higher Education
8:18 am
Wed June 20, 2012

University of Tennessee Board to Vote on Tuition Increases

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Students in the University of Tennessee system will find out this week how much their tuition will be in the fall.

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Obituary
9:11 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Former Professor and Gubernatorial Candidate Passes Away

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Former Tennessee Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Chesteen passed away yesterday at the age of 72. The Union City native was a candidate for governor in 1994, and was a longtime political science professor at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Chesteen was an Obion County commissioner from 1982 to 1994, and taught at UT-Martin from 1969 until retiring in December 2007. He’s survived by his wife and two children. 

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