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Higher Education Reporter — Knoxville News Sentinel

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Attorneys in the same-sex marriage cases will appeal to U.S. Supreme Court — Attorneys in the same-sex marriage cases in four states, including Tennessee, will begin immediately drafting an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes the justices will take up the case in the current term. Regina Lambert, attorney for Knoxville plaintiffs Val Tanco and Sophy Jesty, said her colleagues in Tennessee and the other states agreed in a conference call Friday to file for appeal.

TN couple disappointed about gay-marriage ruling — Attorneys in Tennessee's same-sex marriage case expressed disappointment Thursday in the decision by a federal appeals panel to uphold bans in four states, including here. The decision from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals breaks ranks with other courts that have struck down anti-gay marriage laws - setting up the prospect of a Supreme Court review.

EPA bill grows in Knoxville College cleanup — It has cost the federal government $425,776 so far to clean up the thousands of chemicals abandoned in a vacant science building on the Knoxville College campus. The figure is not final and the federal agency will seek to recover the cost of the three-week June cleanup from the struggling historically black college, said Anita Davis, chief of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 Superfund Enforcement Branch in Atlanta.

UT: ‘Concerning development’ in US Ebola case — KNOXVILLE - A University of Tennessee doctor called the spread of Ebola to a Dallas nurse "a concerning development" but said it's still unlikely we will see the deadly disease in East Tennessee.

Attorney: Supreme Court could take Tenn. case if 6th Circuit upholds same-sex ban — KNOXVILLE - Nashville attorney Bill Harbison, who represents same-sex marriage plaintiffs in Tennessee, said he expects the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their case should the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals becomes the first to uphold a state ban. The U.S.

Top community-college students to be guaranteed UT spots — Students who leave one of the state's community colleges with an associate degree and a B-average will now earn guaranteed admission to the University of Tennessee. The new policy, approved by the system's Board of Trustees on Friday, comes on the heels of the state's new Tennessee Promise scholarship program.

Haslam gives $50 million to UT; business college to be named in his honor — KNOXVILLE - University of Tennessee trustees will vote this afternoon to rename UT's College of Business after one of the state's most prominent families, following a $50 million gift from Pilot Flying J founder Jim Haslam. The school will become the James A. Haslam II College of Business, making it the first UT college with a namesake.

Historic Knoxville College buildings facing uncertainty — The city, last month, demolished a condemned house owned by Knoxville College at a cost of $6,111. The school owns three other blighted properties nearby, one of which has been on the city's demolition list for six years.

UT task force debates sexual assault, domestic violence policy — A campus task force went to work Tuesday revising the University of Tennessee's new sexual assault policy - the first universitywide policy to also cover domestic and relationship violence.

New UTPD policy generates more sex assault notices — In the 22 days since fall classes began, University of Tennessee students have been alerted to four separate reports of sexual assaults on campus. Three women said they were attacked in a residence hall. A fourth said she was assaulted in the empty Alumni Memorial Building during a football game.
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Nov 20, 2014

Crews are about to cut down the Norwegian Spruce that will serve as the state Capitol Christmas tree

Nov 20, 2014

What do you mean Serial is taking a week of?! There's no holidays in podcasts!

Nov 18, 2014

RT @BDawsonRivals: Bill Self opens with a drink of water: “I was hoping that was vodka."

Nov 14, 2014

RT @nytimes: A #SCOTUS review of the constitutional right to a same-sex marriage is now likely

Nov 14, 2014

Now these balloons keep popping and echoing in the atrium. It's very startling.

Nov 14, 2014

Jim Haslam asks Dave Hart to borrow his Power T lapel pin. "I couldn't find one," he said.

Nov 14, 2014

UT also presents him with 2,000+ thank you notes. @BillHaslam quips: "They all want replies by Wed."

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