Testimony: Professor noted ties to China in reports
A University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university to get research grants from a federal agency filed multiple reports with the school detailing his ties, according to court testimony. Anming Hu is standing trial this week in Knoxville. According to testimony Tuesday, Hu filed reports at the university listing his work with Chinese students and links to research papers listing his status as a professor at both UT and the Beijing University of Technology in China, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.news.yahoo.com
AP Top 25 Podcast: College football's biggest underachievers
Nebraska’s search for an identity in a changing college football landscape. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Steven Godfrey of Banner Society joins the AP’s Ralph Russo to take on the task of finding each conference’s most egregious underachiever. And how USC being unable to maximize its potential hurts all of college football. Plus, new Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea joins the show and shares his vision for transforming the Commodores. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/Ad___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
NCAA probe is 'speed bump' to Vols' new coach Josh Heupel
New Tennessee NCAA college football head coach Josh Heupel, left, shakes hands with University of Tennessee athletics director Danny White after being presented a jersey speaks during an introductory press conference at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Caitie McLekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)Josh Heupel believes he can win quickly at Tennessee and position the football program for long-term success. Heupel was introduced Wednesday as the program's 27th head coach and fifth, not counting interim or acting coaches, since the end of the 2008 season. New athletic director Danny White said Tennessee ran an “exhaustive nationwide search” led by the same search firm that helped land White. White was hired last week to replace the retiring Phillip Fulmer and hiring a new coach was his first task.
College football coach fired after posting "hateful" tweet about Stacey Abrams
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga fired an assistant coach after he posted a tweet disparaging former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and activist Stacey Abrams, the school announced in a 45-second video. Chris Malone, who was an offensive line coach for the Mocs, smeared Abrams while peddling election fraud claims in a now-deleted tweet Tuesday night. "Coach Malone is no longer a part of this university," Angle said Thursday. "The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga does not tolerate and unequivocally condemns discrimination and hatred of all forms," Angle added. Malone, who has coached at different schools since 1998, had a stint at Virginia State University, an historically Black university.cbsnews.com
One Good Thing: 109-year-old woman receives honorary degree from University of Tennessee as birthday surprise
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. A 109-year old woman from Chattanooga received a high honor from the University of Tennessee for her birthday. Halie Forstner was a freshman at the college in 1930 but had to leave after one year, due to financial reasons. The university chancellor and the head of the History Department surprised Forstner with an honorary college degree, and a certificate that made her honorary president of the schools history club. Its such a surprise and just a plain little girl from the mountains and having all this happen to me. Its wonderful, Forstner said.
A wild ride: Expanding coronavirus testing takes center stage with reopening
That means being able to do surveillance and immediately identifying those who are infected and getting them quarantined, Collins said. The game is on, and its going to be a wild ride, Collins said. She asked Collins if a national plan for testing should include specific numbers for testing capacity. Collins demurred, saying, This is the job of the coronavirus task force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The uncertainty is directly related to the lack of testing that has been the reality from day one.latimes.com
University of Tenn. marching band wears T-shirts designed by bullied fan
A boy's homemade "U.T." design that was turned into an official University of Tennessee T-shirt has been selling wildly, according to the school. (CNN) - Members of the University of Tennessee marching band got to be some of the first people to wear the wildly popular anti-bullying T-shirt inspired by a 4th-grade fan, who was teased for his homemade shirt. A fan in Florida drew worldwide attention earlier this month after he was teased for pinning a hand-drawn U.T. The university adopted the boy's shirt as an official school design and says it has taken more than 50,000 pre-orders.
Tennessee gives scholarship to boy bullied for his homemade T-shirt
A boy's homemade "U.T." design that was turned into an official University of Tennessee T-shirt has been selling wildly, according to the school. Most elementary school kids don't have their college plans firmed up, but the University of Tennessee super-fan who was bullied for his homemade T-shirt can mark that off of his list. It also adopted the homemade UT logo as an official design and has pre-sold more than 50,000 shirts since it went on sale online. The school will pay for the boy's scholarship with money from other sources, the statement said.
Tennessee gives scholarship to boy bullied for his homemade T-shirt
A boy's homemade "U.T." design that was turned into an official University of Tennessee T-shirt has been selling wildly, according to the school. (CNN) - Most elementary school kids don't have their college plans firmed up, but the University of Tennessee super-fan who was bullied for his homemade T-shirt can mark that off of his list. It also adopted the homemade UT logo as an official design and has pre-sold more than 50,000 shirts since it went on sale online. The school will pay for the boy's scholarship with money from other sources, the statement said.
U of Tenn. sells over 16,000 shirts inspired by boy's homemade design
A boy's homemade "U.T." design that was turned into an official University of Tennessee T-shirt has been selling wildly, according to the school. (CNN) - A T-shirt inspired by a young Tennessee Volunteer fan, who was bullied for his homemade design, is selling wildly after news of the boy's creativity and team spirit went viral. The boy drew his own version of the UT logo on a piece of paper and pinned it to an orange T-shirt. Smokey, the University of Tennessee's costumed mascot, wore his own homemade paper logo in a video posted over the weekend thanking the boy for his support.
University makes shirt from boy's design after he's bullied
design is being turned into an official University of Tennessee T-shirt. "When the day finally arrived, he was SO EXCITED to show me his shirt," Snyder wrote Wednesday on Facebook. "Share in a Florida elementary student's Volunteer pride by wearing his design on your shirt too!," the university's official campus store said on Twitter. According to the university, a portion of the proceeds from every shirt sold will go to an anti-bullying foundation. Randy Boyd, interim university president, even chimed in, tweeting that he was "touched" by the student's story and "loved his imagination behind designing his own shirt."