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University of Tennessee System drops mask mandate and vaccine requirements in latest twist

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Campuses across the University of Tennessee System are once again free of a mask requirement and vaccine mandate as the roller coaster ride over COVID-19 protocols takes another twist. UT System President Randy Boyd notified faculty and staff of the change Wednesday. Despite the suspension of the vaccine requirement, Boyd encouraged all staffers to get vaccinated. The UT System receives… Read More


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Nearly All University of Tennessee Student Employees are Required to get COVID-19 Vaccines

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Nearly all student employees at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville are required to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Chancellor Donde Plowman announced. Students must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 18 for the university to comply with federal law. That means students must receive their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or a single dose of Johnson… Read More


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With no in-person classes, medical schools pivot to telemedicine during COVID-19

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If it were a normal school year, Vanderbilt medical students Thomas Day and Tita Peña would be spending their time at the Shade Tree Clinic, offering free medical care for Nashville’s uninsured.    


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State OKs design for UT audiology building

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After years of delay, a new University of Tennessee audiology and speech pathology building should begin rising out of the ground at the UT Medical Center complex off Alcoa Highway in Knoxville by next summer.


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UT eyes Memphis property as hotel, conference center

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is asking potential developers for proposals to turn the old 19-story Medical Center Towers and parking garage at the edge of its Memphis campus from a boarded-up eyesore into a new hotel and conference center.


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Tremont camp provides speech therapy

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That was the hope of Tricia Hedinger, clinical assistant professor in the University of Tennessee’s Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology and one of the camp leaders.


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Letter: Lady Vols name change PR disaster

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We have had season tickets to Lady Vols basketball since 1993, drive the 800 miles round trip from Memphis to Knoxville, have not missed an SEC Tournament in 23 years and have made every Final Four but one that Tennessee has been in since 1991.


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Dr. Owen Phillips Quoted on Amendment 1

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“Vote No on One Tennessee,” the campaign committee against Amendment 1, launched its ad on cable TV in Nashville. It features Dr. Owen Phillips, an obstetrics and gynecology specialist and medical school professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, talking about a patient who battled cancer during her pregnancy.