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ETSU hoping new scholarships lure more students

ETSU hoping new scholarships lure more students

October 23rd, 2014 9:07 pm by Nathan Baker

New scholarship offerings may help East Tennessee State University shed its reputation as a commuter school and draw increased enrollment from both in-state and outside students.

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Black mold forces Sullivan County school to close

Black mold forces Sullivan County school to close

October 23rd, 2014 5:26 pm by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

Black mold has prompted Sullivan County school officials to close Indian Springs Elementary School Friday for mold remediation.

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Haslam says Common Core review doesn't signal retreat

Haslam says Common Core review doesn't signal retreat

October 23rd, 2014 5:10 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Tea party groups have derided Common Core as government overreach, while some teachers groups have complained that the standards rely too heavily on student test scores

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ETSU announces new scholarships

ETSU announces new scholarships

October 23rd, 2014 12:03 pm by Staff Report

The scholarships will benefit both in-state and out-of-state students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Attorney defends Greene County Schools in naked' incident with wrestling team

Attorney defends Greene County Schools in naked' incident with wrestling team

October 23rd, 2014 9:39 am by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Knoxville attorney George Underwood Jr. has filed a $10.5 million lawsuit in Greene County Circuit Court on behalf of parent Cliff Allen against the naked man, Deaton Joseph Myers, and Greene County Schools.

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ETSU research practices cleared of wrongdoing

ETSU research practices cleared of wrongdoing

October 22nd, 2014 9:09 pm by Nathan Baker

East Tennessee State University is now in the clear after a comprehensive investigation into the research practices of the Exercise and Sports Science program following an anonymous complaint more than two years ago.

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9 University of North Carolina employees fired or disciplined in scandal

9 University of North Carolina employees fired or disciplined in scandal

October 22nd, 2014 2:59 pm by AARON BEARD and EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

The probe found more than 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes - enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades for research papers.

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Haslam outlines process to review Tennessee academic standards

Haslam outlines process to review Tennessee academic standards

October 22nd, 2014 2:47 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Academic standards are typically reviewed in Tennessee every six years. But with discussion in Tennessee and across the country about Common Core state standards, Haslam said it's time to take a fresh look.

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Brakes applied to new Carter Co. middle school planned for Stoney Creek

Brakes applied to new Carter Co. middle school planned for Stoney Creek

October 22nd, 2014 9:18 am by John Thompson

With a virtually new Carter County Commission and some discussion over whether to build the new school, Schools Director Kevin Ward said Tuesday that it was good to slow down the pace and open up communications with the public and the commission.

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ETSU restructures Student Affairs Division, naming Howard dean of students

ETSU restructures Student Affairs Division, naming Howard dean of students

October 21st, 2014 4:57 pm by Staff Report

Howard, associate dean of students, will be dean of students effective Nov. 1. Dr. Joe Sherlin will hand off that portion of his title while continuing as vice provost for student affairs.

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