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University of Tennessee Southern chancellor to leave role

May. 11, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chancellor of the University of Tennessee Southern plans to retire from his role at the new campus. The university system says in a news release that Chancellor Mark La Branche plans to retire effective June 30, and will serve as a special assistant to...

University of Tennessee to resume requiring test scores

May. 09, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Students applying to attend the University of Tennessee next fall will be required to submit standardized test scores, the school said. The university stopped requiring test scores during the height of the coronavirus pandemic when testing centers closed...

Housing shortage, soaring rents squeeze US college students

Apr. 26, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — UC Berkeley sophomore Terrell Thompson slept in his car for nearly two weeks at the start of the school year last fall, living out of a suitcase stashed in the trunk and texting dozens of landlords a day in a desperate search for a place to live. The...

Housing shortage, soaring rents squeeze US college students

Apr. 26, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — College students squeezed by a massive housing shortage and surging rents are paying too much for moldy apartments, commuting long distances or sleeping in their cars to get an education — and that doesn't appear to be changing anytime soon. For some...

2 killed in southeastern Kentucky house fire

Mar. 27, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — Two people have died in a house fire in southeastern Kentucky, authorities said. Diana Poff, 75, and Willina Risner, 46, were found dead inside a burned house in the Colmar community of Bell County on Saturday, Kentucky State Police said in a news release....

Tennessee National Guard rescues Smokies hiker amid illness

Mar. 17, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee National Guard says it sent a medical flight crew to rescue a hiker whose illness rendered him unable to walk or stand while on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A guard news release says the rescue unfolded near...

UT's Pride of the Southland bands getting new director

Mar. 07, 2022 03:16 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Stewart has been selected as the next director of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville's Pride of the Southland Marching and Athletic Bands. Beginning July 1, Stewart will lead the 340-member team of musicians and majorettes, the School of Music announced...