Randy Boyd, Knoxville businessman and former adviser to Gov. Bill Haslam for higher education, will serve as interim president of the University of Tennessee following the retirement of UT President Joe DiPietro in November. The appointment was made by the board this afternoon during a special meeting in Knoxville.
The first woman from Tennessee elected to a full term in Congress has died at age 89.
A personal tragedy put Chattanooga Democrat Marilyn Lloyd into the race for the U.S. House in 1974. Originally, her husband was the Democratic nominee for East Tennessee in that election. After he died in a plane accident, she replaced him and won, beating the Republican incumbent.
In this interview, I’m speaking with Illinois State University historian Dr. Amy Wood about the legacy of lynching in the South and a Chattanooga tragedy that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Chancellor delivered his annual State of the University address Friday. WUTC’s Richard Norwood tells us it happened just before the school showed off a new housing complex.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is celebrating the largest private donation in the school’s history. Alumnus Gary W. Rollins and his wife are giving $40 million to UTC’s College of Business. The couple visited campus Thursday for a renaming event.
After years of rejections, controversial NFL legend Terrell Owens is finally in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He accepted the honor—but rejected the invitation to join other players on Saturday at the induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press hosted the forum Monday evening on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus. Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls Karl Dean and Craig Fitzhugh participated, as well as Republicans Randy Boyd, Beth Harwell, and Bill Lee. Watch below.
Sybil Baker’sWhile You Were Gone is the story of three sisters dealing with their father's death and uncovering secrets about him and other relatives who have passed away. They grow up in a large house on beautiful Missionary Ridge overlooking Chattanooga, and their extended family is part of the city's upper class. But the sisters feel shunned, and slowly learn why their family is fractured.
A “Community Listening Session” is being held at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Jan. 31 from 4:30-6 p.m. EST. The event is open to the public and will provide community members an opportunity to share their UTC experiences and to express their hopes for the future of the university.