June 15, 2021

Tennessee

Heflin making most of surprisingly long Tennessee career


When people call you “Big Game Will” and your team loses a big game, it stings.

That’s the feeling Will Heflin had for much of the past week.

Heflin blamed himself — and erroneously so, according to his coaches and teammates — for coming up short in No. 2 Tennessee’s SEC Championship Game loss to No. 1 Arkansas on May 30 in Hoover, Ala.

That game was Heflin’s second start in four days, and he did a reasonable job containing arguably the most relentless offense in college baseball, especially considering the circumstances. He allowed

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How HBCU Tennessee State University Could Be Owed Half A Billion Dollars : NPR

Tennessee State University could be due for a half-billion-dollar payout, according to recent findings that show the HBCU has been historically underfunded.

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Tennessee State University could be due for a half-billion-dollar payout, according to recent findings that show the HBCU has been historically underfunded.

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Tennessee could owe a historically Black university more than a half-billion dollars after it withheld funding for decades.

A bipartisan legislative committee determined last month that the state failed to adequately fund Tennessee State University in matched land grants going all the way

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Tennessee schools can’t offer both in-person, virtual classes in fall

Tennessee schools will not be able to teach students both in-person and remotely next school year under a new rule approved by the State Board of Education earlier this month. 

Students who want to keep learning remotely or virtually from home will have to enroll in virtual schools instead of enrolling in their zoned school or school of choice.

Though all Tennessee school districts were offering in-person instruction by March, nearly 1 in 4 students started the school year learning remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 45% of Metro Nashville Public Schools students opted to continue learning at home

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Amazon & Haslam Family Commit $1.5M To Tennessee Business College

Online shopping giant Amazon has committed $750,000 toward a business professorship at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business following the announcement of a new Amazon delivery center coming to the city, according to a report by local ABC affiliate WATE.

The $750,000 gift from Amazon will be matched by the Haslam family for a total endowment of $1.5 million. The distinguished professorship will support faculty efforts in the area of business analytics and data science.

“We are very excited to continue developing the relationship between Amazon and the Haslam College of Business,” said Steve Mangum, Haslam College

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