Knox 2018: The University of Tennessee

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Knox 2018: The University of Tennessee

Angry legislators, frustrated faculty, a tendentious dismissal. And that's not even mentioning the football team.

by scott barker and jesse fox mayshark • september 4, 2018

This story is a part of a Special Report. Read the rest here.

The University of Tennessee has been a remarkably unstable place for the last two decades.
The firing of Chancellor Beverly Davenport earlier this year continues to reverberate around the campus.
Since 2000, UT has had four presidents and three interim presidents, three Knoxville chancellors, five football coaches and five athletic directors. Now it has a brand-new Board of Trustees, who with President Joe DiPietro’s pending departure will soon need to hire a new president, followed by a new Knoxville Chancellor.
The firing of Chancellor Beverly Davenport earlier t...

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