Governor Bill Haslam’s 2015 State of the State address on Monday featured several pieces of welcome news for education.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Governor Bill Haslam as one of its top nine influencers in higher education for 2014. Haslam is highlighted for his efforts to increase Tennesseans’ access to higher education, particularly through his “Drive to 55” campaign—an effort to get 55 percent of the state’s resident to earn college degrees—and
Today Natalie L. Haslam, a philanthropist and ardent UT supporter, helped dedicate the new music building named in her honor—a state-of-the art addition to the campus that will showcase UT’s talented musicians and world-class faculty. Haslam and her husband, Jim Haslam, joined Governor Bill Haslam, UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, UT President Joe DiPietro, US Senator Lamar Alexander, other state and local officials, and alumni to celebrate the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, the new home of the UT School of Music.
Gov. Bill Haslam will be joined by two former Tennessee governors at a panel discussion about civility on February 21. Haslam, along with Phil Bredesen and Don Sundquist, will participate in “Balancing Civility and Free Expression,” a panel discussion that will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. It is free and open to the public.