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TBR Chancellor John Morgan Retiring

Press release from the Tennessee Board of Regents, Jan. 7, 2016: John Morgan, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, today announced his plan to retire at the end of the month. Morgan, who has served as chancellor of the state’s university and community college system since October 2010 and led the system’s transformation to […]

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Fitzhugh Statement on Morgan Retirement, Haslam Higher-Ed Restructuring Plan

Press release from House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, Jan. 7, 2016: House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh released the following statement on the retirement of John Morgan as Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents: “For 30 years, John Morgan served this state with distinction. From his time as a research assistant for the fiscal […]

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Democrats say TN Corrections Officials Downplaying Guard Injuries in Morgan County Prison Unrest

Press Release from the Democratic Caucus of the Tennessee House of Representatives, August 18: NASHVILLE- Tennessee Democratic lawmakers say fights at the Morgan County Correctional Facility Tuesday morning were apparently much worse than reported by the Department of Corrections. Two officers were seriously injured in what they described as several fights that broke out at […]

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TNSOS Presents TSLA Grants to Morgan, Fentress Counties

Press release from the Office of the Tennessee Secretary of State; May 7, 2015: Nashville, Tennessee – (May 7, 2015) – Secretary of State Tre Hargett along with Sen. Ken Yager (R-Kingston) presented Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) grants in Morgan and Fentress Counties on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. “These investments promote reading and education, […]

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Regents Say Morgan Was Right Choice

The selection of a key Bredesen aide to head the state’s higher education system was a sound decision, even though the process to choose him has come under sharp criticism, board members told the Senate Education committee.

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Bredesen Denies Pulling Strings on Morgan Appointment

The outgoing Democratic governor tells reporters he finds it “offensive” to suggest he rigged the selection process to ensure his deputy governor was appointed chancellor by the Board of Regents.

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AT&T Funding State Community College Scholarships

The multinational telecommunications provider understands “the critical role community colleges play here with higher education,” says a company official. Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan says he hopes the donation “sets an example” for other businesses and industry groups to support Tennessee education initiatives.

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GOP Leaders, Bredesen Strike Truce on Choice for Regents Chancellor

Republican lawmakers said they’ll accept that Deputy Gov. John Morgan is the new chancellor of the Board of Regents but have lingering questions about the selection process.

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Board of Regents Under Scrutiny

Senate Republicans say an overlooked passage in state law may jeopardize Deputy Gov. John Morgan’s controversial appointment as Tennessee higher ed chancellor. (UPDATED: Video comments from Gov. Bredesen included.)

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May 17 TN News Digest

This is a compilation of Tennessee news and political stories assembled daily by staffers in Gov. Bill Haslam’s office. Editorial: Educational opportunities grow in state (Daily News Journal) Wayne Blair and Yazan Musieh represent two extremes in regard to their educational experiences, but they deserve commendation for their efforts. They also provide an opportunity to […]