VOL. 40 | NO. 44 | Friday, October 28, 2016
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: HIGHER EDUCATION
Private schools too expensive? Maybe not
This is the most important time of the year for college-bound high school seniors. Many are busy visiting college campuses, sweating over college entrance tests, juggling application deadlines and scavenging for scholarships.
Myth: Many students owe more than $100,000 when they graduate.
Taylor Adkins wanted to start his own business before he even started college.
Diane Connolly, an independent college consultant and owner/founder of College Well Planned in Brentwood, has helped more than 500 students and their families navigate the complicated world of college admissions.
Tennessee leaders are touting a transition in the state’s higher education system as a “landmark moment” amid the appointment of six boards designed to increase autonomy at universities statewide.
Gov. Bill Haslam's appointments to boards of trustees for Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Tech, Austin Peay, University of Memphis and East Tennessee State:
SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL
MTSU student Emily Webb cobbled together enough money to pay for her first year and a half of expenses.
DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
Based on the eye test – as well as what has transpired on the field – I think it’s pretty safe to say Alabama is the best team in the SEC.
DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS
Tennessee begins the easy part of its football schedule Saturday night at 7:15 p.m. (ESPN2) against South Carolina in Columbia.
TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS
By the time many of you read this, Marcus Mariota might have already torched the Jacksonville Jaguars.
With the Titans reaching the midway point of the 2016 season, let’s get a quick evaluation of where they are in all aspects of their offense, defense, special teams and coaching with half a season left to play.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam recently appointed several East Tennesseans to state boards and commissions.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
A distinctive choice among the vast SUV market, the 2016 Fiat 500X is a larger, taller version of Italy’s iconic small car, the 500, and is the first Fiat with all-wheel drive.
I’ve always contended that there are few business professions as challenging as a career in sales, so it’s not surprising that more than 45 percent of salespeople don’t meet their annual quota, according to a CSO Insights 2015 Sales Compensation and Performance Management Study. The reasons are varied and often involve sales discipline. In the sales world, discipline is often defined as setting an activity schedule and sticking to it.
Sometimes, the devil really is in the details. This is especially true when it comes to the questions you ask when you’re looking for a job. Asking the wrong question, or not asking the right question, can get you into trouble when you least expect it. And it can be tricky to know when to ask which questions.
Looking back, I’m struck by the irony: This column’s shutting down at year’s end. She’s been around, in one form or another, for 32 years. Read that: I’ve been on deadline, like, forever.