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VOL. 42 | NO. 37 | Friday, September 14, 2018

Opening a ‘world of possibilities’ for students

Chandler’s Project GRAD participants look much like she did as an at-risk teen

Vrondelia “Ronni” Chandler had already suffered more trauma than a teenager should have to deal with. Her father’s alcoholism led to his death when she was 14. Two years later, she became pregnant with her daughter, Nicole.


Come fly with Phil, Marsha on gilded wings

Early in his U.S. Senate campaign, former Gov. Phil Bredesen shied away from talking about his opponent, Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, preferring to focus instead on ideas.


UT Law attracts 124 first-year students

The University of Tennessee College of Law announces its largest class of first-year students in more than five years.

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Blount Mansion Constitution Day. The 2018 Dr. Paul H. Bergeron Constitution Day lecture on Tuesday will feature professor Richard Pacelle, head of the department of political science at the University of Tennessee, for a lecture titled, “The Constitution: 18th Century Document in a 21st Century World?” He will tackle the daunting prospect of amending the nation’s most-loved, yet least-understood, founding document. Twenty-seven amendments have been ratified over the past 231 years, yet it’s been 26 years since the last one became law. Is it time to bring this 18th century document into the 21st century? At the very least, this thought-provoking presentation deepens the understanding of the historic instrument to which William Blount affixed his signature in 1787. The event will begin with a light reception in the mansion at 5:30 p.m., followed by the reception at 6:30 p.m. in the adjacent Visitors Center. Both are free and open to the public. Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Ave., Knoxville. Information

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Tears flow as Vols senior Bain finally gets his scholarship

There might soon be an opening for sales associate at Champs Sports in Knoxville. Paul Bain is likely submitting his two-week notice very soon.


Titans' journeyman tight end still awaiting big break

“Next man up” is an old football adage invoked after a key player’s injury.


Kropaczek named director at ORNL

David J. Kropaczek is the new director of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


2019 highlights: Notable new cars hitting showrooms

The 2019-model-year vehicles are hitting dealerships right now. Trucks are a big deal, and new and improved full-size pickups from General Motors and Ram will offer buyers a bumper crop of choices.


Make your own luck by building habits that position

Your lucky penny is in your bag. Or you’re wearing your lucky shirt or socks or tie, and you performed your Lucky Dance before you left the house. What else could you do?


Hiring managers continue to ask illegal questions

The title of this column is a reference to the big elephant in the room. It’s that thing that everybody knows, but nobody is talking about. I’d like to talk about it a little today: illegal job interview questions.


Could your brand pull off campaign like Nike’s

If you haven’t seen Nike in the news lately, it’s time to catch up.