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Acclaimed journalism professor dies at age 80

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Professor Dwight Teeter

Journalism professor Dwight L. Teeter passed away Friday morning, according to Dean of College of Communication and Information Michael Wirth. He was 80 years old.

"It's a very sad day," Wirth said. "Dwight was a great man, a great colleague, a great academic. He was a tremendous teacher. It's a huge loss."

Teeter came to the University of Tennessee as Dean of CCI in 1991, and he served in that role until 2002. He then taught media law and other journalism courses before retiring in December of 2014.

His colleagues remember him as someone who was always willing ...

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