Senator speaks on economy, state of nation

Wed Nov 14, 2012 03:00 a.m.

During the inaugural Baker Distinguished Lecture Series, Senator George Mitchell began with an explanation of his expertise as a speaker.

He shared an anecdote of his first day in the Senate in 1980, when he was informed by his new ...


Dooley, one more year

Wed Nov 14, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Reports say it's "not a matter of 'if,' but 'when'" Tennessee's Derek Dooley will be released from his position as head football coach.

That's unfortunate.

Dooley came to Knoxville in 2010 after former head coach Lane Kiffin ...

Arts & Culture

Piano student embraces life in music

Wed Nov 14, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Playing the piano since the age of seven, Jenny Grace Woodson, a junior majoring in piano pedagogy, said she just now realized how important the instrument is in her life.

"This recital that I just gave last week was definitely ...

Guest Column

College through Fitzgerald’s lens

Wed Nov 14, 2012 03:00 a.m.

I've always been able to understand the world best when F. Scott Fitzgerald explains it to me. His collective works are essential to my lifestyle, specifically the short stories. For today's column, though, we will turn our attention ...