MTSU gets $1M gift

Middle Tennessee State University has received a $1 million donation from a former student. The money will be used to endow an existing scholarship for Rutherford County students who attend MTSU, with the remainder going toward renovating the coaches' office for the Lady Raiders basketball team.
Feb 7, 2011 8:38 AM

Belmont adds health care MBA options

Belmont University's Massey Graduate School of Business has added a pair of MBA health care management focus options for the Spring of 2011, allowing students to customize their degree programs in either health care quality and compliance or human relations.
"As we listen to area employers and their hiring needs, adding new health care management offerings was something we could do to help our graduate students better tailor their degrees to the marketplace," said Massey associate dean Joe Alexander. "This new programming will add to our capacity to prepare MBA students for the emerging health care economy of tomorrow."
The quality improvement and compliance track will offer students study in lean health care management and a course designed to help prepare students for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality exam. The human relations track is designed for those pursuing a career in human relations management, medical staff relations or professional services management; courses in the track require study in managing with health care professionals and a specialty course in health care human resource management.
Feb 4, 2011 7:09 AM
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The food court shuffle

As it works to provide healthier food options, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will boot McDonald's at the end of the month. While construction is underway on its replacement — Au Bon Pain — the Nashville medical center has had to make several adjustments to deal with the customer volume that typically hit Mickey D's. Read about it here.
Jan 28, 2011 10:40 AM

Vanderbilt, professor face discrimination suit

Former assistant prof alleges tenure denial, termination based on race, national origin
Jan 27, 2011 4:55 PM

Haslam in no hurry to merge higher ed

Gov. Bill Haslam says he's not inclined to follow predecessor Phil Bredesen's floated plan to merge the University of Tennessee and the Board of Regents systems, but instead wants to focus on streamlining curricula at the state's universities.
“While there are some dollars involved there – big dollars – it doesn’t come near the scope of what I think we can address by saying, ‘what should each individual school be?’”
Jan 27, 2011 7:56 AM

Meharry gets $10K scholarship award

Meharry Medical College is getting a $10,000 scholarship from the United Food and Commercial Workers union. Meharry and Howard University College of Medicine were selected by the trustees of the Patrick E. Gorman Scholarship Fund for the scholarships, which will be awarded to students in financial need.
Jan 25, 2011 2:33 PM

A Century of Striving

Nashville School of Law marks 100 years of legal education for working people
Jan 24, 2011 2:50 PM

Vanderbilt nursing school partners with Cali company

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is partnering with San Diego-based e-learning company Essential Learning and University Community Health Services Community Partnership (UCHS) in Tennessee to develop online courses for staff in primary care settings and community health organizations. The classes will focus on trends and needs of staff providing care in medically underserved communities.
“Vanderbilt School of Nursing and UCHS are highly respected institutions that are nationally recognized for their clinical excellence. Additionally, they operate their own Community Health Center which gives them keen insight into the training needs of staff,” said Sue Erskine, CEO of Essential Learning. “As health care reform moves forward, community health care organizations are a major component in the system being created. We will continue to assist these organizations through the provision of the highest quality staff training in a cost effective e-learning delivery system.”
Jan 17, 2011 2:07 PM

Waller Lansden creates UT law scholarship

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis is creating a $100,000 endowment to fund a diversity scholarship for the University of Tennessee College of Law. The News Sentinel reports the law firm will announce the gift today. The endowment, being created in memory of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., will cover the first year of a full three-year scholarship, renewable each year.
Jan 13, 2011 8:12 AM

Meharry names dentistry dean

Southerland leaves University of North Carolina, starts in Nashville March 1
Jan 12, 2011 5:07 PM