Joey Garrison has the lowdown on Lipscomb University's proposal to take over from Metro Government the historic Stokes Building on Belmont Boulevard. The university plans to relocate its College of Education to the site but appears to have some hurdles to clear.
Like most major proposals inside residential neighborhoods, a revamped Stokes building occupied by Lipscomb may need support from the surrounding community. “Anecdotally, I’ve heard there would be some concern in the neighborhood of potentially extending the institutional overlay onto that side of Belmont [Boulevard],” McGuire said. “It’s going to be a process, certainly.”SEE ALSO: Our coverage last year of Lipscomb's plans to move north beyond its traditional footprint
Aug 18, 2010 7:23 AM
A handful of local colleges and universities landed on U.S. News & World Report's most recent higher education institution rankings. Most notably, Vanderbilt University was ranked the 17th "best" university in the country. Joey Garrison at sister publication The City Paper has the full story at this link.
Aug 17, 2010 12:37 PM
Former Federal Communications Commissioner Deb Tate is the biggest name on an interesting list of executives and professionals Lipscomb University officials have recruited for their revamped Department of Communication and Journalism. Tate, who also chaired the Tennessee Regulatory Authority before spending three years in Washington, will teach communication law and regulation. Among the others in the mix this fall are Amy Seigenthaler Pierce of Seigenthaler Public Relations and Nelson Eddy, creative director at Dye Van Mol & Lawrence. Get all the details here.
Aug 13, 2010 1:04 PM
Blake Farmer reports on recent court filings over the battle to sell half of Fisk's Stieglitz collection of paintings. The university says it absolutely has to raise the money to keep going, but Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper isn't so sure.
In court documents, the AG points out that Fisk has been saying it is in dire financial straits for years but has managed to keep the university afloat without sanctions from its accreditation body.
Aug 10, 2010 8:26 AM
Genesis Career College, a four-state vocational school system focused until now on cosmetology programs, is planning to open a Nashville campus that will offer certificates in medical transcription and billing, pharmacy tech and nurses aid. Genesis is based in Cummins Station.
Jul 30, 2010 11:31 AM
University of Tennessee officials say a gift from the chairman of Anderson Media has lifted their mammoth Campaign for Tennessee above $1 billion. The state's flagship university had planned to reach that number by late 2011.
The campaign's success places UT among an elite group of only 28 public universities that have successfully completed fundraising campaigns of at least $1 billion, according to the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Jun 23, 2010 11:44 AM
Coutts Information Services, a unit of Ingram Content Group, has signed a book supplier agreement with The Florida College System, The Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida and the State University System. Combined, those groups comprise 68 institutions that have an enrollment of 829,000 students.
Jun 22, 2010 12:43 PM
The students enrolled in this summer's Accelerator boot camp at Vanderbilt's Owen School will spend a good bit of their time devising new strategies to help Bridgestone reach more customers through its sports sponsorships, which include the Super Bowl and the NHL. Other organizations who will benefit from the students' brain power are the HIMSS Medical Banking Project, the Nashville Music Business Council, auto maker Lexus, music start-up MyWerx and the Oasis Center.
Jun 15, 2010 7:57 AM
Meharry Medical College is one of the nation's top producers of primary care physicians, according to a new study from the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study ranked the country's 141 allopathic and osteopathic medical schools based on 1999-2001 medical school graduates who practice in primary care, the number of medical school graduates who work in health professional shortage areas, and the number of graduates who are in underrepresented minorities in medicine. From Meharry:
Morehouse School of Medicine ranked first in social mission while Meharry came in at number two. The other Tennessee medical school ranked in the top twenty using this new methodology was the twelfth ranked East Tennessee State University’s Quillen School of Medicine. Howard University, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and the University of Kansas round out the top five. In primary care physician output, two Tennessee schools rank in the top five in the nation. East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine is the number one producer of primary care physicians in the nation, followed by East Carolina University Brody School, West Virginia SOM, Meharry Medical College and Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.
Jun 15, 2010 7:20 AM