TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… September 10, 2021

1) Biden Unveils Vaccine Mandate To Affect 100 Million Americans
2) Afghan Refugee Vetting Process In Question While TN Targeted For Resettlement
3) Tennessee Special Ops Working To Rescue Allies In Afghanistan
4) University Of TN Knoxville Hosts Racially Segregated Workshops
5) Judge Issues Restraining Order On Lee’s School Mask Mandate In Shelby County
6) Reward For Missing Hawkins County Girl Surpasses $38,000
7) Memphis Border Patrol Agents Intercept Mexican Drug Shipment

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University Of TN Knoxville Hosts Racially Segregated Workshops

The University Of Tennessee Knoxville’s College Of Social Work Is Hosting Racially Segregated Workshops During The Month Of September As Part Of Their “Inclusivity And Anti-Racism” Program.

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Tennessee’s Public Universities To Host Voter Registration Tailgates

As Tennessee’s Nine Division I Public Universities Gear Up For Football Season, They Are Also Working With The Secretary Of State’s Office To Hold A Voter Registration Drive During The Tailgate Before A Home Game At Each School. 

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University Of Tennessee System Extends Mask Mandate

University Of Tennessee President, Randy Boyd, Has Announced That UT Schools Are Adjusting Campus Health And Safety Guidelines To Mandate That Masks Be Worn In All Indoor Public Spaces.

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UTK Chancellor Faces Backlash After Posting Maskless Photo

The University Of Tennessee At Knoxville’s Chancellor, Donde Plowman, Is Facing Backlash After Posting Photos To Instagram That Show Her Not Wearing A Mask On Campus. Criticisms Point To UTK’s Recent Mask Mandate With Commenters Calling The Chancellor “Hypocritical.”

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Illegal Immigration Investigation In TN Continues With Study Committee

During The Third Meeting Of The Joint Study Committee On Refugee Issues, The Committee Continued Its Investigation Into Current Immigration Issues In TN With Presentations By The Department Of Children’s Services, The Office Of Legal Services, Tennessee Office For Refugees/Catholic Charities And Professors Of Law…

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UTC To Require Masks For All, Regardless Of Vaccination Status

On August 2nd, The University Of Tennessee Chattanooga Announced That To Start The Semester, They Will Be Requiring Mask-wearing By The Entire Campus Community, Regardless Of Vaccination Status.

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Online College In Tennessee More Expensive Than Attending In Person

College Students In Tennessee Pay More To Do Their Schooling Online Than They Do To Attend Courses In Person, A Report From The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office Of Research And Education Accountability Showed.

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TN Dept Of Education To Support Teacher Endorsements

The Tennessee Department Of Education Will Be Providing Support To Current Educators So They Can Receive Additional Teaching Endorsements. Teachers Will Be Able To Earn Endorsement In English As A Second Language, Special Education And Secondary Mathematics.

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TennCare Fraud Cases Decline In April, But Still Higher Than Average

The Number Of Reported Tenncare Fraud Cases Declined In April Down To Just Three For The Month From A Recent High Number Of 6 Cases In March. Despite The Drop By Half For April, The Number Is Still High Considering The Average.

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