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(04-11-2019 01:16 PM)brock20 Wrote:  It is not a question now of if he wants to go there, he has already decided he does, the question now is if they want him.

Correct. And......like MTBuc, I think the chances are quite high he'll get the nod. And be gone.

Think of the triple whammy we'd be dealing with if we have lost Sander, Forbes, and Noland all in short order. I think most of us have been well aware we've been experiencing a "golden era". Hope that momentum isn't lost....
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(04-11-2019 01:16 PM)brock20 Wrote:  It is not a question now of if he wants to go there, he has already decided he does, the question now is if they want him.

True. This would not be a story if Noland did not want to leave. He would have either said no if recruited or not applied in the first place. His true alma mater is West Virginia University. Question: since the money is not that big of a raise, why would he want to get into UT politics — and follow on the heels of a just FIRED chancellor? Plus, if they don’t get football turned around, that could eventually get him at the next house cleaning.
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(04-11-2019 02:28 PM)Buc66 Wrote:  
(04-11-2019 01:16 PM)brock20 Wrote:  It is not a question now of if he wants to go there, he has already decided he does, the question now is if they want him.

True. This would not be a story if Noland did not want to leave. He would have either said no if recruited or not applied in the first place. His true alma mater is West Virginia University. Question: since the money is not that big of a raise, why would he want to get into UT politics — and follow on the heels of a just FIRED chancellor? Plus, if they don’t get football turned around, that could eventually get him at the next house cleaning.
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That is exactly why I think he should stay. They have so much money they don't know what to do with it. He could easily get quagmired in that type of politics. Hope they go "big time" and hire the one from Auburn or Nebraska.
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(04-11-2019 11:30 AM)Buc66 Wrote:  Anti-intellectualism? Seems this war has been carried on of late by self proclaimed intellectuals on too many college campuses.

Thanks, you just illustrated my point.

B.I.N.G.O.

BucDoctor is hitting this nail so very squarely on the head.

The anti-intellectualism, anti-science ice age that has befallen our society is working very, very grave harm on the future of this country.

Don’t know what you mean by “the anti-intellectualism, anti-science ice age”. Much of the so called intellectualism that I’m observing is associated with the suppression of Free Speech. A number of so called intellectuals, especially on the left, seem to have a significant problem defending their positions on facts or even science while quickly resorting to name calling and demonizing those who disagree with them. That’s the antithesis of true intellectualism. This is most noticeable in the social sciences on many college campuses and beyond.
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(04-11-2019 02:46 PM)Buc66 Wrote:  
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(04-11-2019 11:43 AM)BucDoctor Wrote:  
(04-11-2019 11:30 AM)Buc66 Wrote:  Anti-intellectualism? Seems this war has been carried on of late by self proclaimed intellectuals on too many college campuses.

Thanks, you just illustrated my point.

B.I.N.G.O.

BucDoctor is hitting this nail so very squarely on the head.

The anti-intellectualism, anti-science ice age that has befallen our society is working very, very grave harm on the future of this country.

Don’t know what you mean by “the anti-intellectualism, anti-science ice age”. Much of the so called intellectualism that I’m observing is associated with the suppression of Free Speech. A number of so called intellectuals, especially on the left, seem to have a significant problem defending their positions on facts or even science while quickly resorting to name calling and demonizing those who disagree with them. That’s the antithesis of true intellectualism. This is most noticeable in the social sciences on many college campuses and beyond.

While I would like to not shy away from debating your assertions, this forum wouldn't do it justice, and we would almost certainly devolve into a quagmire - something not desirable by either Swagger or our fine moderator.
That said, I'm *most certainly* not against "Free Speech" - and have actually been aware that, sadly, there have been some on "the left" who've not upheld that principle in some incidents. MUCH MUCH more serious (because it's at a higher level and has incredibly far-reaching and long-term repercussions) is the suppression of science to the service of some ideology. THAT is the real danger. If you by some chance don't believe that - well then we're too far apart to even discuss discussing.
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The bigger danger to traditional university enrollment and funding is the increasing view of college as simply training for a job instead of learning for the sake of learning. Many college graduates aren't able to get jobs in their field, or major in something that there simply isn't many jobs in their field to be had. That wasn't as much of a problem when states subsidized education to the point where it was affordable, but now with the increased cost many people do not see the value of a higher education- especially within certain majors.

University administrators who are able to "sell" their university to the public are very valuable, and Dr. Noland has been that.
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(04-11-2019 03:22 PM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  
(04-11-2019 02:46 PM)Buc66 Wrote:  
(04-11-2019 01:01 PM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  
(04-11-2019 11:43 AM)BucDoctor Wrote:  
(04-11-2019 11:30 AM)Buc66 Wrote:  Anti-intellectualism? Seems this war has been carried on of late by self proclaimed intellectuals on too many college campuses.

Thanks, you just illustrated my point.

B.I.N.G.O.

BucDoctor is hitting this nail so very squarely on the head.

The anti-intellectualism, anti-science ice age that has befallen our society is working very, very grave harm on the future of this country.

Don’t know what you mean by “the anti-intellectualism, anti-science ice age”. Much of the so called intellectualism that I’m observing is associated with the suppression of Free Speech. A number of so called intellectuals, especially on the left, seem to have a significant problem defending their positions on facts or even science while quickly resorting to name calling and demonizing those who disagree with them. That’s the antithesis of true intellectualism. This is most noticeable in the social sciences on many college campuses and beyond.

While I would like to not shy away from debating your assertions, this forum wouldn't do it justice, and we would almost certainly devolve into a quagmire - something not desirable by either Swagger or our fine moderator.
That said, I'm *most certainly* not against "Free Speech" - and have actually been aware that, sadly, there have been some on "the left" who've not upheld that principle in some incidents. MUCH MUCH more serious (because it's at a higher level and has incredibly far-reaching and long-term repercussions) is the suppression of science to the service of some ideology. THAT is the real danger. If you by some chance don't believe that - well then we're too far apart to even discuss discussing.

No place to debate such things, agree. But, suppression of freedom and liberty in the name of intellectualism is MUCH, MUCH of a problem longterm including eventually the suppression or manipulation of science for some ideological agenda. History is replete with such. A university should be the central place in our culture that vigorously defends, teaches, and protects civil free expression and exchange of ideas and positions, including, of course, scientific research.
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(04-11-2019 05:38 PM)Buc66 Wrote:  No place to debate such things, agree. But, suppression of freedom and liberty in the name of intellectualism is MUCH, MUCH of a problem longterm including eventually the suppression or manipulation of science for some ideological agenda. History is replete with such. A university should be the central place in our culture that vigorously defends, teaches, and protects civil free expression and exchange of ideas and positions, including, of course, scientific research.

You know, these aims are not mutually exclusive. You and I may not be all that far apart were we to sit down and hash it all out. I completely agree with your statement about "a university" - and it's likely you and I are referencing the same incident. And we would no doubt agree on that. But equally important is the freedom of scientists to put out there for public consumption "the truth", without having it watered down, deleted, buried, subverted, etc. In some ways, the future of the whole world depends on leaders having accurate and undoctored information to help make decisions. And I would posit that that aim trumps isolated incidents where indeed freedom of speech has been infringed on. (And again, it shouldn't be an "either/or" situation, and isn't.) And remember, the courts have long held that that freedom is not absolute. One can't falsely yell out "Fire!" in a crowded theater, or incite others to riot, for example. Just sayin'.
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If Dr. Noland happens to not go to Knoxville, will the fact that he’s looking to leave ETSU hamper his leadership, effectiveness, and his ability to motivate and inspire the ETSU staff going forward as he “waits in the wings” for the next opportunity? Instead of playing the old second fiddle, hat in hand, subservient role to UT —- shouldn’t our Board of Trustees begin to assert themselves more, to be more visible, show more leadership, and state their expectations and aspirations for ETSU longterm? How much power do the Trustees actually have under this new TN higher education structure? To me, they need to step forward and go to bat for ETSU first and foremost — flush the attitude of ETSU being a stepping stone for UT or anybody else.
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CAPS SO YOU CAN FIND MY COMMENTS, NOT BECAUSE I AM YELLING.

If Dr. Noland happens to not go to Knoxville, will the fact that he’s looking to leave ETSU hamper his leadership, effectiveness, and his ability to motivate and inspire the ETSU staff going forward as he “waits in the wings” for the next opportunity?
NO IMPACT ON HIS LEADERSHIP. THIS IS VIEWED SOMEWHAT SIMILARLY TO THE WAY MOST FANS VIEW STEVE FORBES. DR. NOLAND IS HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND IN DEMAND BECAUSE OF HIS TALENTS. FEW WOULD WANT TO STAND IN THE WAY OF HIM ADVANCING HIS CAREER.

Instead of playing the old second fiddle, hat in hand, subservient role to UT —- shouldn’t our Board of Trustees begin to assert themselves more, to be more visible, show more leadership, and state their expectations and aspirations for ETSU longterm?
THERE IS NOT A PERCEPTION OF PLAYING SECOND FIDDLE TO UT. UT HAS A DIFFERENT MISSION. STRATEGIC PLANNING IS A FUNCTION OF THE ADMINISTRATION, NOT A FUNCTION OF THE BOT. THE BOT ENDORSES OR REJECTS A STRATEGIC PLAN. IF THEY ENDORSE A STRATEGIC PLAN, IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW REPORTS FROM ADMINISTRATION REGARDING PROGRESS TOWARD THAT PLAN.

How much power do the Trustees actually have under this new TN higher education structure?
COMPLETE AUTHORITY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO COMPLY WITH THEC GUIDELINES. THAT SAID, THE BOT CANNOT BY LAW MICROMANAGE BECAUSE THE BOT HAS ONLY TWO EMPLOYEES, THE PRESIDENT AND THE INTERNAL AUDITOR.

To me, they need to step forward and go to bat for ETSU first and foremost — flush the attitude of ETSU being a stepping stone for UT or anybody else.
THAT IS A SOMEWHAT UNREALISTIC EXPECTATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION. AS I HAVE STATED IN OTHER POSTINGS, TALENTED INDIVIDUALS IN HIGHER EDUCATION OFTEN PUT THEIR TALENTS UP FOR SALE IN THE MARKETPLACE. IT ISN'T A STEPPING STONE, IT IS THE REALITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION. COACHES COME AND GO, PRESIDENTS COME AND GO, PROVOSTS COME AND GO, DEANS COME AND GO, FACULTY COME AND GO. ONE ISSUE IMPACTING ATTRACTING TALENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN TENNESSEE IS THE POLITICAL LEANINGS OF THE STATE AND THAT IMPACTS PRESIDENTS, PROVOSTS, DEANS, FACULTY AND KEY STAFF POSITIONS. IT IS BECOMING DIFFICULT TO ATTRACT TALENT TO A STATE THAT EQUATES A UNIVERSITY'S ROLE IN HIGHER EDUCATION TO THAT OF A VOCATIONAL SCHOOL. WHILE UNIVERSITIES HAVE A ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, UNIVERSITIES PREPARE GRADUATES FOR A LIFETIME OF EARNINGS IN PROFESSIONS THAT MAY NOT CURRENTLY EXIST. VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS PREPARE WORKERS FOR JOBS. SOCIETY NEEDS BOTH INSTITUTIONS, BUT THE ROLES ARE NOT THE SAME.
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I think if Noland stays/goes elsewhere comes down to simple fact: is he happy in his current position? He has certainly changed the culture here but this is a regional university. If he is type of person who is striving for the next level then he will move on. The challenge of a state university and all it entails plus doubling of salary might be too much to ignore.
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(04-14-2019 07:49 AM)BucDoctor Wrote:  CAPS SO YOU CAN FIND MY COMMENTS, NOT BECAUSE I AM YELLING.

If Dr. Noland happens to not go to Knoxville, will the fact that he’s looking to leave ETSU hamper his leadership, effectiveness, and his ability to motivate and inspire the ETSU staff going forward as he “waits in the wings” for the next opportunity?
NO IMPACT ON HIS LEADERSHIP. THIS IS VIEWED SOMEWHAT SIMILARLY TO THE WAY MOST FANS VIEW STEVE FORBES. DR. NOLAND IS HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND IN DEMAND BECAUSE OF HIS TALENTS. FEW WOULD WANT TO STAND IN THE WAY OF HIM ADVANCING HIS CAREER.

Instead of playing the old second fiddle, hat in hand, subservient role to UT —- shouldn’t our Board of Trustees begin to assert themselves more, to be more visible, show more leadership, and state their expectations and aspirations for ETSU longterm?
THERE IS NOT A PERCEPTION OF PLAYING SECOND FIDDLE TO UT. UT HAS A DIFFERENT MISSION. STRATEGIC PLANNING IS A FUNCTION OF THE ADMINISTRATION, NOT A FUNCTION OF THE BOT. THE BOT ENDORSES OR REJECTS A STRATEGIC PLAN. IF THEY ENDORSE A STRATEGIC PLAN, IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW REPORTS FROM ADMINISTRATION REGARDING PROGRESS TOWARD THAT PLAN.

How much power do the Trustees actually have under this new TN higher education structure?
COMPLETE AUTHORITY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO COMPLY WITH THEC GUIDELINES. THAT SAID, THE BOT CANNOT BY LAW MICROMANAGE BECAUSE THE BOT HAS ONLY TWO EMPLOYEES, THE PRESIDENT AND THE INTERNAL AUDITOR.

To me, they need to step forward and go to bat for ETSU first and foremost — flush the attitude of ETSU being a stepping stone for UT or anybody else.
THAT IS A SOMEWHAT UNREALISTIC EXPECTATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION. AS I HAVE STATED IN OTHER POSTINGS, TALENTED INDIVIDUALS IN HIGHER EDUCATION OFTEN PUT THEIR TALENTS UP FOR SALE IN THE MARKETPLACE. IT ISN'T A STEPPING STONE, IT IS THE REALITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION. COACHES COME AND GO, PRESIDENTS COME AND GO, PROVOSTS COME AND GO, DEANS COME AND GO, FACULTY COME AND GO. ONE ISSUE IMPACTING ATTRACTING TALENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN TENNESSEE IS THE POLITICAL LEANINGS OF THE STATE AND THAT IMPACTS PRESIDENTS, PROVOSTS, DEANS, FACULTY AND KEY STAFF POSITIONS. IT IS BECOMING DIFFICULT TO ATTRACT TALENT TO A STATE THAT EQUATES A UNIVERSITY'S ROLE IN HIGHER EDUCATION TO THAT OF A VOCATIONAL SCHOOL. WHILE UNIVERSITIES HAVE A ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, UNIVERSITIES PREPARE GRADUATES FOR A LIFETIME OF EARNINGS IN PROFESSIONS THAT MAY NOT CURRENTLY EXIST. VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS PREPARE WORKERS FOR JOBS. SOCIETY NEEDS BOTH INSTITUTIONS, BUT THE ROLES ARE NOT THE SAME.

Do wish I had a similar confidence, trust, and optimism in our contemporary higher education system in America as this — the confidence, trust, and optimism I once had.
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Noland makes his pitch:

Noland in student forum yesterday

Sure sounds like he definitely wants it. Duh.

And not that it really matters, but........

search firm UT using barred by UNC system

Randy Boyd says the politically correct stuff about the search:

"Will be a hard decision because they're all great"
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(04-19-2019 12:38 AM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  Noland makes his pitch:

Noland in student forum yesterday

Sure sounds like he definitely wants it. Duh.

And not that it really matters, but........

search firm UT using barred by UNC system

Randy Boyd says the politically correct stuff about the search:

"Will be a hard decision because they're all great"

Sounded like Noland was interviewing for the ETSU presidency as he continued referencing East Tennessee. UT is the university serving/representing the entire state of Tennessee, right?
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Three down, one to go. What’s the scuttlebutt on the ETSU campus as the wait sets in? When will the announcement be made?


https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/educ...483703002/
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(04-22-2019 05:26 PM)Buc66 Wrote:  Three down, one to go. What’s the scuttlebutt on the ETSU campus as the wait sets in? When will the announcement be made?


https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/educ...483703002/

I hear the talk given today by the guy from Washington U. was very impressive; showed a lot of moxie, enthusiasm, vision, etc. Apparently was pretty impressive and in full command of the facts and situation. That said, he certainly doesn't have the body of work nor TN pedigree Noland has. I'm still thinking Noland is the guy......
Horror of horrors...................imagine Brian Noland trading his various pretty cool blue-and-gold duds for awringe ones. Yikes! That just. doesn't. fit.

Niswonger is a very forward-thinking guy. I suspect he's been scanning the horizon for a while now. Not much is going to take him totally by surprise. The scuttlebutt I've heard, all second-hand, is that Noland's likely goin' down thataway. But nobody here knows deep info (I don't think) - unless possibly ron ramsey and/or Niswonger - and I doubt the former would really know - but he might. There is a 'theory' out there that Noland was/is the guy from jump street, and that his competition finalists were chosen to make him better able to stand taller than the others. (Just somebody or somebodies reading the tea leaves.) I can add to that suspicion by pointing out that one *could* read between the lines of what Boyd's been saying to imply that it's going to be Noland. You know, one of those jobs descriptions that in higher education is written so as to make it best fit who you want there. I've seen that happen many times. I'm NOT saying that's necessarily the case here - only that it seems to me to be a plausible scenario.

I haven't heard the slightest negativity expressed towards Noland - not that I necessarily would....

BucDoctor's take on it may be different.......
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(04-22-2019 05:26 PM)Buc66 Wrote:  Three down, one to go. What’s the scuttlebutt on the ETSU campus as the wait sets in? When will the announcement be made?


https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/educ...483703002/

I hear the talk given today by the guy from Washington U. was very impressive; showed a lot of moxie, enthusiasm, vision, etc. Apparently was pretty impressive and in full command of the facts and situation. That said, he certainly doesn't have the body of work nor TN pedigree Noland has. I'm still thinking Noland is the guy......
Horror of horrors...................imagine Brian Noland trading his various pretty cool blue-and-gold duds for awringe ones. Yikes! That just. doesn't. fit.

Niswonger is a very forward-thinking guy. I suspect he's been scanning the horizon for a while now. Not much is going to take him totally by surprise. The scuttlebutt I've heard, all second-hand, is that Noland's likely goin' down thataway. But nobody here knows deep info (I don't think) - unless possibly ron ramsey and/or Niswonger - and I doubt the former would really know - but he might. There is a 'theory' out there that Noland was/is the guy from jump street, and that his competition finalists were chosen to make him better able to stand taller than the others. (Just somebody or somebodies reading the tea leaves.) I can add to that suspicion by pointing out that one *could* read between the lines of what Boyd's been saying to imply that it's going to be Noland. You know, one of those jobs descriptions that in higher education is written so as to make it best fit who you want there. I've seen that happen many times. I'm NOT saying that's necessarily the case here - only that it seems to me to be a plausible scenario.

I haven't heard the slightest negativity expressed towards Noland - not that I necessarily would....

BucDoctor's take on it may be different.......


I don't hear much negativity, the discussion quickly shifted to the future. What is the process for selecting a president under the new board structure? Who will serve on the search committee? What is the board's vision for qualifications/attributes for a new president? Will a search firm be hired and how well will they do their jobs? etc. I hear future discussion 50:1 over negativity.
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(04-23-2019 02:04 AM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  
(04-22-2019 05:26 PM)Buc66 Wrote:  Three down, one to go. What’s the scuttlebutt on the ETSU campus as the wait sets in? When will the announcement be made?


https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/educ...483703002/

I hear the talk given today by the guy from Washington U. was very impressive; showed a lot of moxie, enthusiasm, vision, etc. Apparently was pretty impressive and in full command of the facts and situation. That said, he certainly doesn't have the body of work nor TN pedigree Noland has. I'm still thinking Noland is the guy......
Horror of horrors...................imagine Brian Noland trading his various pretty cool blue-and-gold duds for awringe ones. Yikes! That just. doesn't. fit.

Niswonger is a very forward-thinking guy. I suspect he's been scanning the horizon for a while now. Not much is going to take him totally by surprise. The scuttlebutt I've heard, all second-hand, is that Noland's likely goin' down thataway. But nobody here knows deep info (I don't think) - unless possibly ron ramsey and/or Niswonger - and I doubt the former would really know - but he might. There is a 'theory' out there that Noland was/is the guy from jump street, and that his competition finalists were chosen to make him better able to stand taller than the others. (Just somebody or somebodies reading the tea leaves.) I can add to that suspicion by pointing out that one *could* read between the lines of what Boyd's been saying to imply that it's going to be Noland. You know, one of those jobs descriptions that in higher education is written so as to make it best fit who you want there. I've seen that happen many times. I'm NOT saying that's necessarily the case here - only that it seems to me to be a plausible scenario.

I haven't heard the slightest negativity expressed towards Noland - not that I necessarily would....

BucDoctor's take on it may be different.......


I don't hear much negativity, the discussion quickly shifted to the future. What is the process for selecting a president under the new board structure? Who will serve on the search committee? What is the board's vision for qualifications/attributes for a new president? Will a search firm be hired and how well will they do their jobs? etc. I hear future discussion 50:1 over negativity.

Dr. Noland is obviously on the way out either now or in the near future. He has completed his college CEO internship at ETSU. It is good that the future is the focus and that the energy will be there to identify and hire ETSU’s next leader. Hope the Board is already compiling an unofficial list, noting names, and listening to inquiries. What will happen to Noland’s ambitious plan for ETSU’s future — will that leave with him? Again, it would seem that this would be the time for the Board of Trustees to assert itself and establish some future visionary goals and benchmarks for the university independent of the person occupying the president’s office over the next 10-20 years and hire accordingly.
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RE: UT Chancellor Search Finalists
(04-11-2019 03:34 PM)etsubuc Wrote:  ... increasing view of college as simply training for a job instead of learning for the sake of learning. Many college graduates aren't able to get jobs in their field, or major in something that there simply isn't many jobs in their field ...

Not only that, but many of the jobs that exist not will not exist in the not-so-distant future, and many of the jobs in that future don't even exist yet. Teaching students to think critically and learn how to learn are among the most important functions of a university.
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04-23-2019 10:30 AM
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RE: UT Chancellor Search Finalists
Noland is staying!
04-26-2019 12:57 PM
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