UT Chancellor welcomes new UT President


I look forward to working with new UT System President Joe DiPietro, who officially begins his new role on Jan. 1.

As chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture, Dr. DiPietro has a proven track record of success in leading a multifaceted institution, fundraising and networking with constituencies across the state. I am confident that Dr. DiPietro will be a big supporter of us as we continue on the path we’re on to make UT Knoxville a top-notch public research university..

Dr. DiPietro brings the valuable experience of having worked at two exceedingly good public universities: the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which ranked No. 15 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 list of top public universities, and the University of Florida, which ranked No. 17 on the same list.

I worked with Dr. DiPietro at the University of Florida, so I’ve seen him in action. I know that he’s a strong leader who believes in assembling good teams and empowering them to do their jobs.

I hope you will join me in congratulating our new president and offering him our support.

 

REPRESENTANTE TODD CALIFICA COMO ‘RATAS’ A LAS MUJERES EMBARAZADAS INDOCUMENTADAS


NASHVILLE, Tenn.—El representante republicano Curry Todd expresó su molestia por la incapacidad que tienen los administradores del programa COVERKIDS (programa estatal de salud para los niños) de servir como agentes de inmigración para detectar a las mujeres indocumentadas embarazadas con el posible propósito de negarles los servicios.

El republicano dijo entonces que estas mujeres van a venir a “multiplicarse como ratas.”  La comunidad Hispana continúa demostrando su repudio por la falta de sensibilidad del representante republicano de 63 años quien profesa la creencia cristiana Bautista y ha tenido experiencia en la administración de empresas antes de retirarse y dedicarse a la vida política.

Carlos Nicho, presidente y editor del periódico Mundo Hispano Bilingual,
se ha sumado a los muchos hombres y mujeres laitinos de Tennessee demandando del representante del distrito 95 una disculpa pública.