The search for a new chief of the University of Tennessee Police Department has begun, and a search committee has been named. Assistant Chief Debbie Perry has been serving as interim chief since August Washington stepped down in July to become the chief of police and assistant vice chancellor for Vanderbilt University.
Barbara Dewey, professor and dean of the University of Tennessee Libraries, has been named dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications at The Pennsylvania State University. The appointment is effective Aug. 1, 2010, pending approval of Penn State’s board of trustees.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, in partnership with the Student Government Association-Government Affairs Committee, will host a discussion about “Blogs, Social Media and Political Incivility” on March 23. The event, free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center.