Tennessee State University

Updated Aug. 24, 2012 with comments and committee resignation letter from Sen. Jim Summerville. State Sen. Jim Summerville doesn’t “give a rat’s ass what the black caucus thinks.” At least that’s what he told Memphis state Rep. Barbara Cooper via email Wednesday in response to her report from the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus; August 22, 2012:  (NASHVILLE, TN), August 22, 2012 — “While the Committee’s report clears officials at TSU of academic fraud, it points out many areas of great concern regarding administrative oversight, poor decisions and unclear promises made to our students,” said Senator Jim Summerville (R-Dickson), Chairman of […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus; July 12, 2012:  (NASHVILLE), July 12, 2012 — Senate Education Chairman Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) released a response today giving Senate Higher Education Subcommittee Chairman Jim Summerville (R-Dickson) authorization to probe allegations at TSU regarding grade alterations. Summerville sent Gresham a formal letter of request yesterday asking for […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus; July 11, 2012: (NASHVILLE), July 11, 2012 — Senate Higher Education Subcommittee Chairman Jim Summerville (R-Dickson) said today he has sent a letter of request to Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) asking for permission to hold hearings regarding the controversy over allegations of grade alterations […]

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