The University of Tennessee's board of trustees will gather for its fall meeting Oct. 8 and 9. The event is open to the public and will provide an overview of the school's affairs, including reports on how the university's enrollment and academic rankings compare with its counterparts in other states. Other topics will be its partnerships with Oak Ridge, including an update on the biofuels initiative, and the budget request for 2010-11 fiscal year.
Most of the committee meetings will occur Thursday, starting at 11 a.m. at the University Center. The budget committee and the full board meeting will start at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively, Friday at the Hollingsworth Auditorium, Ellington Plant Sciences Building, Agriculture campus.
The quarterly meeting of the Police Action Review Committee will take place Thursday, Oct. 15. As Metro Pulse went to press, nobody had signed up to voice any issues, so it looks to be standard fare. Still pending are the cases involving two former officers who stand accused of buying alcohol for two teenage girls, then enticing them to perform a striptease at an officer's home. But the committee will not take up those incidents unless the cases are resolved before its meeting next Thursday at 6 p.m. at Safety City Knoxville, 165 S. Concord Street.