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UT team wins $3.5M grant for nuclear innovation

UT team wins $3.5M grant for nuclear innovation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has won a $3.5 million federal grant for a nuclear innovation project.

The award was announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of its Nuclear Energy University Programs.

The programs support complex projects to develop breakthroughs for the U.S. nuclear energy industry. The three-year research projects are led by universities working in collaboration with the nuclear industry, national laboratories and international partners.

Father of UT student says 'alcohol enema' never happened

Father of UT student says 'alcohol enema' never happened

The father of the 20-year-old University of Tennessee student who went to the hospital with a dangerously high blood alcohol level after an alleged 'alcohol enema', told 10News the incident never happened and that Knoxville police officers originated the idea.

Mark Broughton said his son, Xander, instead was taking part in a game called "Tour de Franzia," in which participants race to finish the box of wine first.

"Unfortunately, my son won," Broughton said.

Cellular Sales donates $45K to Knox Co. Schools

Cellular Sales donates $45K to Knox Co. Schools

Some Knox County School programs got a boost Thursday, thanks to a local business.

Cellular Sales gave $45-thousand dollars to the Great Schools Partnership.  The organization uses private donations to help fund programs in Knox County Schools.

After the presentation, Cellular Sales officials toured the Verizon Cellular Sales Center for Academic Excellence at West High School.   The center is funded by donations made to the Great Schools Partnership.

School officials say it is making a difference.

Knox superintendent takes over school bus duty for one lucky teacher

Knox superintendent takes over school bus duty for one lucky teacher

Karns Elementary School had a special addition in its morning drop-off line on Thursday.

Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre surprised teacher Beth Caballero by taking over for her on morning bus duty.

This 4th grade teacher says she appreciates the relief!

"It shows how much he really does realize all the things that we're doing from bus duty to teaching, this is a great surprise. It's a great help for me.  I can go and enjoy my morning," said Caballero with a laugh.

Update: UT fraternity sought to challenge possible penalty one day before 'alcohol enema' incident

Update: UT fraternity sought to challenge possible penalty one day before 'alcohol enema' incident

On the day before a University of Tennessee student ended up in the hospital with a blood alcohol level of more than .40 after an alleged "alcohol enema" incident at a fraternity house, members of that fraternity requested a hearing to challenge possible penalties from past problems.

Students hunt for opportunity at UT job fair

Students hunt for opportunity at UT job fair

Hundreds of students hunted for their future jobs at Thompson-Boling arena on Tuesday.

More than 170 corporate employers, from Amazon to Pepsi, set up shop looking for new full-time, entry-level employees and internship candidates.

The fall job fair is typically UT's largest every year. It gives students a chance to speak with several potential employers in the same place.

Students say the job fair is a great opportunity.

Father: Parts of UT PIKE alcohol story incorrect

Father: Parts of UT PIKE alcohol story incorrect

As 10News reported Monday, University of Tennessee-Knoxville suspended UT's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity chapter after an alleged "alcohol enema" incident.

The Knoxville Police Department said the incident sent one UT student to the hospital.  Police report finding three other young men passed out inside the PIKE house.

The father of the student who was initially hospitalized spoke with 10News by phone Tuesday night.