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"It's been quite a whirlwind this first sixty days," said Dr. Glover.
In just the first 2 months on the job Dr. Glenda Glover is setting herself apart. She gave TSU a $50,000 check and challenged alumni to match it. She's also the first president in recent years to live on campus.
"Of course the students have already come to visit me to tell me about issues and complaints but that's to be expected. When you live on campus you expect students to visit and let you know," added Dr. Glover.
Students complained about financial aid. The area is crammed and last fall 300 students went home when funding ran out. It's something Glover related to.
"Literally standing in the registration line with no money and I heard somebody call my name. They said Glenda Baskin. I said I'm Glenda Baskin. They said we have a scholarship for you," reminisced TSU's president.
This semester, only 10 students went home because of financial problems. Glover is also addressing the controversial elimination of academic programs.
"I can't say that some programs may be returning, I don't know. It will be completely faculty driven and we will look at it from a fiscal and academic standpoint," pointed out Dr. Glenda Glover.
Glover says she's focusing on shared governance and inclusion. It's part of her plan to help TSU improve its image and standing in the community.
"What counteracts bad publicity is good news. So we're telling the good news about TSU and its a fun thing to do because it's such good stories that we need to tell," concluded Dr. Glover.
Dr. Glover is traveling around the state meeting with TSU alumni chapters and business leaders. So far this year University fundraising has topped one hundred seventy thousand dollars. That's more than double the amount raised for the same period last year.
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Firefighters find body in burned Memphis house
May 20, 2013 18:46 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Fire officials say a man's body was found in a burned house in Memphis.
The Memphis Fire Department says 35 firefighters and other emergency personnel responded to a blaze Monday morning at a one-story house in the Uptown neighborhood.
Firefighters searched the home after they put out the blaze. Fire officials say the body of a man was found in the living room area.
The man's identity has not yet been released. The cause of death is being investigated.
Officials say the home has fire, water and smoke damage. The cause of the fire also is under investigation.
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