Wednesday, April 23, 2008

TN Higher Ed wants you to play lottery, buy Beer

If I didn't know better I would think that Higher Ed officials in TN will do just about anything for a buck. Millions of dollars in advertising every week convince the poorest Tennesseans to throw away their financial futures by betting on the lottery....and higher ed officials are ecstatic about this. Now they want UT fans to buy beer, lots of beer. Yeah Rocky Top!!

To help counter the increase in budget needs, department officials presented to university President John Petersen and Knoxville campus interim Chancellor Jan Simek a list of ways to raise additional revenue.

‘‘Basically they picked four things: an increase in season ticket price, charging students for tickets, reduce faculty and staff ticket discounts and beer sales,’’ athletic department spokeswoman Tiffany Carpenter said.

Plans are in the works to implement all four changes, but Tennessee’s Faculty Senate is asking school officials to reconsider the beer sales.