January 31, 2023

Legislators cry buyer’s remorse on UT’s secrecy for offshore funds

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By Matt Lakin, USA TODAY NETWORK — Tennessee A quick look at how and why the University of Tennessee lobbied to keep some details of “alternative investments” secret. Daniel Connolly, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee When state Rep. Eddie Smith cast his vote last year, he thought he was helping the University of Tennessee gain […]

UT endowment investing in Cayman Islands; details kept secret under law approved by legislature in 2017

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By Tom Humphrey From Humphrey On The Hill The University of Tennessee’s endowment has pumped millions of dollars into private investment funds in recent years, including many chartered in the Cayman Islands, reports the Commercial Appeal, and UT officials university successfully lobbied the Tennessee legislature to pass a law last year that keeps the details of these and other “alternative […]

COPD action plan shortens duration of flare-ups and hospital admissions

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By J ANNEKE VAN DEN ELSHOUT From University of Twente. The University of Twente carried out the first study worldwide that shows patients with COPD (lung disease caused by smoking) and other illnesses (heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and depression) have better outcomes if they follow a self-management programme with a customised action plan. Anke Lenferink […]