A new committee has been named to consider the names and stories behind buildings, monuments, and places on the Domain. Its work will support the Regents’ plan for evaluating the University’s past ties to the Confederacy.
A Fall Convocation on Friday, Sept. 17, celebrated the induction of new members into the Order of the Gown during Family Weekend.
Jonathan Meiburg, C’97 and lead singer of the well-known indie rock band Shearwater, discusses his new book, A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey, which traces the social and ecological history of the caracara, a South American bird of prey. The Wall Street Journal calls Meiburg “a lavishly talented nature writer” whose “beautifully written book shares in the zanily meditative, wistful ambivalence of [Shearwater’s] songs.”
Join us for a webinar lecture by Michelle Caswell, associate professor of archival studies, Department of Information Studies, UCLA. Caswell is one of today’s most compelling voices in archival theory. Her talk is based on more than a decade of ethnographic work building community archives sites. She advocates for alternative methods and practices that members of minoritized communities can use to create independent archives that build community ties and disrupt historic cycles of oppression.
This webinar is sponsored by the Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation in partnership with colleagues at Centre College, Fisk University, Rollins College, University of Richmond, and Washington and Lee University. It is funded by grants from the Associated Colleges of the South and the Council of Independent Colleges.
Sewanee began welcoming new students to campus during the second week of August. International students were followed by Finding Your Place mentors and participants, student leaders, student-athletes, and PRE participants. New Student Orientation begins Aug. 21, and classes begin in the College on Wednesday, Aug. 25.