The University of the South is one of more than 60 inaugural members of LACRELA. Other member institutions include Amherst College, Davidson College, Oberlin College, and Washington and Lee University. The alliance will partner with the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center to host meetings, offer workshops, and provide access to resources focused on racial equity solutions.
TEDxUniversityoftheSouth will include seven nights of talks and performances followed by live Q&A. A TEDx event is a local gathering where TED-like talks are organized by and shared with a community. The series starts on Tuesday, Feb. 23, continues every Tuesday through March 30, and concludes on Wednesday, April 7. Speakers and performers include Patrick Dean, Sherry Hamby, Jason Carl Rosenberg, Deborah McGrath, Bea Troxel, Karen Yu, and Mandy Moe Pwint Tu.
College students are returning to campus during the last week of January for the start of the spring semester. Classes start Monday, Feb. 1.
The grant will allow Sewanee to develop a Sewanee Public Interest Data Analysis Institute, and to partner with Meharry Medical College to address public health challenges in underserved communities.
Sewanee Dining began using reusable to-go containers at the end of August when students couldn’t all be seated in McClurg Dining Hall due to COVID-19 protocols. The boxes are “checked out” and returned, and over a six-week period kept almost 34,000 single-use containers out of the landfill.