On Wednesday, June 17, Vice-Chancellor Reuben Brigety marked his first day in that office with a sunrise Morning Prayer service followed by remarks to the Sewanee family and community.
On June 1, in the wake of national protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody, Vice-Chancellor John McCardell, Dean of Students Marichal Gentry, and the Office of the Dean of the College sent messages to students, faculty, and staff. Student organizations made powerful statements of support for racial justice.
A sense of community is at the heart of a Sewanee education, and while in some ways this spring’s forced separation has drawn us closer, our fervent hope is that we will reunite on campus soon. Bringing students safely back to campus is in the best interest of our entire community. As we plan a return to in-person instruction in the fall, we are also necessarily paying attention to making sure our campus and local community remain healthy and safe.
As the COVID-19 crisis stretches on, Sewanee Features has gathered more stories and reflections that offer some unique perspectives from Sewanee students, faculty, and alumni.
Wilder McCoy, a natural resources and international and global studies major, has been awarded a prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. His project, “Blue Money: The Cultural Value of Water,” is a culmination of McCoy's two central passions: water resource management and socially responsible investment.