The University is establishing its own testing lab to provide greater capacity and faster processing for COVID-19 tests next semester. The investment in the lab signifies our belief in testing as one vital strategy to continue having students reside safely on campus, as well as a commitment to the safety of the Sewanee community.
All are invited to this presentation of the music and songs of the labor movement and the IWW (Wobblies) in the early 20th century. Joe Hill was a songwriter and activist who was the precursor of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and others. This acclaimed multimedia show consists of historic images, live music, and storytelling, followed by an audience discussion. Sponsored by a grant from Tennessee Arts Commission.
In today’s polarized environment, political conversations often turn angry and counterproductive. Join Braver Angels for a virtual workshop focused on Skills for Bridging the Divide, which will help us to listen and understand without arguing, build trust, clarify disagreements, and find common ground. Sign up in advance to receive a required short, interactive introduction to key concepts prior to the workshop. All are welcome: students, faculty, staff, and community members of all political identities! Hosted by the Dialogue Across Difference and Sewanee Votes! Programs of the Office of Civic Engagement.
An initiation ceremony was held on Thursday, Oct. 15, for members of the Class of 2021 who have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.
The University of the South welcomes six new tenure-track faculty members this fall, along with three alumni who have returned this year to teach. Welcome back to Matt Cathey, C’98, Katharine Wilkinson, C’05, and Bret Windhauser, C’18.