Nine members of the Class of 2020 elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Nine members of the Class of 2020 have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. An initiation ceremony was held on Friday, Sept. 20.

University to celebrate Foundation Day as part of Family Weekend

The University will celebrate Foundation Day on Friday, Sept. 20. Dr. Sylvia Earle, arguably the world’s best-known oceanographer, will be the speaker at Foundation Day Convocation, which coincides with Family Weekend and will include the induction of new members into the Order of the Gown.

2019-2020 rankings roundup

The 2019-2020 rankings are out!

Founder of the Georgetown Memory Project to speak on “Slavery & the Old School Tie”

Richard Cellini, founder of the Georgetown Memory Project, will deliver a lecture examining the complicity of American universities in the antebellum slave economy, and its implications for members of these university communities today.

Vice-Chancellor Search Committee, process announced

Members of the Vice-Chancellor Search Committee and its process have been announced, and constituent input is invited.

Food Literacy Project expands in its second year

Last January marked the beginning of the Sewanee Food Literacy Project, devoted to empowering students to help them make informed choices. This year the project has grown, and offers new ways for students to learn life skills as well as new cultures.

John McCardell to step down as vice-chancellor in 2020

Vice-Chancellor John McCardell, who has held that post since 2010, has announced his plans to step down in July 2020. He will remain on the Sewanee faculty.

Welcome to the Class of 2023!

The University of the South officially welcomed more than 450 members of the Class of 2023 and other new students to the University.

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum to visit Sewanee Sept. 10 & 11

Beverly Daniel Tatum is president emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta, and is widely known for both her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education.

Environmental opportunities flourish over the summer

The 2019 summer season found Sewanee faculty, staff, and students fully engaged in a variety of environmental activities on campus and around the globe.

Sewanee Summer Music Festival, June 20th – July 19th, 2020

The Sewanee Summer Music Festival offers enriching musical performances by the inspiring SSMF artist-faculty, internationally acclaimed guest conductors, and gifted young artists.

Biology Professor Jon Evans Receives Conservation Achievement Award

Professor of Biology Jon Evans was named Conservation Educator of the Year by Tennessee Wildlife Federation.

School of Letters, June 2–July 12

The School of Letters reading and lecture series will include public events at 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday during the session, as well as a special Friday evening workshop with the American Shakespeare Center.

Sewanee Writers' Conference names new director

Leah Stewart, professor and chair of the English Department at the University of Cincinnati, has been named the new director of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

Graduating seniors savor a memorable Commencement Weekend

The University of the South held three ceremonies to mark commencement weekend on the Mountain, May 10, 11, and 12.

Former Senator Bob Corker interviewed on campus for SiriusXM

Former Senator Bob Corker returned to Sewanee April 24 to sit down for an interview with journalist Olivier Knox for the SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. channel (channel 124). It took place before an audience of students, faculty, staff, and community members, and included time for questions from students.

David Johnson awarded Watson Fellowship

David Johnson, a politics major and business minor from Brownsville, Tennessee, has been awarded a prestigious Watson Fellowship for 2019-20. The Fellowships offer college graduates a year of independent exploration and travel outside the United States.

Students awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Three Sewanee students—Lala Hilizah, C’21, Jasmine Huang, C’21, and Campbell Stuart, C’20, have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, for study abroad this summer.

Sewanee Named a Voter Friendly Campus

The University of the South has been named a “Voter Friendly Campus” for the first time. The initiative recognizes practices that encouraged students to register and vote in the 2018 elections and in the coming years.

Livia Karoui, C’20, named Newman Civic Fellow

Livia Karoui, C’20, has been named a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow. The award recognizes students who are change-makers and public problem-solvers.

University Breaks Ground for New Bookstore

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new University Bookstore was held in the Sewanee Village. After its completion, the bookstore will serve as a bridge between the community and University.

Commencement weekend is May 10-12, 2019

The University of the South's 2018-19 academic year comes to a close May 10, 11, and 12 with three ceremonies marking graduation weekend on the Mountain. A Convocation for Conferring of Degrees for the School of Theology will be held May 10; the University Baccalaureate on May 11; and a Convocation for Conferring of Degrees for the College and the School of Letters on Sunday, May 12.

Honorary degrees to be conferred during Baccalaureate

The University Baccalaureate service—the second of three Commencement weekend ceremonies—will be held Saturday morning, May 11, in All Saints’ Chapel. Five honorary degrees will be presented during the service.

Sewanee partners with American Shakespeare Center

The University of the South has become a charter member of American Shakespeare Center’s academic leadership consortium, bringing performances and workshops to campus, as well as internship and conference opportunities at the Blackfriars Playhouse.

New Phi Beta Kappa Members Initiated

Fifteen members of the Class of 2019 have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, joining nine classmates who were elected in the fall semester. An initiation ceremony was held on Thursday, Feb. 28.

Sewanee Dining Offers Food Literacy Program

January marked the beginning of the Sewanee Food Literacy Project.

Katharina Probst, C'00: "Sewanee to Silicon Valley"

Katharina Probst, C’00, returns to Sewanee to share insights about her liberal arts education as the foundation for a career leading Netflix and Google engineering teams.

Explaining Syria

Inspired by a summer internship, a Sewanee politics major works to enlighten fellow students about the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.

Winter Break, from Sewanee to New Zealand

Many Sewanee students spent part of winter break preparing for an internship or career, exploring biodiversity on another continent, or snowshoeing up a 14,000-foot peak.

1899 Football Team Featured in New York Times

The New York Times looks for an historical forerunner of today's powerhouse college football teams and finds it in Sewanee’s Iron Men of 1899.

Sea Semester in the Pacific

Two Sewanee students, both Natural Resources majors, spent the 2018 fall semester at sea aboard a tall ship ocean research vessel.

Sustainability Fellows Visit Asheville

Sewanee's Sustainability Fellows took a late-fall road trip to the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

Community Medicine

A student’s years-long involvement with a local rural medical clinic fosters deep connections to people and place, and prepares her for a future career.

Summer Internships

About 250 Sewanee students spent the summer working in paid internships and research assistantships around the world.

Nature Conservancy Partnership

A new forest management plan for the 13,000-acre Domain aims to benefit wildlife, recreation, and local livelihoods.