History Professor John Willis and Vice-Chancellor John McCardell have been on the air recently, Willis as part of an episode of WNYC's “United States of Anxiety” podcast and McCardell on KRLD News Radio’s “CEO Spotlight.”
If you’ve got some podcast-listening time, treat yourself to this fascinating episode of WNYC's “United States of Anxiety,” featuring Sewanee History Professor John Willis. The show looks at black landowning in the South through the multigenerational story of one family in the Mississippi Delta. Like thousands of other African Americans, one of their ancestors was able to buy land in the Delta during the region's brief period of opportunity, an unusual era Willis examined in his 2000 book, "Forgotten Time: The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta After the Civil War."
Vice-Chancellor John McCardell was recently interviewed by David Johnson, C’71, for KRLD News Radio’s “CEO Spotlight.” McCardell and Johnson talked about the cost of higher education, the Sewanee Pledge, and Sewanee’s commitment to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of incoming students, starting with the class that enters the University this fall.