The story is part of The Confederate Reckoning, a collaborative project of USA TODAY Network newsrooms across the South.

The Nashville Tennessean profiles the University’s efforts to become a more welcoming place for all. "We will spare no effort to ensure that there is ample space and a warm welcome for anyone who seeks its insights and who hungers for its inspiration," Vice-Chancellor Reuben Brigety says. "As a community, we will muster the courage to be honest about who we have been so that we may have the wisdom to become what we aspire to be."

Read the story, which ran in the Sunday, Dec. 13, print edition.