Posts By: Lola Alapo

Freeberg Pens News Sentinel Column on History of Free Speech at UT

Ernest Freeberg, head of the Department of History, penned an essay for the Knoxville News Sentinel examining the history of free speech on the UT campus. Freeberg noted that UT chancellor Charles Weaver’s decision in 1968 to veto a student committee’s invitation to comedian and activist Dick Gregory to speak on campus sparked the debate over students’ free speech rights.

Huffington Post Highlights UT Forgiveness Research

The Huffington Post recently featured an article examining five health benefits of forgiveness. The article highlighted UT research, which showed that forgiveness is associated with a whole range of health measures that include sleep quality and fatigue.

Simberloff Comments on Forest-Species Study in New York Times

The New York Times featured a study that suggests stitching together forests can help save multiple species. The publication interviewed Daniel Simberloff, an ecologist at UT, who cautioned that the research relied heavily on debatable modeling assumptions.

NPR, News Sentinel Talk to Alderman about Confederate Monuments

Derek Alderman, a UT geography professor who studies southern memory and commemorative culture, was featured in a discussion on National Public Radio’s show A1 about Confederate monuments.  (August 16 edition) The debate over Confederate monuments and memorials often boils down to history versus hate and it’s heating up again. A group of activists in Durham,

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Mercer Assesses End of Supreme Court Term on California-based Radio Show

William Mercer, a lecturer in the Department of History, was a guest panelist for a radio show on Santa Monica, California-based KCRW-FM, 89.9 this summer. The panel assessed the US Supreme Court at the end of its most recent term. Mercer and other panelists noted that with all nine members now in place for the next term, the

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