In The News

Mentions of the University of Tennessee in external media outlets.

WSJ: A Long Path to a Dream of Being a Nun

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The Wall Street Journal featured Shannen Williams in this story about a great-grandmother who is one of two black Catholic nuns in the white order of the Sisters of St. Francis.

Associated Press Highlights Norrell Book on Alex Haley

History Professor Jeff Norrell recently published a new biography exploring the rise of author Alex Haley to national celebrity and his great literary influence. The Associated Press picked up the story, and it has been featured in numerous national news outlets.

USA Today Interviews Inwood about Student Activist Movements


USA Today interviewed Joshua Inwood, associate professor of geography with a joint appointment in the Africana Studies Program, for this story examining how protests over racism at a Midwestern university is a wake-up call for campuses nationwide and signals a new sense of racial consciousness.