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WATE Talks to Journalism Students in Wake of Virginia Shooting

Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media, was featured in a segment from WATE’s Whitney Good. Swan talked with his classes this week about the on-air shooting deaths of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Virginia. “I’m sure that many of them are wondering, ‘Is this something I really want to do? Is this a dangerous occupation?’ And so I thought it would be good to talk about that,” said Swan.

McKanders Questions Trump’s Immigration Plan

Karla McKanders, associate professor of law and director of the UT Law Immigration Clinic, spoke to WBIR on August 21 about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, which includes ending birthright citizenship of children born to undocumented immigrants. Trump uses the controversial term “anchor babies” to describe these children.

Social Work’s Trauma Certification Program Profiled on WBIR

Becky Bolen, professor of social work, was interviewed by John Becker of WBIR for the station’s Service and Sacrifice series. Bolen teaches in a College of Social Work program that trains social workers to help clients deal with mental health issues. Special elective courses for military and veterans’ needs are available. Stephanie Pilkay, a PhD student in the program, discussed how her family history of service led her to be interested in helping veterans get better care in the wake of traumatic events.

Go Knoxville Features Something Old, Something New Exhibit

Go Knoxville, the News Sentinel events guide, features the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture’s exhibit showing art from its permanent collection. Something Old, Something New opened August 24. Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Walker Evans and Andy Warhol are among the more well-known artists whose works are in the exhibit of about 200 items.

Autry for Wall Street Journal: Sweatshops Are ‘Unnecessary Business Risk’

Wall Street Journal

Chad Autry, William J. Taylor Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Haslam College of Business, was a guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal on August 17. In his column, “Sweatshops Hurt the Bottom Line,” Autry writes, “Companies with a long-term perspective on economic performance know that offshoring production to a factory full of safety hazards isn’t a path to profit. On the contrary, it creates unnecessary business risk.”

TV Stations Tell Jordan Brown’s Amazing Story

Jordan Brown

WATE and WBIR are spreading the story of UT freshman Randall “Jordan” Brown through the Knoxville-area community. Brown, a freshman from Maryville, was homeless off and on throughout high school. Through it all, Brown managed to excel at Maryville High School and entered UT with a 33 ACT score and more than 30 AP credits,