Rock of Rages
As the University of Tennessee struggles with hate speech on its iconic boulder, the Faculty Senate calls for action.
by jesse fox mayshark • november 19, 2018
After pro-nazi graffiti was painted on the rock on the university of tennessee's knoxville campus on Nov. 10, students painted it over with a positive message.
The Faculty Senate at the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus will discuss options this afternoon for addressing hateful messages on the Rock, a 98-ton boulder that students have painted with messages for decades, and will consider a resolution calling for the reinstatement of a chief diversity officer for the campus.
One resolution calls for reinstating a chief diversity officer -- a position that was abolished in 2016.
A position paper presented to the Senate by Beauvais Lyons, a professor o...
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