Rock of Rages

Contrasting messages on the Rock at the University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus, on Nov. 10, 2018.

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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