Ten Sewanee seniors were initiated into Phi Beta Kappa on Thursday, Feb 19, joining the seven members of the class of 2015 who were initiated in the fall. The initiation in University Archives was followed by a reception at Chen Hall with the other members of the chapter.
As Rebel’s Rest has been disassembled this winter, its historic elements—including the original timber walls, heart pine flooring, window and door frames, and trim—have been carefully numbered, cataloged and stored. And its architectural history has begun to come into focus.
This past week, Moira O’Neil from the FrameWorks Institute visited the Sewanee campus and engaged in conversations with a number of faculty, staff, community partners, and students. Her arrival coincided with the MacArthur Foundation announcement of FrameWorks as a recipient of the foundation’s 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
On February 26, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will visit campus. From 2005-2007, Gonzales served as head of the Department of Justice under President George W. Bush. His legal career began in Texas where he worked in private practice until he became General Counsel to then-Governor George W. Bush.
James Carlson, a composer and professor of music at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, is currently working on a project that combines a concert work with music, theater, dance and visual media to tell the poignant story of Jewish Holocaust survivor Tom Lenda. It's called "Carrying the Remains: A Boy's Promise to the Children of Terezin."
At their December meeting in Birmingham, the Regents approved the construction of a new undergraduate residence hall on the Van Ness Hall site. The new residence hall, which will accommodate between 109 and 114 students, follows the principles of the 2013 facilities master plan in adding residence hall capacity near the center of campus.