Tension persists between part of the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) campus community and the university’s administration. Members of the UTM Black History Matters Coalition (BHMC) told WKMS they feel as if their concerns are falling on deaf ears; university representatives told WKMS procedural changes take time to enact. Tomorrow, the UTM Faculty Senate Executive Committee will vote on a resolution which aims to improve cultural diversity and inclusion by requiring African American History and Thought as a required general education course for all studies.
Halloween is days away as Kentucky and Tennessee face new COVID-19 case surges, and some college students have decided not to participate in normal festivities and parties, fearing a COVID-19 case spike on their campuses following the holiday.
The president of the University of Tennessee at Martin Faculty Senate is clarifying past comments following controversy and allegations over the removal of a resolution in a faculty senate meeting that would require students take a Black history and culture course.
Two student organizations at the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) hosted a virtual forum on Oct. 5 in support of an African American History and Culture course requirement for all programs. The students expected the UTM Faculty Executive Committee would vote on the measure during the Oct. 6 meeting, but later learned the resolution had been removed from the agenda. The vote didn’t happen.
University of Tennessee at Martin students and alumni in a virtual forum Monday are taking a stand against racial injustice and calling on the university to require students to take an African American History and Culture class.