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Civilian Conservation Corps Campsite Is Open

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterIn December of 2017, South Cumberland State Park officials and volunteers were in the early stages of recreating a portion of a local Depression-era Civilian Read more...

​Scholarship Sewanee to Be Held April 25 and 26

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Scholarship Sewanee, the university’s annual celebration of student scholarship, research, and creativity. The event begins with a talk Thursday afternoon, Read more...

​Leal Leaving Home

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterCésar Leal was recently named director of orchestra activities at the Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra in Gettysburg, Pa. Leal has served as assistant Read more...

​Joseph’s Remodeling Solution’s Celebrates 32 Years; Open House April 24

To commemorate the 32 years of success of the company, Joseph’s Remodeling Solutions will host an Open House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at their new office building. The building Read more...

​Oral History: Unsilencing Sewanee’s Black History

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer“Oral history enables us to work through the silences of the unremarked upon and ignored,” said oral history workshop leader Margo Shea. “The narrator and Read more...

​Highlander Fire Destroys Records, but Flames Hope

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAn early morning fire on March 29 destroyed the main office building and decades of historic documents, artifacts and memorabilia at the Highlander Research and Read more...

​‘Archiving in Black’

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterIn her work on the The African-American Eastern Kentucky Migration Project (EKAAMP), Karida Brown was given an old biscuit tin that she said had seen better Read more...

​Community Chest Update; SCA Speaker Unpacks Estate Planning

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer The Community Chest has reached 89 percent of its goal, announced Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) Vice President Brandon Barry at the April 4 dinner meeting. Read more...

​SCA Honors Sherrills, Knight, and Beavers

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the April 4 dinner meeting, the Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) presented the 36th annual Community Service Award, and a Summa Cum Laude Award. The 2019 Read more...

​Education Savings Account Bill Troubles School Policy Makers

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterOn March 27, the Tennessee legislature House Education Committee voted 14-9 to advance the Education Savings Account bill, Governor Bill Lee’s school voucher Read more...