Society of Environmental Journalists Stop by Sewanee
On October 3rd, an enthusiastic group from the Society of Environmental Journalists visited Sewanee as a part of their 23rd annual conference. This year the conference was held in Chattanooga where the journalists were able to experience much of the sustainability of the Southeast, including the Conasuga River, the Cumberland Plateau, Oak Ridge, the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, the state-of-the-art Volkswagen factory, the Tennessee Aquarium, and more.
Students Reinvigorate Sewanee Natural History Society
After some semesters of dormancy, Sewanee seniors Meg Armistead and Jeff Kirchberg bring back the Sewanee Natural History Society in full swing with hikes, caving trips, identification walks, and more!
Deer on the Domain
There are many deer on Sewanee's campus and outlying domain - so many, in fact, that they pose both ecological and economic problems.
Archaeology Field School 2013
This year's SEI Archaeology Field Studies was, by all accounts, a phenomenal success (the occasional copperhead and flood notwithstanding).
Sewanee campus certified as a Tennessee Arboretum
The University of the South has long been known for its natural beauty. Generations of students and visitors have sat in the shade of a tree in the Quad, strolled through Manigault Park, and enjoyed the springtime splendor of Abbo’s Alley. Now the diversity of Sewanee’s trees has been documented and the campus recognized by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council as a certified arboretum.
Invading the Gate
Entering the Sewanee Domain entices the promise of Sewanee’s esteemed 13,000 acre forested. Just at the gates however, an invasive species, the white pine, lurks. White pine, Pinus strobus, is an invasive species to this area. Conservation-biology students Drake Schutt and Daniel Williams have created a study to understand P. strobus‘ effect on the structure of the surrounding canopy, subcanopy, and ground flora on the site by the gates.