Day: April 19, 2021

Southern alumnus Dylan Gibbons helping community with bail funds

Written by: Alana Crosby Chattanoogans in Action for Love, Equality, & Benevolence (CALEB), a nonprofit organization tackling  rising pretrial incarceration rates, recently hired Southern alum Dylan Gibbons as its first manager. According to Gibbons, CALEB is a network of different organizations that have come together to address and create demonstrable methods for dealing with issues …

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Can the Accent be trusted? Editors speak out

During a critical conversation meeting on March 11, 2021, School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) professors Stephen Ruf and Alva James-Johnson presented on the topic of the credibility of the press. Among the questions asked from the audience, someone brought up this concern:  “My faith in the credibility of the Southern Accent is gone,” the …

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New policy fights hate speech on campus

Last semester, the Student Development Committee enacted the Freedom of Expression and Public Assembly and Forum policy. The policy outlines appropriate and inappropriate speech, according to Vice President for Student Development Dennis Negrón. The Student Development Committee, which is made up of both students and staff, began developing the policy during the 2020 school year, …

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Southern invites students & faculty to celebrate President Smith’s retirement

When Southern Adventist University President David Smith began his five-year tenure, he likened the experience to being part of an unfolding narrative. “God is the author of Southern’s story,” Smith said during his Oct. 13 inauguration ceremony, according to a Columns magazine article published in 2016.  “And I believe that the best part of Southern’s …

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