Statement from CCI Dean Mike Wirth
Dear CCI Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Friends,
I’m writing to add my voice to those expressing anger and concern at the most recent murder of an unarmed black man – George Floyd – in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Unfortunately, Mr. Floyd’s murder is simply the latest injustice that has resulted in black men and women being much more likely to be killed by the police than are white men and women (2.5 times and 1.4 times more likely respectively).
There is no easy answer as to why this continues to happen, but one thing is certain, the time has … Read more “Statement from CCI Dean Mike Wirth”
Robert Booker Named 2020 CCI Diversity Award Winner
The University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information presented civil rights activist, author, and historian Robert Booker with the 2020 CCI Diversity Award at the 12th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet, which was held Feb. 21 at Bearden Banquet Hall.
“The Power of Connecting” was the theme of this year’s banquet that featured dramatizations from members of the CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society on the topics of health insurance, prescription drugs, and immigration.
Booker served as the keynote speaker for the banquet and was introduced by 2009 CCI Diversity Award winner and close friend, Theotis Robinson Jr. The … Read more “Robert Booker Named 2020 CCI Diversity Award Winner”
Diversity & Inclusion Week 2019 – Event Schedule
CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week is targeted at all members of the CCI community with specific focus on our 1,240 undergraduate majors. The 4-day event offers participants an opportunity to gain diversity skills and knowledge along with a chance to dialogue about diversity and inclusion issues and to share best practices by bringing together leaders and experts from inside and outside the college and university.
Our 2019 theme is “Diversity and Inclusion – Reflect, Retool, Reclaim.” Two keynote speeches, an open forum, eight panels, and a diversity festival will provide our students, faculty, staff and the UT Knoxville community with … Read more “Diversity & Inclusion Week 2019 – Event Schedule”