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Adjunct professors speak out on unfair treatment and low pay

Giovanni Dortch, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Memphis for five years, said adjunct professors experience issues like low pay, temporary and unreliable employment, little to no employee benefits, lack of advancement opportunities and overcrowded classes. “The ...

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Stonewall Tigers host LGBTQ+ week

The Stonewall Tigers Gender and Sexuality Alliance at the University of Memphis is dedicating a week to members of the LGBTQ+ community from April 9 through April 13. Stonewall Tigers is an organization that aims to create a safe space for students and staff on campus while promoting LGBTQ+ education, ...


Nine things to do in Memphis for MLK50

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Fifty years later, the City of Memphis remembers King by putting together multiple events around the city to commemorate his legacy along with remembering the courage of the sanitation workers who participated ...

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Takeaways from this week's SGA meeting

The University of Memphis Student Government Association met Thursday afternoon and passed five new bills. This senate passed these bills with hopes of making it easier for students to reach their SGA senators and for more convenience on campus. The Response Bill was the first passed. Catie Blackwood, ...

The Setonian

SGA passes two new bills

The Student Government Association hosted a meeting Thursday where they passed bills involving syllabi and course difficulty in the Student Evaluation of Teacher Effectiveness (SETE). The syllabus bill was the first to be passed. Currently, the University of Memphis does not offer resources to view ...


Tax on steel and aluminum provokes possible trade war

President Donald Trump signed proclamations March 1 imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum, which he said he is doing to help protect American industries. A 25 percent tariff was placed on steel while a 10 percent tariff was placed on aluminum. “Today I am defending America’s national security by ...

Spring break drinking

Binge drinking on spring break can lead to regret

Having a good time with friends during spring break is one thing, but taking it to the next level by binge drinking can lead to life-threatening consequences. Students are at risk for problematic alcohol use, with around 44 percent of college students engaging in heavy drinking during spring break, ...

The Setonian

Students to protest gun laws with National School Walkout

Students, teachers, parents and other allies will join the Women’s March Youth by walking out of school on March 18 for 17 minutes to protest the current gun laws.  Students are not safe in schools, people are not safe in cities or towns, and this is why Congress must take action against the ...

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