NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Seven students from Middle Tennessee State University's College of Mass Communication will make up the inaugural staff of the Seigenthaler News Service.
The initiative is named after John Seigenthaler, founder of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and a former editor and publisher of The Tennessean. Seigenthaler convinced editors to allow the students to work out of the Tennesean's newsroom.
Game day at the University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium.
Credit Univ. of Tennessee Sports
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — University of Tennessee officials say prayer before football games at Neyland Stadium does not violate the U.S. Constitution.
According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, the university is preparing a formal response to a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). University spokeswoman Margie Nichols says the administration believes there is no reason to halt the tradition of a pre-kickoff invocation.
Annie-Laurie Gaylor is co-president of the Madison, Wisconsin, based FFRF.