By Megan Boehnke, Knoxville News Sentinel - The University of Tennessee has disbanded its Office for Diversity,
including eliminating four staff positions and a $131,365 operating
|Safe for another year at UT|
The law, which reallocates the money to fund scholarships for minority students in engineering programs, is only in effect for one year. ... The university attorneys are still studying other provisions in the law, including whether the school can continue its annual Sex Week.....Chancellor Jimmy Cheek sent an email ... said he was "saddened" by the decision. (link)
My Comment: I am so proud of our State legislature for taking the action to defund the Office of Diversity. At least for the next year, students will not feel pressured to use made up pronouns "zir" and "Xan" and can safely use "he" and "her." At least for this year, they can still have Christmas trees and serve eggnog at their Christmas parties. In fact, I don't think they will have to disguise their Christmas party as a winter holiday party. At least for another year, Jesus, reindeer and Santa will be legal on the campus of the University of Tennessee.