TN Universities Refuse Comment On How They Will Implement New Intellectual Diversity Law

Oct 4, 2022 | Political News

Public university leaders in Tennessee are staying silent on how and when they plan to follow a new state law that requires them to implement intellectual diversity on their campuses.

Diversity offices, presidents’ offices, and media affairs’ divisions at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, University of Memphis, Tennessee State University and East Tennessee State University have not responded with answers to emails and phone calls from The College Fix over the last 10 days asking about their plans to follow the relatively new law.

Last spring, Tennessee passed HB 2670, which outlawed mandatory critical race theory in curricula as well as hiring and promotions within The Volunteer State’s public institutions of higher education.

But tucked into the legislation is another key clause.