MARTIN, Tenn. — “Black English,” or Ebonics, should be used to improve black students’ language skills because traditional teaching methods do not always work, a University of Tennessee-Martin philosophy professor said Tuesday. Dr. Henry Parker teaches a course on ethics and race in which he discusses how studying Ebonics can help students learn standard English.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– Michael Curry, a marketing and public relations executive and University of Tennessee graduate, has joined UT’s development staff as assistant vice president of corporate relations. John Sheridan, senior associate vice president of development, said Curry has responsibility for soliciting gifts from local and national corporations. Curry succeeds Henry Guigou who retired in December