Video Features U of A's Connections to Trail of Tears, 'Remember the Removal' Bike Ride
Cherokee bicyclists on the 'Remember the Removal' cross-country bicycle ride pause for a photo in front of Old Main earlier this year.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The opportunity to retrace her ancestors' journey during the relocation of the Cherokees from their homelands was an experience Stacy Leeds couldn't refuse — the fact that it included a nearly 1,000-mile bike ride was a bonus.
"The Cherokee Nation's Remember the Removal ride program is designed to teach Cherokee youth about the history of the Cherokees' removal," said Leeds, dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law. "As a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, the ride was a life-changing experience for me and for all of my fellow riders."
Leeds is currently the only American Indian law school dean.
Mark Rushing, assistant vice chancellor
The chancellor and the U of A Graduate Student Congress have both expressed concern over the impact of federal tax proposals.
The Drawing and Painting Association is hosting a Figure Drawing Marathon from 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Fine Arts 311 for students to discuss and practice their observational figure drawing skills.
The ensemble has been invited to perform at the International Trombone Festival next summer. They will perform a fundraiser at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas high school students are improving their communities through SISTA, a project of the Brown Chair in English Literacy in Fulbright College by researching a community need and writing a business proposal.