March 10, 2022

Rethinking Sports

Moderator: David Rondel, Interim Director of Core Humanities, Associate Professor of Philosophy


  • Sheena Harvey, Director for Fitness and Recreational Sports at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Paul Mitchell, Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention at UNR
  • Jennifer Ring, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at UNR

Summary: There is something about sports that fascinates us. Men, women, and children from all walks of life connect over the stories, the human dramas, the heroes and the villains, that sports frequently provide. In this episode of Thought on Tap, our expert panelists will consider the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of professional and collegiate sports. Is sports an appropriate venue for political expression and activism? Is it right that collegiate athletes are not financially compensated? How should we think about mental health professional sports, as, increasingly, we hear about how athletes are struggling?

Time: 5:30 p.m.