Rhodes Junior Ramiz Somjee Named a 2020 Goldwater Scholar

Ramiz Somjee, a junior majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology at Rhodes College, is among 396 college sophomores and juniors nationwide selected as a 2020 Goldwater Scholar. Established in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, the scholarship program was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award of its type in these fields.

Our Common Identity

Rhodes faculty reflect on teaching remotely. The takeaway? Even in a time of “social distancing,” Rhodes faculty are finding creative ways to maintain close connections with their students.

Resilience Amidst Crisis

Rhodes faculty reflect on teaching remotely. The takeaway? Even in a time of “social distancing,” Rhodes faculty are finding creative ways to maintain close connections with their students.

Jenna Faust Receives Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Greece

Jenna Faust ’20 has been selected for a Student Services Fellowship by Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece, for the 2020-2021 academic year. The program serves as an educational bridge between the United States and Greece, seeking to promote American liberal arts educational values with traditional Greek pedagogy and learning.

Prof. Elizabeth Pettinaroli Co-Edits Book on Environmental ‘Slow Violence’ in Latin America and Latinx Worlds

Dr. Elizabeth Pettinaroli, associate professor of Spanish and chair of Latin American and Latinx Studies at Rhodes, has a new book out titled Ecofictions, Ecorealities and Slow Violence in Latin America and the Latinx World (Routledge, 2019), which focuses on works denouncing extractivism in Latinx and Latin American literature, visual and performance arts, and film. She co-edited this volume of critical studies with Dr. Ana María Mutis of Trinity University and Dr. Ilka Kressner of the University of Albany.

Remote — But Close: Why Is Art Worth Doing?

Rhodes faculty reflect on teaching remotely. The takeaway? Even in a time of “social distancing,” Rhodes faculty are finding creative ways to maintain close connections with their students.

Rhodes College Students Make Meaningful Connections Despite Social Distancing

As a senior, remote learning is an unusual way to wrap up college; but what eclipses this reality is, of course, how COVID-19 is affecting the entire world. Though individuals across the globe are being asked to retreat and isolate, I find myself reflecting on how this situation is creating more intentionality, consciousness, and empathy surrounding social engagement.

Rhodes College Adopts Test Optional Admissions Policy

Rhodes College will not require prospective students to submit SAT or ACT test scores for the classes entering the Fall of 2021, Fall of 2022, and Fall of 2023. The college is conducting a three-year test optional pilot project in light of the COVID-19 situation and cancellation of College Board and ACT test dates this spring.