Filled with historic photos, the book includes stories from his interviews with those who have experienced Overton Park first-hand, whether defending it, fighting for desegregation of its facilities in the 1960s, or just enjoying its spaces.
He teamed up with Colombian historian Dr. Germán Mejía to publish the book, which provides topical overviews of the key developments and movements in Latin American history, ranging from the earliest human settlement to the present day.
Aly Ruhl has been hired as Rhodes College’s new director of Greek life, leadership, and engagement. Her primary focus on campus will be supporting Greek life organizations, in addition to serving as an advisor to IFC (Interfraternity Council), NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council), and Panhellenic.
On Saturday, Aug. 18, Rhodes College’s first-year students participated in Memphis Community Service Day as part of their Welcome Week experience.
Dr. Michael Drompp, professor of history at Rhodes, was presented the 2018 Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service at the college’s Opening Convocation Aug. 17. The program marked the start of the college’s 170th session.
Rhodes Welcomes More than 500 First-Year Students, Marking the Opening of the College’s 170th Academic Year
Hundreds of students from around the U.S. and across the world moved into their dorm rooms in a matter of hours Aug. 17, as Rhodes College began its 170th academic year. The move-in got underway around 8 a.m., with campus security directing the long lines of cars to locations where staff and student volunteers would help unload boxes and other belongings into the residence halls.
Chandler Hall '19 spent part of his summer in Kettering, England, interning under a Department of Music Archival Fellowship designed especially for him.
He has more than 20 years of experience at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he most recently served as director of information technology for the university’s Candler School of Theology.
After growing up on Long Island, NY, Rev. Beatrix Weil attended the University of Notre Dame and Princeton Theological Seminary. She was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and completed a one-year chaplain residency at Presbyterian College.
“You feel like you could be at a castle, rather than a college,” wrote the editors of the luxury and lifestyle travel magazine about Rhodes’ commitment to Collegiate Gothic architecture.