After thirteen years moving up the ranks of residence life at The University of Memphis, Aretha Milligan has joined the Rhodes College community as the new director of residence life. She hopes to create more on-campus programming and revitalize the residential common areas in order to bring students together and make living on campus an integral part of the student experience.
Dr. Chia-rong Wu, associate professor of Chinese studies, has been awarded a 2018 Scholar Grant by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.
Rhodes College and the Mike Curb Institute for Music hosted Rhodes Jazz Night at The Levitt Shell on Sept. 15 as part of Family Weekend celebrations. The annual event featured acts like legendary Memphis jazz vocalist Joyce Cobb, the Rhodes Faculty Players, the Rhodes Jazz Band, and the Stax Academy Jazz Ensemble.
The psychology and Spanish double major wants to one day travel throughout Latin America providing psychological care to those who may be affected by trauma, neglect, or violence, and she is preparing herself to do so by taking advantage of the resources available at Rhodes, whether they be mentoring, courses, or internships.
Ryan Rosenkrantz ’19 Takes Policy-Making from the Classroom to the Community with New Ballet Fellowship
Ryan Rosenkrantz ’19, an education major on the policy and reform track, hasn’t wasted any time in applying the knowledge he’s learned in the classroom at Rhodes College to the Memphis community.
Over the summer, Andrea Hargrove ’19 and Seabelo John ’19 participated in an entrepreneurial competition at The University of Memphis known as Imagine U. Backed by a collegiate and community partnership, Imagine U is an 80-day start-up accelerator.
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A committee of Rhodes College trustees, alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the college will begin meeting this fall to consider whether to change or retain the name of Palmer Hall.
The Symposium was held in McNeill Concert Hall Sept. 17. Speakers included Jonathan Rauch, Laura Beth Nielsen, Jonathan Marks, and Allison Stanger. Rhodes political science professor Dan Cullen served as moderator of the event.
This past year, Student Disability Services adopted a new name to better reflect their mission of promoting access and inclusion for all students, in all aspects of campus life: Student Accessibility Services (SAS). The change embodies a more positive, active attitude toward expanding accessibility and counteracts the stigma society often attaches to the word “disability.”