Rhodes Student and Professor Spend Summer Exploring Aquatic Ecosystems

Driven by a love of being outdoors and on the water, environmental science major Bernadette Badamo contacted assistant biology professor Dr. Patrick Kelly last year about assisting him with his research on aquatic ecosystems. As a result, she has spent this summer in a canoe measuring sources of organic carbon in Mid-South area lakes to analyze how these lakes store and release carbon and how they cycle nutrients.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Speak at Rhodes College

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will deliver Rhodes College’s annual Constitution Day lecture on October 3. “We are honored to have Justice Breyer join us in Memphis,” Rhodes President Marjorie Hass says. “Our community will get a rare look behind the scenes of the Supreme Court. Lectures like this one are a key component of the transformational experience we provide for our students.”

For Fourth Consecutive Year, First-Year Students Tour Memphis' National Civil Rights Museum

First-year students toured The National Civil Rights Museum with faculty and administrators supplementing the exhibits with lectures on African American history, ​​​​​​​Brown vs. Board, the Selma to Montgomery march, the Sanitation Workers' Strike, and the life and work of Dr. King. All four class years at Rhodes have now participated in the experience.

Rhodes Welcomes Its Newest Class, Marks Its 171st Academic Year

Of its more than 2,000 students, who come from 47 states and represent 54 countries, approximately 520 first-year students and 18 transfer students have committed to enroll fall 2019. Multicultural and international students make up 40 percent of the Class of 2023—an 8 percent increase compared with last year’s incoming class.

New Faculty Roll Call

Rhodes professors equip students to think and understand in new ways through rigorous academics and opportunities for exploration outside of the classroom. The college welcomes 15 new faculty to its distinguished roster for the 2019-2020 academic year.