In 2015, President William Troutt organized the Compassionate Campus Initiative (CCI), a small group of faculty and staff coming together in hopes of finding ways to make Rhodes College a kinder and more mindful community. In pursuit of this goal, the CCI is engaged in multiple projects, including helping to develop new curriculum designed to cultivate compassion and working to establish Bellingrath Chapel as a space dedicated to contemplation, prayer, and meditation.
Kimberly Macharia walked the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival in France.
With final exams over and spring courses done, 12 Rhodes international studies majors recently took a career immersion trip May 22-29.
Cierra Martin grew up in rural Mississippi, so the opportunity to live in Memphis was a big draw when choosing to attend Rhodes. Moving spurred her interest in something she had grown up with all along.
Remember Fort Pillow, a documentary film produced and directed by Professor Dee Garceau of the Department of History, along with 14 history students from Rhodes, will be featured at the GI Film Festival (GIFF) in Washington, D.C. The massacre at Fort Pillow was a racialized atrocity that took place during the American Civil War. Although Congress investigated the incident in 1864-65, by the end of the 19th century, public memory of the massacre was silenced.
Hope Elliott ’18, an environmental science major from Waterloo, IL, has received an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).