Kathryn Edwards ’24 Takes First Place For Chemistry Research at Regional Conference

Chemistry major Kathryn Edwards ’24 recently won first place in the research poster competition at the spring meeting of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. She presented her research project “Acid Rain: The Global Issue Forgotten,” which she is completing in her senior seminar course taught by Dr. Ramesh Sapkota.

Yu Selected for Project on Asian American and Pacific Islander Community-based Digital Storytelling

Dr. Shaolu Yu, associate professor of urban studies and chair of Asian studies at Rhodes, has been selected as one of the faculty associates to work on the project Documenting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Voices and Stories: Community-based Digital Story Telling in St. Louis. The three-year project was initiated by ASIANetwork and is supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

New National Pan-Hellenic Council Plaza Featured on Local NBC Affiliate

Taylor Tucker of local NBC affiliate WMC/Action News 5 recently visited campus to interview Rhodes students Asya Bray, Erin Parker, and Arness Georgetown and President Jennifer Collins about the new National Pan-Hellenic Council Plaza that pays tribute to historically Black sororities and fraternities.

Brooke Taylor ’24 Awarded Distinguished Fellowship to Global Crop Diversity Trust

Brooke Taylor, a senior international studies and environmental studies double major from Austin, TX, has been awarded The Steve and Riea Lainoff Crop Trust Fellowship in Honor of Cary Fowler ’71. The fellowship is made possible through the generosity of Steve and Riea Lainoff, parents of Rhodes graduates Brian Lainoff ’11 and Mark Lainoff ’15.

Mock Trial Teams Advance to National Championship Tournament in Chicago

Rhodes College is joining an elite cohort from Princeton University, University of Chicago, University of Virginia, University of Southern California, and University of California, Los Angeles, as the only mock trial programs having both their A and B teams advance to the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Championship Tournament to be held April 19-21 in Chicago.

Rhodes Students Test Skills in Preeminent Mathematics Competition

Blair Kinsey ’24, Hannah Meit ’25, and Lily Whitesell ’24 participated in the 84th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. The rigorous competition is administered by the Mathematical Association of America, and the Rhodes students competed with some of the brightest minds from colleges and universities across the country, including Harvard, MIT, and Princeton.

Rhodes College to Award Honorary Degrees to Veteran Stax Records and AutoZone Executives

Deanie Parker and William C. Rhodes III will receive honorary degrees at the 175th Commencement of Rhodes College on May 11. Rhodes is former president and chief executive officer of AutoZone, where he continues to serve as executive chairman of the board. Parker, who received two Grammy Awards this year, was publicist of legendary Stax Records and the first president and CEO of the Soulsville Foundation.

Making Your Major Your Own: Mehn Tala Norm's Interdisciplinary Academic Journey

At Rhodes, Mehn Tal Norm '24 found the flexibility to customize his coursework to suit his academic vision. Not only is he minoring in both Chinese and economics, he has also worked with faculty across departments to make his international studies major more interdisciplinary and studied abroad to get hands-on experience in the field.