Rhodes College President Marjorie Hass has announced J. Carey Thompson, vice president for enrollment and communications, will leave the college in May to become vice president of enrollment and educational services at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.
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Rhodes Chaplain Lands Awards Helping Rhodes Students Connect with the Broader World, Explore Interfaith Topics
Rev. Beatrix Weil, chaplain at Rhodes College, is the recipient of multiple awards—totaling $14,000—that will help Rhodes students connect with the broader world and support the college’s commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility.
November 30, 2020
Rhodes College has joined the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, a group of 51 national liberal arts colleges committed to addressing systemic racism and the unique challenges pertaining to racial diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus. Alliance membership provides a range of resources that will assist the college in achieving its strategic goals of fostering a culture of belonging and ensuring a transformational student experience.
November 20, 2020
Spanish 102 students continue Rhodes’ tradition of observing the Day of the Dead by creating the traditional altars, called ofrendas, in their own homes, adding a layer of meaning and importance during this time of separation.
November 03, 2020
The Rhodes College Lynx have a new look. The college has unveiled a reimagined set of logos representing the Lynx athletic brand. The primary logo shows the Lynx with the iconic “M Bridge," to illustrate the key partnerships and deep relationship between Rhodes and its home city.
October 15, 2020
In just two years, the Just Food: Race, Class, and Gender in the U.S. course has become one of the most unique and popular classes offered at Rhodes. The JustFood podcast highlights stories exploring the complexities of food production, consumption, and inequality across the city of Memphis. “As a collective, the podcast series reveals the role of storytelling to promote empowerment through awareness, equity, and autonomy,” explains Dr. Kimberly Kasper. “We hope that all who listen can come to recognize the value of those narratives and how they help to shape the dynamic foodscape of Memphis.”
September 30, 2020
With the Rhodes community scattered across the globe this semester as a result of the pandemic, literature has served as a solace for many. Alumni and students have been reaching out to professors in search of reading recommendations, and Dr. Caki Wilkinson ’03 and Dr. Gordon Bigelow have compiled a list of literary works that can serve to educate, entertain, and inspire readers.
September 29, 2020
Frederick Douglass Forum Director Nicholas Buccola to Present Rhodes College’s Annual Constitution Day Lecture
Dr. Nicholas Buccola, founding director of Linfield University’s Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice, will deliver Rhodes College’s virtual Constitution Day lecture on Monday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. The title of the talk is “To Secure the Blessings of Liberty: Frederick Douglass’ Aspirational Constitution.”
September 25, 2020
Rhodes College Researchers Receive National Science Foundation Grant for Cutting-Edge Motor and Perception Research
The researchers have been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation grant of $267,970 to study brain activity involved in body movement using 3D motion capture technology. “This equipment is going to put Rhodes College on the map as a serious contributor in the movement science research space,” says Dr. Dan Blustein, principal investigator and assistant professor of psychology. “We are really excited about the diversity of projects we have planned and about getting students from all over the college involved.”
September 24, 2020