News and relevant information about Rhodes students, faculty, and staff making the most of living in Memphis.

Merrick Moore Investigates Real-World Healthcare through Turley Fellowship

Merrick Moore originally came to Rhodes to study neuroscience, but a course on the social determinants of health changed her direction. “I came to understand the gravity of damage that occurs from systemic racism and the profit-driven healthcare system in the United States . . . From that point on, I haven’t looked back on my path as a health equity major at Rhodes.”

Neighborhood Association Presents Service Award to Student Group

Roots at Rhodes, a student organization on campus dedicated to gardening and the study of plants, recently was presented the Mike Kirby Service Award at the annual meeting of the Vollintine Evergreen Community Association. The award—established in 2015 and named in honor of retired Rhodes urban studies professor Dr. Mike Kirby—recognizes volunteers who have rendered exceptional service to the association.

Rhodes Student Lina Beach Cuts Debut Album at Iconic Memphis Studio Where Al Green and Bruno Mars Recorded

Rhodes College music major Lina Beach ’23 is recording her first album at the legendary Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios in Memphis, where musicians such as Al Green, Ann Peebles, Rod Stewart, John Mayer, and Bruno Mars have recorded hits. Beach also has been cutting tracks with musicians from the talented Hi Rhythm Section, which once was the studio’s house band and helped to define the studio’s unique sound.