Fall 2019

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As Rhodes College prepares to enter the next decade, its new Strategic Vision has students ready to set off with the tools to change their communities.

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A review of the remarkable career and life of Lon Anthony, who came to the college in 1961 and proceeded over the next 30-plus years to build the art department from the ground up. From the students he taught to his many art works in private and public collections around the world, Anthony's influence is still felt in the Rhodes community.

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer visited Rhodes on October 3 to deliver the school’s annual Constitution Day lecture before a packed house in McNeill Concert Hall. Justice Breyer also met with students, giving them a rare chance to ask questions of a sitting Supreme Court justice.

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For the fourth consecutive year, first-year students tour Memphis' National Civil Rights Museum.

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Accounting Professor Pamela Church receives the 2019 Jameson Jones Award.

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U.S. News & World Report has named Rhodes College one of the nation’s most innovative national liberal arts colleges in its 2020 Best Colleges rankings.

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $900,000 to Rhodes College to support its innovative initiatives to educate students and citizens about social and cultural determinants of health.