A committee of Rhodes College trustees, alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the college will begin meeting this fall to consider whether to change or retain the name of Palmer Hall.
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The Symposium was held in McNeill Concert Hall Sept. 17. Speakers included Jonathan Rauch, Laura Beth Nielsen, Jonathan Marks, and Allison Stanger. Rhodes political science professor Dan Cullen served as moderator of the event.
This past year, Student Disability Services adopted a new name to better reflect their mission of promoting access and inclusion for all students, in all aspects of campus life: Student Accessibility Services (SAS). The change embodies a more positive, active attitude toward expanding accessibility and counteracts the stigma society often attaches to the word “disability.”
On Aug. 29, a mix of faculty, staff, and students gathered in Rhodes’ Hyde Hall as the strains of “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” and “Son of a Preacher Man” played in the background. They came for lunch and an intimate discussion about the life, music, and Memphis roots of Aretha Franklin, who died Aug. 16.
Aly Ruhl has been hired as Rhodes College’s new director of Greek life, leadership, and engagement. Her primary focus on campus will be supporting Greek life organizations, in addition to serving as an advisor to IFC (Interfraternity Council), NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council), and Panhellenic.
Dr. Michael Drompp, professor of history at Rhodes, was presented the 2018 Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service at the college’s Opening Convocation Aug. 17. The program marked the start of the college’s 170th session.
Hundreds of students from around the U.S. and across the world moved into their dorm rooms in a matter of hours Aug. 17, as Rhodes College began its 170th academic year. The move-in got underway around 8 a.m., with campus security directing the long lines of cars to locations where staff and student volunteers would help unload boxes and other belongings into the residence halls.
He has more than 20 years of experience at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he most recently served as director of information technology for the university’s Candler School of Theology.
After growing up on Long Island, NY, Rev. Beatrix Weil attended the University of Notre Dame and Princeton Theological Seminary. She was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and completed a one-year chaplain residency at Presbyterian College.
“You feel like you could be at a castle, rather than a college,” wrote the editors of the luxury and lifestyle travel magazine about Rhodes’ commitment to Collegiate Gothic architecture.