The New York Times recently featured Memphis in an article about the city’s development in blighted areas. Three of the hot spots featured are owned by Rhodes alumni Taylor Berger '02 and John Planchon '02.
In the City
News and relevant information about Rhodes students, faculty, and staff making the most of living in Memphis.
Dr. Joy Brooke Fairfield, assistant professor of theatre, stars in Fun Home at Playhouse on the Square, until May 27.
In addition to her editor-in-chief duties for the Review, Karina Henderson ’18 also uses her passion for writing to create workshops and programs to help middle and high school students develop literacy skills through the Refugee Empowerment Program.
The music major is an intern at Royal Studios where many hits in the 1960s and ’70s were recorded, and she has produced her own EP, titled “DIALOGUE.”
Rhodes College participated in a bell tolling to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis.
As part of the larger MLK50 commemorations happening throughout the city, Rhodes College planned a number of special events to educate our students, alumni, and Memphis community members about the Civil Rights Movement and the legacy of Dr. King.
Memphis is a great place to visit and it’s an even better place to go to college. The New York Times featured Memphis in its travel series 36 Hours.
Since 2013, The Bridge has become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a board and an executive director. Vendors have collectively earned $35,000-$45,000 annually in paper sales.
In An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee, scholars examine Memphis’ role in African American history. Prof. McKinney co-edited the book with University of Memphis history chair Dr. Aram Goudsouzian.
Rhodes College is working in partnership with a local church to offer a holistic approach for the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of the community.