After a decade of chasing stories around the globe, intrepid travel writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest followed the magnetic pull home--only to discover that her native South Texas had been radically transformed in her absence. Ravaged by drug wars and barricaded by an eighteen-foot steel wall, her ancestral land had become the nation’s foremost crossing ground for undocumented workers, many of whom perished along the way. The frequency of these tragedies seemed like a terrible coincidence, before Griest moved to the New York / Canada borderlands, where she discovered striking parallels.
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa is America’s oldest collegiate honor society. Only about 10 percent of the nation’s institutions of higher learning have Phi Beta Kappa chapters.
The Rhodes chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, America's oldest collegiate honor society, will hold a ceremony inducting its new members. The list of senior members is available here:
Junior members will be announced at Awards Convocation on April 28.
The Rhodes College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (Gamma of Tennessee) is pleased to announce that the following students from the Class of 2017 have been invited to join the Society as Members-in-Course.
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar David Weiman questions the conventional utilitarian calculus that has favored the use of prison as a criminal sanction, even for more marginal offenders convicted of less serious, victimless crimes. His analysis of the labor market experiences of released prisoners identifies an important unintended social cost of mass incarceration.
Brooks Lamb ’17, a history major from Chapel Hill, TN, serves as the 2016-2017 president of the Honor Council.
Dr. Judith Haas, associate professor of English at Rhodes College, was presented the 2016 Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service.
Annual awards were pre