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The Eleventh Annual Symposium on Gender and Sexuality Studies was held on March 26th, 2014. (Symposium Program)

Rhodes Alumna ’08 Megan Ybos discusses the backlog of Memphis’ rape kits in an Associated Press article. Read more.

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation offers an annual scholarship for women seeking summer internships in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. Internships must be unpaid and with Washington-based organizations focused on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and women’s rights. Call for applications: Due April 15, 2014


The following students were inducted into Iota Iota Iota, the Women’s and Gender Studies Honor Society during the 2012-2013 academic year!

Class of 2013:

Annie Bares, Alexandra Downey, Jordan Farrar, Elizabeth Fieser, Emma Fesperman, Lucy Gaines, Molly Glaser, Michelle Hardin, Aubrey King, and Dorothy Svgdik.

Class of 2014:

Isabel Buonopane, Noor Eltayech, Timothy Garton, Claire Godfrey, and Destiny Smith.

Class of 2015:

Sophia Anderson, Katherine DuBose, Leah Ford, Xany Moore, Andrea Tedesco, Molly Whitehorn, and Kenneishia Wooten.


The following students were inducted into Iota Iota Iota, the Women’s and Gender Studies Honor Society during the 2011-2012 academic year!

Robin Abernathy ′13, Julia Clapper ′12, Jack Clark ′12, Kelsie Cox ′13, Hannah Gysin ′12, Kathryn Harbison ′13, Daisy Laird ′13, Jasmine Gilstrap ′13, Megan Lee ′13, Jessica Newman ′13, Shawna Quast ′12, Jerica Sandifer ′12.


Anna Laymon ′11, an International Studies major and GSS minor, was the 2010-2011 winner of both the Susan Tidball Means Award for research in Women’s Studies and the Gender and Sexuality Studies award for academic achievement. See awards list.