Reaching Higher

This issue of Rhodes celebrates several recent academic milestones—new departments, programs and initiatives, anniversaries and updates—and the faculty who lead them. The alma mater says students “learn the higher aim” at Rhodes. Reaching higher is in our blood.

Connecting Conversations
The new Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities, Jonathan Judaken

Rhodes Welcomes the New Head of Search
Geoff Bakewell takes the helm

A New Chair for Urban Studies
Elizabeth Thomas is the new Plough Chair

A New Program: Political Economy
Introducing a new interdisciplinary major

A Grand Division
Economics and Business are now two departments

Think Globally, Act Locally
Environmental Studies/Sciences program update

Going Public
Mellon grant propels "creative ecosystem" at Rhodes

Living the Language
The college marks the 15th Anniversary of Russian Studies

A History of Teaching & Learning
The History Department moves to new quarters