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.”
Sakura Horiuchi ’19, a chemistry major at Rhodes College, was recently selected as a 2018 recipient of the BlueCross Power of We Scholarship. The scholarship awards $10,000 each to three outstanding minority students pursuing careers in the health care field.
Ten high school students from Shelby County are chosen annually to join the Rhodes community as Clarence Day Scholars. Each is given a $5,000 stipend to fund a special project of their choosing with a Memphis focus.
Dr. Chia-rong Wu, associate professor of Chinese studies, has been awarded a 2018 Scholar Grant by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.
Dr. Brooke Schedneck, assistant professor of religious studies at Rhodes, was awarded an international collaborative research grant from the American Academy of Religion. The grant allowed Schedneck to travel to Ladakh, India in August.
She works in the lab of Prof. Mauricio Cafiero and has published her manuscript in the peer-reviewed journal Computational and Theoretical Chemistry.
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.