The Sou’wester

Spotlight: Res Life student staff describe office in turmoil, fear Aretha Milligan

Spotlight: Res Life student staff describe office in turmoil, fear Aretha Milligan

Alice Berry '21, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight Investigations

Director of Residence Life Aretha Milligan emailed her work study student employees to inform that they would not be re-hired for the 2019-2020 academic year shortly after a Residence Life Town Hall on the evening of Feb. 21. The email read: “This email is in reference to your fall 2019 employment status i...

From the editor: The Sou’wester is not being censored

From the editor: The Sou’wester is not being censored

Alice Berry '21, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019


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Recently, a former member of The Sou’wester editorial staff released a series of tweets regarding a lawsuit she was reporting on against Rhodes. The suit, Bose v. Bea, alleges that a professor referred a student to the Honor Council in an act of retaliation and that Rhodes did not fulfill its oblig...

Board of Trustees renames Palmer Hall to Southwestern Hall

Board of Trustees renames Palmer Hall to Southwestern Hall

Jordan Hulseberg '19 and Alice Berry '21

April 12, 2019


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The Board of Trustees renamed Palmer Hall to Southwestern Hall on Friday, April 12. Following months of research by the Palmer Hall Discernment Committee and a unanimous recommendation, the Board of Trustees concurred with the committee's decision. Palmer Hall is Rhodes' oldest building and one of its...

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards

The Editorial Board

April 5, 2019


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Throughout the year, The Sou’wester has had the privilege to report on the Rhodes community and has paid careful attention to the achievements of its members. It is the purpose of the Editors’ Choice Awards to recognize these accomplishments.

SACA continues annual Holi celebration

SACA continues annual Holi celebration

Rohan Kaza '21, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


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South Asian Culture Association (SACA) once again hosted a colorful celebration in the BCLC lawn on March 16 for Holi.  Holi, which took place on the March 21, is the festival commemorating color. Based in the Hindhu religion, it is a springtime tribute that celebrates good conquering evil. This year...

Ben Crane creates space for interfaith dialogue with panel discussion

Ben Crane creates space for interfaith dialogue with panel discussion

Lily Flores '19, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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Ben Crane ’19 hosted the Religion and Ethics Panel as part of his Founders’ Fellowship from the Hebrew Union College on Feb. 21 in Hardie Auditorium. Though some students say it is easy to forget Rhodes’s Presbyterian roots, Crane is working to bring religious conversations back to campus. In...

RSG proposes dissolving Lecture Board, separating allocations from Senate

RSG proposes dissolving Lecture Board, separating allocations from Senate

Lily Flores '19, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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Rhodes Student Government has proposed a merger of the Rhodes Lecture Board and Rhodes Activities Board as part of their efforts to reduce redundancy and increase efficiency among student organizations. RAB president Ryan Rosenkrantz ’19 said the move is well-intentioned on the part of RSG. Rosenkrantz...

Rhodes hosts Amadine Gay’s ‘Speak Up’

Rhodes hosts Amadine Gay’s ‘Speak Up’

Lia Nagge '21, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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Rhodes College hosted a screening of Amadine Gay’s film “Speak Up” on Feb. 16 in Blount Auditorium. Students and faculty from University of Memphis and Rhodes braved a rainy evening in order to view Gay’s documentary. The two-hour documentary followed the stories of 24 women.  Described as a work where  “wome...

ResLife Director addresses student concern over new housing policy

ResLife Director addresses student concern over new housing policy

Olivia DuCharme '22, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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Director of Residence Life Aretha Milligan sat down to explain the new housing policy for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year and to address student concern as housing dates approach.  The former housing process descended by grade using proxy numbers—often referred to by students as “lottery numb...

Art conservator shares tricks of trade

Art conservator shares tricks of trade

Alice Berry '21, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2019


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Head of Conversation at the St. Louis Art Museum Hugh Shockey ’96 visited Rhodes to discuss the intersections of art and science on Feb. 6. “Conservators take care of objects… my job is to maintain the physical and aesthetic integrity of a piece of art,” Shockey said. Art conservation lives...

Police seize photos at SAE house in connection to alleged rape, search warrant shows

Police seize photos at SAE house in connection to alleged rape, search warrant shows

Jordan Hulseberg '19, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2019


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Memphis police executed a search warrant at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house and seized photos in connection to an alleged rape on Feb. 15 according to the search warrant obtained by The Sou’wester. The rape reportedly happened in the SAE house. No suspects have been named and no arrests were made...

Administration in hot seat: alcohol, housing, transparency top students’ concerns at third RSG town hall

Administration in hot seat: alcohol, housing, transparency top students’ concerns at third RSG town hall

Alice Berry '21, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2019


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Rhodes Student Government hosted its third town hall of the academic year on Feb. 13. Students were able to voice their grievances about changes the administration has made to the housing and alcohol policy. Even students who said they had read the alcohol policy sent out earlier this year reported...

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