The Sou’wester

National-Wide Update on Title IX

Samantha Patterson, Editor in Chief May 3, 2021

You have most likely received numerous emails asking you to complete online training due to the new Title IX policies that were recently implemented on August 14. However, what exactly are the changes...

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Jane Doe files lawsuit against Rhodes College, SAE

Alice Berry '21 and Rachel Heimann '20 November 8, 2019

A former female student of Rhodes College, only identified as Jane Doe, has filed a lawsuit against Rhodes College, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), Tennessee Zeta Chapter and three additional parties. In February,...

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Rhodes silent on Bellingrath lawsuit and new entrepreneurial mindset

Rachel Heimann '20, Staff Writer November 5, 2019

Rhodes College Board of Trustees unanimously adopted the college’s new ten-year strategic plan, Achieving Our Best: A Strategic Vision for Rhodes College 2020-2030, at their most recent meeting in...

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An interview Yolanda McNair, whose daughter was killed by Detroit police

Rachel Heimann '20, Staff Writer November 2, 2019

A dozen family members who have lost loved ones to police brutality and violence came together at Rhodes College on Oct. 25. They sat behind a table during a press conference to share their personal experiences...

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Student Body President Tony Eskridge hopeful but pragmatic about his term

October 29, 2019

Student Body President Tony Eskridge ’20 spoke with the Sou’Wester in late August about his agenda for the coming school year, championing better communication between Rhodes Student Government, Rhodes...

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Director of Campus Safety Ike Sloas denies connection between new campus safety measures and active shooter threat

Rachel Heimann '20, Staff Writer October 12, 2019

Director of Campus Safety Ike Sloas sent an email informing students about his plan to test RhodesAlert, a mass texting system used to communicate emergencies on Sep. 3. He also asked students to update...

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Kappa Sigma apologizes after leaked group messages show use of homophobic slur

Rachel Heimann '20, Staff Writer October 7, 2019

The Rhodes College chapter of Kappa Sigma has apologized for their fellow member’s use of a homophobic slur revealed in a leaked screenshot of the fraternity’s minutes.   Last week current and...

Due process, sealed records: Rhodes College and expelled students settle Title IX lawsuits

Due process, sealed records: Rhodes College and expelled students settle Title IX lawsuits

Rachel Heimann Mercader '20, Contributor August 7, 2019

Two Title IX lawsuits against Rhodes College brought by former male students appear to have ended in settlement agreements. Both lawsuits focused on a reported sexual assault that took place on Feb....

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Fighting rape culture through art: Culture of Consent hosts art showcase

Taylor Stone '22, Features Editor May 2, 2019

Culture of Consent (CoC) curated and hosted an art showcase called Creating A Collective Against Rape Culture at Inspire Community Café on March 22 and 23. The showcase included  artwork by Rhodes students...

Russ Wigginton says goodbye to Rhodes after 27 years

Russ Wigginton says goodbye to Rhodes after 27 years

April 28, 2019

Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students Russ Wigginton will be leaving Rhodes College, effective June 30. Wigginton graduated from Rhodes with the class of 1988 and has served the college as...

The Residence Life Office sign hangs outside Trezevant Hall. Inside, students detailed a series of discomforting events—all involving Housing Director Aretha Milligan.

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

Alice Berry '21, Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2019

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...

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

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...

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