The Sou’wester

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...

Left: A cockroach found in Grace Lemons' omelet

Right: A fly found in Nuanqui Hou's salad

Spotlight: Aramark employees tell stories of health code violations, workplace hostility

Jordan Hulseberg '19, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2018
Employees described seeing a number of health code violations. One employee claimed seeing small cockroaches—each smaller than the size of a dime—on cutlery in the kitchen.
The Rhodes College Sigma Nu fraternity house at dusk.

Spotlight: Sigma Nu Fraternity brothers allege their chapter denied a gay student a bid due to sexual expression

Jordan Hulseberg '19, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2018
Two Rhodes College Sigma Nu brothers have alleged their fraternity chapter denied a gay student a bid due to his sexual expression during Spring Rush last academic year.
Asbestos in Briggs Hall

Spotlight: Asbestos found in old Briggs Bookstore, students not notified

Jordan Hulseberg '19, Spotlight Bureau Chief November 18, 2016

Since Rhodes College’s inception at its current Memphis location, several dozen buildings have been erected—the older the building, the more likely it is to contain hazardous materials such as asbestos....

Fraternity Row at Rhodes College

Spotlight: Greek orgs’ deferred rush money ‘not a bribe’

Jordan Hulseberg '19 and Nithila Ramesh '20 November 4, 2016

Following the announcement of deferred fall rush last semester, Greek organizations, fraternities in particular, began to voice their concern and contempt of the new policy. However, this public frustration...

“Costs Rising”: While the price of tution rises, the scholarships earned do not. Each year, students pay more.

Spotlight: Why your tuition went up, why it will go up again

Jordan Hulseberg '19, Spotlight Bureau Chief October 7, 2016

Rhodes College rolled out a base tuition increase of $2,000 at the end of last semester. While the tuition increase brought revenue to$2,049,232 more than the prior academic year, almost all of it went...

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