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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

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...

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

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.

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

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.

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

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. The most recent disturbance of asbestos-containing material occurred over Fall break in Briggs....

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

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 eventually waned away, disappearing entirely following a $7,500 compensation per organization—totaling...

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

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 to funding incoming students’ financial aid, grants and scholarships. Historically, Rhodes has charged...

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