Stuart Thembisile Lewis: In a Tuesday night seminar hosted by the Humanities faculty, Professor Jane Duncan, presented statistical evidence clearly showing that protests in South Africa are being regulated in increasingly violent ways, particularly under the Zuma administration.
The seminar, entitled "The Regulation of Protests under Jacob Zuma", was based on evidence Duncan, along with Politics Masters student Andrea Royeppen, had gathered in order to begin writing a book, set to be finished in six months, that she has tentatively named The Rise of the Securocrats?
Chelsea Haith: Promoting his book A Bantu in my Bathroom Eusebius McKaiser spoke to an audience at Rhodes University on 3 May about the topics he tackles, the idea of living the authentic life and his fears surrounding Rhodes students’ lack of critical engagement with political and social issues.
An old Rhodian himself, McKaiser explained that he has thus far chosen not to promote his book in Grahamstown, his hometown, reasoning that he perceives critical disengagement and apathy as being particularly prevalent amongst Rhodes students for the issues he address in his book.
Chelsea Haith: A small business owner exchanged gunfire with three armed suspects in a high-speed car chase across Grahamstown on Monday.
The business owner dropped off one of his employees at the Standard Bank on High Street mid-morning on Monday. The employee was accosted by two men near the entrance of the bank and relieved of an undisclosed amount of cash.
The seventh annual Sexual Violence = Silence protest taking place on Friday 19 April has gone beyond Rhodes University's campus for the first time as awareness efforts are raised in other parts of South Africa.
Wits University, the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and a Speak Out Cape Town event are also a part of the initiative which stands in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence.
Jordan du Toit: Anti-fracking activist Jonathan Deal was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday 15 April for his work with the Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG).
Deal and TKAG are heavily involved in the fight against hydraulic fracking in the Karoo.
Mitchell Parker: A tweet by Rhodes Dean of Students Dr Vivian de Klerk caused a wave of confusion last week when she warned students to always carry ID books or driver's licences amid a Grahamstown police crackdown.
Many students felt this was reminiscent of apartheid-era pass laws where black, coloured and Indian South Africans faced detention if they did not carry pass books when travelling in areas designated to other race groups.
Chelsea Haith: The Give5 Fire Walk took centre stage on Friday 12 April as 36 fire walkers raised money for the Pocket Money Fund by literally walking over hot coals for others.
Cheered on by fellow staff and students, the 36 brave souls took to the burning ground in an event which was essentially sponsored by their peers.
Nonhlanhla Mahlobisa: As part of LGBTIQ Pride Week, OUTRhodes led a March down Prince Alfred Street in a loud celebration of sexual orientation
The march, which began outside the Africa Media Matrix, started at 18:00 and took participants to the Drostdy Lawns.
Nhlanhla Mahlobisa: OUTRhodes hosted a discussion titled "Racism in the Queer Community" on Tuesday 12 March as part of LGBTIQ Pride Week.
The acronym, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer, was central to Tuesday's event, hosted at the Union Bar.
Mitchell Parker: Rhodes University's Student Representative Council (SRC) laid out detailed plans in the first student forum meeting held on Thursday 28 February at the General Lecture Theatre.
Sakhe Badi, the council's President, noted possibilities for the centralisation of the current shuttle system that transports students between lower and upper campus to possibly include Oppidans.