Alumni News

Ripon College and Selma, Alabama: 1965

In March 1965, marches and protests held in Alabama marked the political and emotional height of the American civil rights movement. The three attempts to march from Selma to Montgomery, the state capital, were in support of Black voter registration. The first march took place on March 7 and became known as “Bloody Sunday” after civil rights marchers were attacked… Continue reading

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Johnson set for 300th career win

After Tuesday’s 56-38 win at Lawrence University, Ripon College’s women’s basketball head coach Julie Johnson now needs one more victory to become just the fourth coach in Midwest Conference history to win 300 career games. Her first chance to reach that milestone comes in Saturday’s home game against Grinnell, beginning at 1 p.m. With a Ripon victory that day, Johnson… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon: Katlyn Lee ’12

Chapter 7: What Now? (Editor’s Note: Katlyn Lee ’12 and Jeremy Johnson ’12 are writing monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their own post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!) January 5, 2013 Dear Journal, Ernest Hemingway once said, “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon: Jeremy Johnson ’12

Chapter 7: Home for the Holidays (Editor’s Note: Jeremy Johnson ’12 and Katlyn Lee ’12 are writing monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their own post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!) It seemed to take forever to get back home. The way out to State College felt like a lengthy trip, but… Continue reading

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Messitte Reflects on a Busy Start

Ripon College President Zach Messitte sat down with the Ripon Commonwealth Press to discuss his first six months guiding the College. “[I’ve] met just hundreds of people, students, faculty, staff, alumni, people in the community,” he told the Commonwealth Press, “so I’ve really tried my best to get out and talk to people, listen, ask questions, and try and get… Continue reading

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Ripon Alum to Dogsled across Arctic

Larry Daugherty ’98 will realize his dream to man a dogsled through the arctic. The Jacksonville Beach, Florida-based radiation oncologist has been selected as one of 20 participants in the 2013 Fjällräven Polar, a roughly 200-mile long dog-sledding adventure across the arctic tundra of Scandinavia. Daugherty will mush from Signaldalen, Norway to Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland. The adventure, designed for amateurs… Continue reading

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