Faculty News

Annual grant brings Jewish traditions to campus

The Jewish Chautauqua Society believes that courses about Jewish religion and culture are an important part of helping students achieve and promote a better understanding between Jews and nonJews. This will help diminish discrimination of Jews. So, for the past 20 years, Ripon College has received a financial contribution from the society to help pay a stipend for a rabbi… Continue reading

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Roy and Karsten ’09 Encourage Ex-Offenders to Speak Publicly

Jody Roy, professor of communication and interim vice president and dean of faculty, and Shawn F. Karsten ’09, development associate for major and planned giving, have published Sharing Your Story, Saving their Lives: Public Speaking for Ex-Offenders. Roy’s interest in studying crime and its offenders and ex-offenders began over twenty years ago.  Over that time, Roy has met and worked… Continue reading

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Veterans Day began as Armistice Day

On Nov. 11, Americans will observe Veterans Day, honoring all veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Until 1954, Nov. 11 was known as Armistice Day: a commemoration of the cease-fire signed by Germany and the Allies at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, to end the fighting of the First World War. The armistice signaled a wave of relief after… Continue reading

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Colucci: Bush’s Nightmare is Coming True

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, posted his most recent opinion column on the U.S. News & World Report website about rogue, non-state actors using chemical weapons, just as former President George W. Bush predicted. Colucci says weapons of mass destruction in… Continue reading

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Is this the election about nothing?

As the American republic approaches its 57th mid-term elections, it does so in a state of disquiet and anxiety. Although the economic recovery from the Great Recession in the United States has clearly outpaced that of most other developed countries, and while more than a decade of costly foreign engagements seem to be winding down, only about 27 percent of… Continue reading

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Messitte pens op-ed on legacy of Ben Bradlee

President Zach Messitte co-authored an op-ed with Charles Holden, professor of History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, on “Ben Bradlee, Spiro Agnew and the ‘Gray-Haired Grandmother Defense’” for The Baltimore Sun. In the article, Messitte and Holden pay tribute to Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor, for the critical role he played in the 1973 resignation of Vice President… Continue reading

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