Faculty News

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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John Harper to address Cold War foreign policy of George Kennan

Dr. John Harper, professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), will speak at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in East Hall Little Theater on the Ripon College campus. All are invited to attend, and refreshments will be served. The subject of Harper’s talk is “The Outsider as Insider: George Kennan’s Attempt to… Continue reading

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Is the voter base too disillusioned to make it to the polls?

Assistant Professor of Politics and Government Henrik Schatzinger examined this question in a recent Oshkosh Northwestern article. The article looked at voter turnout leading up to Wisconsin’s hotly contested gubernatorial election between Governor Scott Walker and Mary Burke. With a virtual dead heat between the candidates, the Northwestern argues that whichever party does a better job of getting supports to… Continue reading

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Of ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties…

Picture this: You are in a dark, damp basement room with no windows. The only light in the room comes from the LED lights on two pieces of equipment on a table at the center of the room. These cast an eerie red glow across the faces of the paranormal investigators arrayed around the room in a semi-circle. The room… Continue reading

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Scott to attend elite mission consultation in South Africa

This month, David William Scott, assistant professor of religion and Pieper Chair of Servant Leadership at Ripon College, will participate in a consultation of the World Council of Churches, the largest ecumenical body for Protestants and Orthodox Christians in the world. He will be one of only 29 scholars and church leaders from around the world invited to attend the… Continue reading

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Phonathon SuperCaller may be calling you soon!

Don’t be too surprised if Ripon College gives you a call in the next few weeks. With Phonathon back in session, its dedicated team of 28 student callers are dialing alumni and parents’ numbers. Queriontae Price ’16, a global studies major and national securities studies minor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, found a Phonathon job a good fit. “I refused to take… Continue reading

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