Faculty News

Anthropology talks open to the public at Ripon library

Globalization and cross-cultural differences in family structure will be addressed in talks this fall at the Ripon Public Library. Emily Stovel, chair of the anthropology department and coordinator of the Museum Studies Program at Ripon College, will be the speaker. The talks are aimed at broadening the learning community in the Ripon area. They are free and open to the… Continue reading

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Messitte Op-Ed: Time for Washington Redskins to rethink name

Ripon College President Zach Messitte penned an opinion piece titled “Time to rethink Redskins name” that appeared in the September 9, 2013 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In the piece, Messitte, a Washington D.C. transplant and professed fan of the Washington NFL team, discusses the NFL’s path forward and the difficulties inherent in a name change. He also examines… Continue reading

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Colucci Weighs in on Syria Debate

In a U.S. News & World Report article posted on Sep.1, 2013, Lamont Colucci, Associate Professor of Politics and Government at Ripon College and coordinator of the National Security Studies program, called on the Obama administration “to develop a concrete and definitive plan for removing the Assad regime…” In the article, Colucci claims the necessity for military intervention is justified… Continue reading

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13 for ’13: Pleiss Morris and Students Heading to Blackfriars

Ann Pleiss Morris, Assistant Professor of English at Ripon College, will be traveling with a group of five students to the Blackfriars Conference in Staunton, Virginia on October 23-27. Two of the Ripon College students on the trip will be presenting their own academic work at the conference. Amanda Finn ’14 will be presenting “Epicoene or Epicene: How Stage Directions… Continue reading

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Otis Featured on Seattle Public Radio

Professor Emeritus of Psychology Bob Otis was featured on Seattle’s NPR station KPLU in a story about the killer whales at San Juan Island, Washington. Otis has spent 24 summers on San Juan Island studying orca whales, often with Ripon College students, and discusses that experience and the human response to orcas as part of the radio story. Click HERE… Continue reading

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Ripon College Makes Princeton Review’s “Best 378 Colleges” List, Other Top 20 Lists

Ripon College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges” produced by The Princeton Review. Ripon was also recognized in the guide as a “Best Midwestern College,” making the guide’s Top 20 lists for “town-gown relations are great” (ranked #5), “lots of race/class interaction” (ranked #17), and “professors… Continue reading

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