Faculty News

An interview with Brazil’s new foreign minister

Brazilian Ambassador to the United States Mauro Vieira was named on New Year’s Eve to be the new Brazilian Foreign Minister, the government’s official news agency said. Ripon College President Zach Messitte interviewed Vieira in February 2012 as host of the award-winning radio program “World Views,” syndicated on National Public Radio. Vieira discussed his country’s economic success, energy future and… Continue reading

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Suffragette Carrie Chapman Catt and Ripon

This week marks the 155th birthday of Carrie Chapman Catt, one of the leading figures in the women’s suffrage movement in the early 20th century. She headed the successful effort to secure passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Afterward, she founded the League of Women Voters. She was born Carrie Clinton Lane on Jan. 9, 1859, in… Continue reading

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Colucci makes case for restoring U.S. maritime power

In “The Next Secretary’s Task,” published in Defense News, Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, discusses the recent resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and makes a case that restoring U.S. maritime power to its position of strength should be a… Continue reading

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Colucci: New religion is changing outcome of all levels of policy

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, published an opinion editorial in The Washington Times titled “Red Puritanism.” Colucci’s editorial describes “a new religion (that) has swept the western world and is changing the outcome of all levels of policy.” Likening it to… Continue reading

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Megan Gannon publishes book of poetry

Assistant Professor of English Megan Gannon has published a book of poetry, White Nightgown, which is available from Apprentice House Press (https://www.apprenticehouse.com/?product=white-nightgown-poems). From the ruins of ocean liners and model cities, to the dark impulses of Greek myths and biblical narratives, Gannon casts a wide thematic net in tracing the legacy of desire in the 20th and 21st centuries. With… Continue reading

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Clark wins outstanding teaching award, sociology students place in research competition

For the third consecutive year, Ripon College sociology students have placed in the Wisconsin Sociological Association’s Undergraduate student Paper Competition. Amanda Detlor of Coloma, Wisconsin, won first place with her paper “Workin’ It Out: Bodily Discipline at the Gym.” Kevin Carli of River Grove, Illinois, won third place with his paper “Negotiation at its Finest: Stigma Management Techniques of a… Continue reading

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