Social Responsibility

Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary will speak about anti-violence Feb. 27

Legendary musician Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary fame will speak at Ripon College during the lunch hour on Friday. He will talk about Operation Respect, an organization he founded to send a message of anti-bullying and anti-violence, especially aimed at young children. The event is a kickoff to the Social Justice Retreat being held for faculty, staff and… Continue reading

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‘The right thing to do’ does not always have an easy answer

It’s not unusual for the question “Is it the right thing to do?” to come up every day in my work at the Center for Social Responsibility. While most people may shy away from this question and the subsequent “gray area” — the unknown, the uncertain — I can’t help but be excited. That’s not to say the gray area… Continue reading

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Ripon College named to President’s Honor Roll for Community Service

Ripon College has been recognized on the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary community service. The Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service, has administered the award since 2006 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the… Continue reading

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Hunger awareness event part of all-campus food drive

The hunger needs of people living in the Ripon area are being spotlighted by the annual Empty Bowls project, sponsored by Ripon College’s Center for Social Responsibility. David William Scott, the Pieper Chair of Servant Leadership at Ripon College, says about 50 million Americans — or one in six — are living in food-insecure households. “While hunger may not be… Continue reading

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Longley ’15 asks community to support #respectfuldifference campaign

As a self-designed major in film and media, I have examined the practical and personal implications of increased use of digital technologies in my courses, internships, jobs and interactions with people. Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Yik Yak allow users to self-generate content, and the opinions and news shared can influence social and personal behaviors and perceptions. After… Continue reading

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Ethics Bowl Team Wins Upper Midwest Regional Championship

The Ripon College Ethics Bowl Team has earned the title of Upper Midwest Regional Champion for the third consecutive year. This weekend during competition at Harper College, Ripon’s Ethics Bowl Team beat out teams from Harper College, Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology and Bowling Green State. With this win the team secured their bid to the International… Continue reading

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