Current Ripon News

Alumni Profile: Bellfort ’67 helps craft what we hear in films

A major element in an emotional response to a film or documentary is the sound accompanying the images. Tom Bellfort ’67 of Berkeley, Calif., is a sound editor who has worked on 80 films. He won an Academy Award for “Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing” for his work on “Titanic” in 1997 and an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Sound Editing… Continue reading

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Wallace Publishes Article with Ripon College alumna

Bob Wallace, Ripon College Professor of Biology, has published an article about rotifers, small unsegmented animals found predominantly in freshwater, with Dr. Hilary Smith ’07, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Notre Dame. The article “Rotifera” was published in the Wiley Online Library, a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and… Continue reading

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Alumna’s book examines political theory across philosophical traditions

A new book written by Ripon College alumna Jacqueline Vieceli ’74 explores a sample of Western and non-Western thinkers’ positions on key questions of normative political philosophy en route to presenting a new approach to political theory. “A Philosophy of Global Pluralism: A Multicultural Approach to Political Theory” is the first book by Vieceli, and as a launching-off point she… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon: Katlyn Lee ’12

Chapter 11: Rediscovering Roots [Editor’s Note: Katlyn Lee ’12 and Jeremy Johnson ’12 are writing monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their own post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] May 4, 2013 Dear Journal, Today I went and did something a little bit, well, crazy. For a long while now I had… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon: Jeremy Johnson ’12

Chapter 11: Wrapping Up the First Year of Grad School [Editor’s Note: Jeremy Johnson ’12 and Katlyn Lee ’12 are writing monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their own post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] As April drew to a close, so too did my first year of graduate studies. Thus far,… Continue reading

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Sorority sisters connected through the gift of life

After 10 years of decline in his kidney function, John LeClaire of Brookfield, Wis., needed a kidney transplant. His wife, Liza Gardetto LeClaire ’90, sent out a Facebook plea to friends and family on behalf of her husband. The message read: “If anyone feels altruistic, or knows anyone who’d like to save his life, blood type A or blood type… Continue reading

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