Current Ripon News

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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Alumna Assists in Nuclear Cleanup

Readers of last Sunday’s New York Times were treated to an astonishing and somewhat alarming glimpse into the post-Cold War cleanup of nuclear materials in countries that were part of the former Soviet Union. In an article by Ellen Barry, “A Secret Race for Abandoned Nuclear Material,” the author details a 17-year, $150 million cleanup of plutonium, uranium and radioactive… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Jordyn Rush ’07

Jordyn Rush ’07 assists with political campaigns from behind the scenes “I’ve always been interested in politics; I did my first phone bank when I was young with my mom,” says Jordyn Rush ’07. “When I first started (at Ripon College), I thought I wanted to work in communications, being a press secretary or a communication director. But I’ve learned… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Kyle Ruedinger ’13

Chapter 1: A Few Weeks Left Before Grad School [Editor’s Note: Kyle Ruedinger ’13, Amy Browender ’13, Elizabeth Brown ’13, and Jessie Lillis ’13 are writing alternating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] Wow! What a ride. I hate to admit it, but dad, you… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Amy Browender ’13

Chapter 1: Looking Forward to “College Possible” [Editor’s Note: Amy Browender ’13, Kyle Ruedinger ’13, Elizabeth Brown ’13, and Jessie Lillis ’13 are writing alternating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] When I was first asked to contribute to Ripon’s alumni newsletter, my greatest fear… Continue reading

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Makes $100,000 Grant

Ripon College has received a three-year, $100,000 presidential leadership program grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Liberal Arts Colleges Program to support arts, humanities and human sciences initiatives important to the campus community. The Liberal Arts Colleges Program regards the humanities, arts, and “humanistic” social sciences as its primary domain of interest. Fundamental among the criteria considered for awarding… Continue reading

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