Current Ripon News

Matzke Presents at British Studies Conference

Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department Rebecca Matzke presented a paper at the 60th annual meeting of the “Midwest Conference on British Studies in October, 2013. Her paper, “A Deliberate Choice of Deterrence: Foreign Office and Admiralty Cooperation in the Early Victorian Period,”” was part of a panel entitled: “The Formulation and Implementation of British Naval Policy in… Continue reading

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Three Ripon History Majors Publish Book About Ripon

Three Ripon College history majors, Amanda Gesiorski ’14, Naomi Jahn ’14 and Christian Krueger ’15, have published a book about the history of Ripon, which is available on Amazon.com: HERE “Ripon (Images of America Series)” covers everything from Ripon’s founding in the 1840s; to the birthplace of the Republican Party in 1854; the birthplace of suffragette Carrie Chapman Catt (1859)… Continue reading

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Alum to be Honored at White House

Brian Walsh ’97 of Port Angeles, Wash., will be honored as a Champion of Change at the White House on Nov. 21, 2013. The Champion of Change program honors Americans “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” Walsh is one of 10 professionals being honored for taking creative approaches in using… Continue reading

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Martin Presents at Chávez Symposium

Steve Martin, associate professor of communication at Ripon College, was a featured presenter at a recent symposium hosted by the Center for Democratic Deliberation and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University in February. Martin presented “Remembering (and Forgetting) César Chávez: The Texas Board of Education’s Efforts to Erase Chávez from U.S. History.” The symposium was… Continue reading

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Ripon Celebrates Founders’ Day

This year’s Founders’ Day award was presented to Gregory Marcus of The Marcus Corp. The award is presented annually to an individual or an organization in the Ripon community who exemplifies the ideals of the founders of Ripon College. The Marcus Corp., headquartered in Milwaukee, was founded Nov. 1, 1935, by Ben Marcus with the purchase of the Campus Cinema,… Continue reading

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Ripon College and Selma, Alabama: 1965

In March 1965, marches and protests held in Alabama marked the political and emotional height of the American civil rights movement. The three attempts to march from Selma to Montgomery, the state capital, were in support of Black voter registration. The first march took place on March 7 and became known as “Bloody Sunday” after civil rights marchers were attacked… Continue reading

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