Current Ripon News

Student Profile: Elizabeth Blum ’14

After a fall semester studying in Cordoba, Argentina, Elizabeth Blum ’14 witnessed many instances of poverty and was determined to learn more about the subject. “I was shocked at the manner in which the city treated its citizens who lived in poverty,” Blum says. “I came back to the United States wanting to understand how we deal with the same… Continue reading

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McNair Scholar Studies Childhood Obesity

The effects of socioeconomic status (SES) on childhood obesity is the focus of research recently undertaken by Max Roy ’14 of Fredonia, Wis. The exercise science major participates in Ripon College’s Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which helps prepare first-generation, low-income and racially underrepresented students for graduate school and the attainment of doctorate degrees. He spent the summer of… Continue reading

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Professors, Students Present Research at WSA/WPSA Conference

Faculty and students from the Ripon College Politics and Government Department and the Sociology Department presented nine research papers at the joint annual meeting of the Wisconsin Sociological Association (WSA) and the Wisconsin Political Science Association (WPSA) on October 11, 2013. Marty Farrell, professor of Politics and Government, contributed two papers, “From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Lessons Learned from… Continue reading

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Ripon College Hosts WPSA/WSA Conference

Ripon College is hosting the joint annual meeting of the Wisconsin Sociological Association and the Wisconsin Political Science Association on October 11, 2013. This year’s conference is focused on the theme: “The Global Financial Crisis and its Social, Cultural, and Political Consequences.” The organizations selected the theme because it, “reflects the many fiscal challenges that we are facing in our… Continue reading

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Lane Library Expands E-Book Offerings

Lane Library officially announced the expansion of their eBook offerings for Ripon College students, faculty, and staff. Thanks to a new subscription to EBSCO Academic, the library’s eBook offerings rose from 3,000 volumes to over 120,000. The new subscription was made possible, in part, through a gift from the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund. Amy Rachuba, Assistant Librarian for Resource Services,… Continue reading

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Ripon College receives grant to fund internships

The Center for Social Responsibility at Ripon College has received a Career Ready Internship Initiative grant of up to $135,125 through Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. With this grant, the College is placing juniors and seniors with demonstrated financial need into 60 paid internships at not-for-profit organizations, businesses, governmental offices and at Ripon College itself. The grant program is… Continue reading

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