Current Ripon News

Schatzinger Published in New Civic Literacy Journal

Henrik Schatzinger, assistant professor of politics and government at Ripon College, co-published an article in the inaugural edition of the Journal of Civic Literacy with Aaron Dusso, assistant professor of political science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The article, “Bridging Versus Bonding Social Capital: Explaining the Content of Anti-Patriot Resolutions”, explores the ways in which social capital – the collective… Continue reading

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Ripon to host diversity conference with area higher ed institutions

“Understanding Socioeconomic Inequality,” a free conference, will be held Oct. 16 by the four higher education institutions of Fond du Lac County — Ripon College, Marian University, Moraine Park Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac. The institutions collaborate on events supporting diversity and inclusion. The October conference will feature keynote speaker Terie Dreussi- Smith, co-author of “Bridges… Continue reading

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Congressional candidate Mark Harris to speak Oct. 1 at Ripon College

Mark Harris of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Democratic nominee for Congress for the sixth congressional district, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 on the Ripon College campus. The talk will be in Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union, and is presented through the Center for Politics and the People. The center seeks to promote constructive political debate by informing students, the… Continue reading

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Ripon College Receives $1 Million Gift to Endow Professorship in Economics

A $1 million dollar gift has been made to Ripon College by Robert and Joan Murray to establish a new endowed professorship in economics. The gift is a tribute “to honor my father, a long-time trustee of the College, and my mother with a gift to the institution of higher learning that meant so much to them and was so… Continue reading

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The 13th-and-a-half president of Ripon College? The 13th President II?

On Wednesday, as part of the College’s Homecoming Week festivities, Sara Driebel ’16 of New Berlin, Wisconsin, will attempt to fill some big shoes as she trades places with President Zach Messitte for the day. She will be acting as Messitte in meetings with Administrative Council and the Board of Trustees, and conduct College business. Messitte, in turn, will hit… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Ariana Myers ’14

Chapter 1: Change Can Be Scary…and Liberating [Editor’s Note: Ariana Myers ’14, Nathan Held ’14, and Sophia Kaounas ’14 are writing rotating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] Here I am, more than three months post-graduation, and so much has changed. It’s kind of scary,… Continue reading

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