Current Ripon News

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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Gary Yerkey ’66 tells story of historic civil rights march

The 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march had a tremendous impact on the history of the United States, as well as a direct personal impact on Ripon College. A new book by Gary Yerkey ’66 of Washington, D.C., details his participation in the march along with a small group of other Ripon College students and the Rev. Jerry Thompson, then chaplain… Continue reading

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Alumni Spotlight – Fall 2013 Alumni Board

New Members As the Alumni Board of Directors prepares for its fall meeting during homecoming weekend, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight the newest additions to the alumni board. Elected in March at the spring meeting, the new alumni members will serve three-year terms. If you would like to nominate someone to serve on the Alumni Board, you… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Jessie Lillis ’13

Chapter 2: An Exciting Summer [Editor’s Note: Jessie Lillis ’13, Elizabeth Brown ’13, Kyle Ruedinger ’13, and Amy Browender ’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!] I’ve always heard that time starts to move faster as you get older, but what no… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Elizabeth Brown ’13

Chapter 2: Settling in at Grad School [Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Brown ’13, Jessie Lillis ’13, Kyle Ruedinger ’13, and Amy Browender ’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!] Going to graduate school is just like going back to college in the fall… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: José Miguel Alemán ’78 changes Panama through political activity

José Miguel Alemán ’78 of Panama City, Panama, spent much of his childhood in Washington, D.C., where his father, Roberto Alemán Zubieta, was a leading negotiator for the Robles-Johnson Treaties and later ambassador of Panama to the United States. Alemán earned a degree in politics and government from Ripon College and his juris doctor degree from Tulane University in Louisiana.… Continue reading

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