Current Ripon News

Residence Life Team Takes 1st Place

A team of students and staff members from Ripon College Residence Life won first place in the annual WAICU Residence Life RA Conference Roll Call. In a skit conceptually created by Raymond Allen ’15, the staff created a political ad about why they supported Ripon College. To follow the conference theme of “True Colors,” they also represented the color of… 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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Life After Ripon: Katlyn Lee ’12

Chapter 7: What Now? (Editor’s Note: Katlyn Lee ’12 and Jeremy Johnson ’12 are writing monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their own post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!) January 5, 2013 Dear Journal, Ernest Hemingway once said, “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is… Continue reading

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Karl Rove to Speak at Ripon College

Ripon College Republicans and Pre-Law Society, with support from the Young Americans Foundation, are proud to present Karl Rove to speak at Ripon College on Wednesday, February 6, at 4:15 p.m. in Harwood Memorial Union’s Great Hall (300 W. Seward St, Ripon, WI 54971). A meet and greet will follow shortly afterwards from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King… Continue reading

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Ripon Alum to Dogsled across Arctic

Larry Daugherty ’98 will realize his dream to man a dogsled through the arctic. The Jacksonville Beach, Florida-based radiation oncologist has been selected as one of 20 participants in the 2013 Fjällräven Polar, a roughly 200-mile long dog-sledding adventure across the arctic tundra of Scandinavia. Daugherty will mush from Signaldalen, Norway to Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland. The adventure, designed for amateurs… Continue reading

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Ripon College President featured in Rivista

Ripon College President Zach Messitte was featured in Rivista, a magazine produced by John Hopkins University’s Bologna Center. In the Rivista interview, Messitte reflected on his teaching philosophy and how it guides his thoughts and decisions as an administrator. “…though research is important,” said Messitte, “teaching should be held with the same high regard. I give lectures but I try… Continue reading

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