Current Ripon News

Imagine Tomorrow: News/Video

With the public launch of the Imagine Tomorrow comprehensive campaign on February 1, Ripon College has been featured in a number of news outlets. Here are a few news highlights and video from the campaign launch event at the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin. Ripon Commonwealth Press – “Ripon College Racing Through $50 million Campaign” Fond du Lac Reporter – “Ripon… Continue reading

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Ripon College Launches $50 Million Campaign

Ripon College launched the public phase of its Imagine Tomorrow comprehensive campaign tonight, announcing that $35 million of the stated $50 million campaign goal has been raised since 2010. “Ripon has had such a positive and important influence on the lives and careers of so many people,” said President Zach Messitte. “The commitment of our alumni, faculty, staff and students… 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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Foundation Establishes Chair in Religion and Servant Leadership

The Suzanne and Richard Pieper Family Foundation has funded a new Chair in Religion and Servant Leadership at Ripon College. The foundation has established servant leadership chairs at several Wisconsin colleges and universities. The first holder of Ripon College’s Pieper Chair is David William Scott of the Religion Department. “Universities are the likely places where future leaders in all sectors… Continue reading

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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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