Current Ripon News

Determination, goal-setting leads swimmer to record-breaking times

During a meet at Grinnell College on Dec. 5-6, the Red Hawks swim team took down nine school records. In the 200 breaststroke, freshman Gabby Horstmeier finished with a time of 2:34.47, breaking the program’s longest-standing record set 23 years ago by Ripon College Athletic Hall of Famer Sara Soffa ’94. Horstmeier also participated in three record-breaking team events. Her… Continue reading

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Alumnus brings medical expertise to Peru

Although August is a busy month for Dr. David Janssen ’81 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a board-certified plastic surgeon with Fox Valley Plastic Surgery, he answered the call when he was contacted by Women for World Health. Janssen traveled with the organization to Peru for 10 days during the high point of the South American winter season to serve medical needs… Continue reading

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Programming set for Martin Luther King, Jr. Week celebrations

Ripon College will pay tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the week spanning Jan. 25-Jan. 31, 2015. The theme for the week’s festivities is “Race and the (In)Justice System.” Schedule of Events Sunday 1/25: Keynote Speaker Joseph Frey, 6 p.m., Bear Auditorium, Farr Hall of Science. Joseph Frey of Wisconsin was wrongfully convicted of rape and… Continue reading

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Steve Martin on the formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations

Associate Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department Steve Martin wrote an article for the journal Voices of Democracy about the formation of the Congress of Industrial Organization and how it was influenced and shaped by the actions of John L. Lewis. The article, published in 2013, was titled “John L. Lewis, ‘Speech at the Fifty‐Fifth Annual Convention of… Continue reading

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Schatzinger examines “Walk-o-meter” on Inauguration Day

Assistant Professor of Politics and Government Henrik Schatzinger was quoted in a Politifact article examining the outlook of Governor Scott Walker’s second term. According to Schatzinger, despite the fact that Walker’s party gained seats in both the Republican-controlled Assembly and the Senate some challenges and “tough choices” remain for the second-term governor of Wisconsin. “Walker’s nascent presidential campaign could prove… Continue reading

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An interview with Brazil’s new foreign minister

Brazilian Ambassador to the United States Mauro Vieira was named on New Year’s Eve to be the new Brazilian Foreign Minister, the government’s official news agency said. Ripon College President Zach Messitte interviewed Vieira in February 2012 as host of the award-winning radio program “World Views,” syndicated on National Public Radio. Vieira discussed his country’s economic success, energy future and… Continue reading

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