Current Ripon News

Philip Mack ’10 Wins Philosophy Prize

An interest in a wide range of topics and a serendipitous enrollment in a different kind of seminar have led to Philip Mack ’10 winning the most recent American Philosophical Association’s Essay Prize in Latin American Thought. The paper which won Mack the prize was “Should a Concept of Truth be attributed to Nahuatl Thought? Preserving ‘The Colonial Difference’ between… Continue reading

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Alum’s new book on birding provides narrative in love and risk-taking

A hobby of birding led Bradley McDonald ’88 to publish a new book, Boobies, Peckers and Tits: One Man’s Naked Perspective. McDonald, chief executive officer of the Wapiti Medical Group in Milbank, South Dakota, chronicles his adventures in attempting to spot more bird species while nude than anyone else ever has. “It was quite a project and maybe even what… Continue reading

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Internship leads psychology major toward her goals

A summer internship and participation in the McNair Scholars Program at Ripon College are helping psychology major Emily Connovich ’15, of Marinette, Wisconsin, toward her goal of a better future. Connovich had a difficult childhood. Her parents divorced when she was young, and for a short time she was homeless. “One moment you’re in a family, and the next moment… Continue reading

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John Harper to address Cold War foreign policy of George Kennan

Dr. John Harper, professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), will speak at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in East Hall Little Theater on the Ripon College campus. All are invited to attend, and refreshments will be served. The subject of Harper’s talk is “The Outsider as Insider: George Kennan’s Attempt to… Continue reading

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Hunger awareness event part of all-campus food drive

The hunger needs of people living in the Ripon area are being spotlighted by the annual Empty Bowls project, sponsored by Ripon College’s Center for Social Responsibility. David William Scott, the Pieper Chair of Servant Leadership at Ripon College, says about 50 million Americans — or one in six — are living in food-insecure households. “While hunger may not be… Continue reading

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Annual grant brings Jewish traditions to campus

The Jewish Chautauqua Society believes that courses about Jewish religion and culture are an important part of helping students achieve and promote a better understanding between Jews and nonJews. This will help diminish discrimination of Jews. So, for the past 20 years, Ripon College has received a financial contribution from the society to help pay a stipend for a rabbi… Continue reading

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