Current Ripon News

Is this the election about nothing?

As the American republic approaches its 57th mid-term elections, it does so in a state of disquiet and anxiety. Although the economic recovery from the Great Recession in the United States has clearly outpaced that of most other developed countries, and while more than a decade of costly foreign engagements seem to be winding down, only about 27 percent of… Continue reading

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Attorney general candidate at Ripon College Oct. 15

Brad Schimel, the Republican candidate for Attorney General of Wisconsin, will speak at Ripon College at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15. The program is sponsored by the College’s Center for Politics and the People. It will be held in Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union. A reception will follow. Schimel has served as Waukesha County District Attorney since 2006. In 2011, he… Continue reading

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Congressional candidate Mark Harris to speak Oct. 1 at Ripon College

Mark Harris of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Democratic nominee for Congress for the sixth congressional district, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 on the Ripon College campus. The talk will be in Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union, and is presented through the Center for Politics and the People. The center seeks to promote constructive political debate by informing students, the… Continue reading

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The 13th-and-a-half president of Ripon College? The 13th President II?

On Wednesday, as part of the College’s Homecoming Week festivities, Sara Driebel ’16 of New Berlin, Wisconsin, will attempt to fill some big shoes as she trades places with President Zach Messitte for the day. She will be acting as Messitte in meetings with Administrative Council and the Board of Trustees, and conduct College business. Messitte, in turn, will hit… Continue reading

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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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Award-winning Wisconsin poet reads at Ripon College

Award-winning Wisconsin poet Karla Huston will read from her newest books, “A Theory of Lipstick” and “Outside of a Dog,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the North Reading Room of Lane Library on the Ripon College campus. The reading, which is free and open to all, will be followed by a chance to meet the poet and a… Continue reading

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