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Ripon College Receives $1 Million Gift to Endow Professorship in Economics

A $1 million dollar gift has been made to Ripon College by Robert and Joan Murray to establish a new endowed professorship in economics. The gift is a tribute “to honor my father, a long-time trustee of the College, and my mother with a gift to the institution of higher learning that meant so much to them and was so… Continue reading

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Politics Center to Host Republican Congressional Primary Debate

The new Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College will host a debate on Friday, August 1, featuring all four of the Republican candidates for the 6th Congressional District. The Wisconsin Primary is August 12. The debate will take place on Friday, August 1, at 5:30 p.m. in Great Hall of Harwood Memorial Union on the Ripon College… Continue reading

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Messitte discusses intelligence oversight in Sun-Times

In an opinion editorial published in the Chicago Sun-Times titled “Going after the CIA’s new family jewels,” Ripon College President Zach Messitte argues for a fundamental shift in intelligence oversight “that better informs the public and conforms U.S. policy to U.S. values.” The op-ed, co-authored by DC lawyer David Halperin, is in response to public comments made in March by… Continue reading

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OPED: Re-imagining Agnew’s Plight in Today’s Political Context

President Zach Messitte and co-author Charles Holden of St. Mary’s College of Maryland ask readers to consider how Spiro Agnew’s fall from politics 40 years ago would play out in today’s “scandal-to-rehabilition” political environment in an opinion editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times. Agnew, the 39th vice president of the U.S., resigned in 1971 amid a cloud of scandal, pleaded no… Continue reading

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President Messitte Predicts Global Events of 2013

Ripon College President Zach Messitte offered his predictions on what global events will shape 2013 as a guest on World Views, a public radio program hosted by Suzette Grillot, dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Messitte forecast serious problems in the Eastern Mediterranean in both Greece and Turkey. “There may not be coups,” Messitte… Continue reading

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