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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Colucci on Paris terrorist attack

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, wrote an opinion piece about the terrorist attack in Paris that was published by U.S. News & World Report. In “A Call to Arms: Terrorists will never back down unless the West acts forcefully,” Colucci declares,… 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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Colucci writes about new world power conflict

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, had a piece published in the January/February 2015 edition of World Affairs. “Great Power Conflict: Will It Return?” addresses “ominous parallels between the cauldron that created the conflict of the Great War (World War I) and… Continue reading

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