Current Ripon News

Rofer ’63 Weighs in on Destroying Chemical Weapons in Syria

Cheryl Rofer ’63 has been consulted by numerous news outlets in the past week as the United States weighs military action in Syria. Rofer worked at the Los Alamos national laboratory for 35 years where, amongst other things, she supervised a team developing supercritical water oxidation for destruction of hazardous wastes, including chemical warfare agents. Today she is the CEO… Continue reading

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Anthropology talks open to the public at Ripon library

Globalization and cross-cultural differences in family structure will be addressed in talks this fall at the Ripon Public Library. Emily Stovel, chair of the anthropology department and coordinator of the Museum Studies Program at Ripon College, will be the speaker. The talks are aimed at broadening the learning community in the Ripon area. They are free and open to the… Continue reading

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Acclaimed jazz performers at Ripon College

The Matt Ulery Group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in C. J. Rodman Center for the Arts on the Ripon College campus. The performance is presented as part of the Chamber Music and Jazz at Ripon Series. Ulery, a Chicago-based bassist and composer, has been performing since age 14. He plays many styles of music, including the entire… Continue reading

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Messitte Op-Ed: Time for Washington Redskins to rethink name

Ripon College President Zach Messitte penned an opinion piece titled “Time to rethink Redskins name” that appeared in the September 9, 2013 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In the piece, Messitte, a Washington D.C. transplant and professed fan of the Washington NFL team, discusses the NFL’s path forward and the difficulties inherent in a name change. He also examines… Continue reading

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U.S. News & World Report Lists Ripon as a Great School at a Great Price

U.S. News & World Report unveiled their 2014 Best College rankings, and Ripon College made the list of National Liberal Arts Colleges that offer students the best value. In a 40 school list dominated by schools on the East coast, Ripon College was ranked 33rd in the nation, and was the only Wisconsin college to meet the criteria for the… Continue reading

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Milwaukee Symphony performing at Ripon College

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin’s largest cultural organization, returns to Ripon College Sunday, Sept. 29, for its 41st appearance on campus as part of the Caestecker Fine Arts Series. The concert will begin at 3:15 p.m. in the J.M. Storzer Center. Selections will include “Overture to Guillaume Tell (William Tell),” by Gioachino Rossini; Suite No. 1 from “Peer Gynt,” Opus… Continue reading

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