Current Ripon News

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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Schatzinger examines “Walk-o-meter” on Inauguration Day

Assistant Professor of Politics and Government Henrik Schatzinger was quoted in a Politifact article examining the outlook of Governor Scott Walker’s second term. According to Schatzinger, despite the fact that Walker’s party gained seats in both the Republican-controlled Assembly and the Senate some challenges and “tough choices” remain for the second-term governor of Wisconsin. “Walker’s nascent presidential campaign could prove… Continue reading

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An interview with Brazil’s new foreign minister

Brazilian Ambassador to the United States Mauro Vieira was named on New Year’s Eve to be the new Brazilian Foreign Minister, the government’s official news agency said. Ripon College President Zach Messitte interviewed Vieira in February 2012 as host of the award-winning radio program “World Views,” syndicated on National Public Radio. Vieira discussed his country’s economic success, energy future and… Continue reading

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Suffragette Carrie Chapman Catt and Ripon

This week marks the 155th birthday of Carrie Chapman Catt, one of the leading figures in the women’s suffrage movement in the early 20th century. She headed the successful effort to secure passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Afterward, she founded the League of Women Voters. She was born Carrie Clinton Lane on Jan. 9, 1859, in… Continue reading

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Colucci makes case for restoring U.S. maritime power

In “The Next Secretary’s Task,” published in Defense News, Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, discusses the recent resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and makes a case that restoring U.S. maritime power to its position of strength should be a… Continue reading

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Colucci: New religion is changing outcome of all levels of policy

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, published an opinion editorial in The Washington Times titled “Red Puritanism.” Colucci’s editorial describes “a new religion (that) has swept the western world and is changing the outcome of all levels of policy.” Likening it to… Continue reading

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