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The science behind love could help strengthen love

All you need is love. The sentiment of this bumper-sticker lyric of the Beatles also is repeated by the most profound mystics, by experimental subjects ingesting psychedelics while facing terminal illness, by poets and writers, and even by astronauts viewing the earth from outer space. Can science tell us anything about Love that these other sources cannot? Yes. For example,… Continue reading

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Movie ‘Dear White People’ to be shown

The movie “Dear White People” will be presented Friday, Feb. 13, as part of Black History Month activities on campus. The viewing will begin at 7 p.m. in Bear Auditorium, Farr Hall of Science. “Dear White People” is a social satire about a campus culture war between blacks and whites that comes to a head when the staff of a… Continue reading

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Achievements of black women to be recognized in talk Wednesday

As part of Black History Month, Brittany Jones will present a talk Wednesday, Feb. 11, about “Unheard Voices of African-American Women.” The program will begin at 6 p.m. in the Dahm Heritage Room of S.N. Pickard Commons. The talk will address black women throughout history who played enormous roles in social movements — specifically the Civil Rights Movement — yet… Continue reading

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Wisconsin jazz pianist performs Feb. 13

Award-winning jazz pianist John Harmon of Winneconne, Wisconsin, will perform at Ripon College Feb. 13 as part of the Chamber Music and Jazz at Ripon series. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts. Ticket information is available by calling 920-748-8126. Harmon, known as “Wisconsin’s Gentle Poet of Jazz,” first developed… Continue reading

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Colucci on Obama’s foreign policy strategies

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 criticizing President Obama’s foreign policy positions that was published by U.S. News & World Report. Click here to read the full article. http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2015/01/30/obamas-foreign-policy-has-left-the-world-in-a-mess Calling it “a foreign policy vacuum,” Colucci asserts that… Continue reading

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Fiction author V.V. Ganeshananthan to read Feb. 5

Fiction writer V.V. Ganeshananthan, author of Love Marriage, will give a reading from her work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in Lane Library. Admission is free. Her visit is sponsored by the College’s Visiting Writers Series. Ganeshananthan is a fiction writer and journalist. She grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and has lived in Virginia, Iowa, New Hampshire, New York,… Continue reading

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