Current Ripon News

Major Fest Set for Tuesday

Ripon College’s Career Development Office will be hosting Major Fest in Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union on Tuesday, October 15 at 11:15 a.m. Major Fest is a showcase of academic departments in one location, and it provides first-year students and sophomores who have not yet declared a major to learn about the different majors and minors at Ripon College. The… 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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Ripon College Hosts WPSA/WSA Conference

Ripon College is hosting the joint annual meeting of the Wisconsin Sociological Association and the Wisconsin Political Science Association on October 11, 2013. This year’s conference is focused on the theme: “The Global Financial Crisis and its Social, Cultural, and Political Consequences.” The organizations selected the theme because it, “reflects the many fiscal challenges that we are facing in our… Continue reading

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Steinway Dedication Recital

Ripon College’s new Steinway concert grand piano will be officially dedicated during a recital Friday, Oct. 4. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts. The piano arrived last spring after it was purchased with a gift from the estate of Frank Brewster ’65. The guest artist for the recital will… Continue reading

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Willoughby Article in Nature

Patrick Willoughby, Ripon College Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was part of a group of researchers from the University of Minnesota who published an article in the most recent edition of Nature. The article, “Alkane desaturation by concerted double hydrogen atom transfer to benzyne” reports on “… a desaturation reaction of simple, unactivated alkanes that is mechanistically unique.” The work, authored… Continue reading

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Lane Library Expands E-Book Offerings

Lane Library officially announced the expansion of their eBook offerings for Ripon College students, faculty, and staff. Thanks to a new subscription to EBSCO Academic, the library’s eBook offerings rose from 3,000 volumes to over 120,000. The new subscription was made possible, in part, through a gift from the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund. Amy Rachuba, Assistant Librarian for Resource Services,… Continue reading

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