Current Ripon News

Former Gang Members to Tell Their Stories

Two former gang members turned hate-prevention experts, Frank Meeink and Sammy Rangel, will talk about their experiences in a presentation Tuesday, 11/12 on the Ripon College campus. “There is Life After Hate” will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Bear Auditorium, Farr Hall. The speakers will share their separate journeys from lives of street violence, into the prison system,… Continue reading

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Lead actor enjoys the experience of ‘Rabbit Hole’

As a sophomore in high school, Joey Johns ’14 was asked to join an acting troupe in order to perform at competitions. He had just begun acting, and it was his experience with this club that has kept the non-traditional student from Ripon, Wis., performing for the last 14 years. “The sense of community and competitive support at that event… Continue reading

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Ripon College Receives $500,000 Grant from Mead Witter Foundation

Ripon College has received a $500,000 grant from the Mead Witter Foundation, Inc., of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., to enhance the Mead Witter Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund to a total of $1 million. “Ripon College is very proud of our historical commitment to educating generations of young Wisconsinites,” said Zach Messitte, president of Ripon College. “The generosity and foresight of the… Continue reading

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Tender drama ‘Rabbit Hole’ to run at Ripon College

“Rabbit Hole,” by David Lindsay-Abaire, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play for drama, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 through 16 in Benstead Theatre, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the Ripon College campus. Robert Amsden, professor of theatre, is directing the play about a family moving ahead with a tremendous burden of grief. The play’s witty dialogue… Continue reading

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Ripon College Receives $565,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Ripon College has received a two-year, $565,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support four new faculty appointments in the Humanities and incorporate non-Western subject matter into the curriculum. The grant was made by the foundation’s Liberal Arts Colleges Program. “Ripon College is fortunate to have a first rate faculty that is fundamentally committed to teaching, research and… Continue reading

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Historian and Foreign Policy Analyst Max Boot to Present at Ripon College

On November 6, 2013, the International Relations Club of Ripon College will be sponsoring a presentation by Max Boot, one of America’s leading military historians and foreign policy analysts. The presentation will take place at 4:30 PM in Harwood Memorial Union’s Great Hall. Boot currently serves as the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council… Continue reading

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