Current Ripon News

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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Colucci Weighs in on Syria Debate

In a U.S. News & World Report article posted on Sep.1, 2013, Lamont Colucci, Associate Professor of Politics and Government at Ripon College and coordinator of the National Security Studies program, called on the Obama administration “to develop a concrete and definitive plan for removing the Assad regime…” In the article, Colucci claims the necessity for military intervention is justified… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: José Miguel Alemán ’78 changes Panama through political activity

José Miguel Alemán ’78 of Panama City, Panama, spent much of his childhood in Washington, D.C., where his father, Roberto Alemán Zubieta, was a leading negotiator for the Robles-Johnson Treaties and later ambassador of Panama to the United States. Alemán earned a degree in politics and government from Ripon College and his juris doctor degree from Tulane University in Louisiana.… Continue reading

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13 for ’13: Pleiss Morris and Students Heading to Blackfriars

Ann Pleiss Morris, Assistant Professor of English at Ripon College, will be traveling with a group of five students to the Blackfriars Conference in Staunton, Virginia on October 23-27. Two of the Ripon College students on the trip will be presenting their own academic work at the conference. Amanda Finn ’14 will be presenting “Epicoene or Epicene: How Stage Directions… Continue reading

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