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Alumni Profile: Hilary Smith ’07

Hilary Smith ’07 serves and contributes through biology When Hilary Smith ’07 of Mishawaka, Ind., started at Ripon College, she was a communications major thinking about going into law. But an “Introduction to Biology” class with Prof. Bob Wallace changed the course of her life. “I constantly had questions, and when I’d go up after class, he’d give me a… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Jessie Lillis ’13

Chapter 1: Changes and New Experiences [Editor’s Note: Jessie Lillis ’13, Elizabeth Brown ’13, Kyle Ruedinger ’13, and Amy Browender ’13 are writing alternating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] It’s hard to believe it’s been almost two months since graduation. It seems like just… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Elizabeth Brown ’13

Chapter 1: Opportunities [Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Brown ’13, Jessie Lillis ’13, Kyle Ruedinger ’13, and Amy Browender ’13 are writing alternating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] In the hours after my last final paper was turned in, I came to understand the floating, groundless,… Continue reading

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The Intern Diaries: Samantha Angell

Samantha is a senior psychology and sociology major from Watertown, WI. She is conducting research this summer in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Virginia as part of her involvement with the McNair Scholars Program. She is one of four Ripon College students sharing their stories of research internships and jobs over the course of this summer. What’s… Continue reading

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Williams Defends Wisconsin’s Teacher Preparation Programs

Jeanne Williams, Professor of Educational Studies at Ripon College and President of the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, is in the news defending Wisconsin colleges’ teacher preparation against a report by the nonprofit National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). The NCTQ released a report evaluating 2,420 teaching programs nationwide, and Wisconsin colleges did not fare well, in general,… Continue reading

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