Current Ripon News

Colucci makes case for restoring U.S. maritime power

In “The Next Secretary’s Task,” published in Defense News, Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, discusses the recent resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and makes a case that restoring U.S. maritime power to its position of strength should be a… Continue reading

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Colucci: New religion is changing outcome of all levels of policy

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, published an opinion editorial in The Washington Times titled “Red Puritanism.” Colucci’s editorial describes “a new religion (that) has swept the western world and is changing the outcome of all levels of policy.” Likening it to… Continue reading

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Megan Gannon publishes book of poetry

Assistant Professor of English Megan Gannon has published a book of poetry, White Nightgown, which is available from Apprentice House Press (https://www.apprenticehouse.com/?product=white-nightgown-poems). From the ruins of ocean liners and model cities, to the dark impulses of Greek myths and biblical narratives, Gannon casts a wide thematic net in tracing the legacy of desire in the 20th and 21st centuries. With… Continue reading

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First-hand experience dealing with domestic violence invaluable for future registered nurse

Biology major Leighanne Lacy ’15 has served as the domestic violence intern this summer at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Her internship was made by the Career Ready Internship Initiative grant program developed by Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. St. Agnes provides intensive care for both inpatients and outpatients, as well as free and confidential psychotherapy and… Continue reading

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Herb planting inspires personal and social change for environmental studies major

Kaitlyn Welzen ’15 of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, has won the National Sodexo Service Award. Welzen is an environmental studies and Spanish major and a sustainability intern for Sodexo. She led the effort to construct and implement a campus hoop house on lower campus. Herbs and greens from the hoop house are served in the dining room during Local Greens Tuesdays.… Continue reading

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Life After Ripon – Ariana Myers ’14

Chapter 2: Ripon Connections [Editor’s Note: Ariana Myers ’14, Nathan Held ’14, and Sophia Kaounas ’14 are writing rotating monthly entries for the Ripon College Newsletter chronicling their post-graduation experiences. We hope you enjoy their perspectives on Life After Ripon!] The first snow has fallen, and the good people of New Jersey have gone into a panic over how to… Continue reading

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