Current Ripon News

Hatcher: ‘Number 13′ Superstitions Unavoidable

Professor of Psychology Joe Hatcher contributed to a Gannett News article on the superstition around the number 13 heading into the New Year. Hatcher teaches Ripon College students about superstitions, rituals and phobias. In the article, “2013: Lucky, unlucky or just another year?” Hatcher explains that a great deal of the superstition around the number 13 stems back to the… Continue reading

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OPED: Shopping for the best college deal

Ripon College President Zach Messitte and Ruth Vedvik, principal at Minnesota-based enrollment counseling firm Hardwick-Day, penned an opinion editorial that appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press today on the value of a four-year liberal arts degree. “The value of a four-year liberal arts degree is still worth it, and high school graduates are voting with their applications, but they… Continue reading

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Ripon College President featured in Rivista

Ripon College President Zach Messitte was featured in Rivista, a magazine produced by John Hopkins University’s Bologna Center. In the Rivista interview, Messitte reflected on his teaching philosophy and how it guides his thoughts and decisions as an administrator. “…though research is important,” said Messitte, “teaching should be held with the same high regard. I give lectures but I try… Continue reading

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Colucci Calls for New International Order of Democratic Nations

Dr. Lamont Colucci, an associate professor of politics at Ripon College and a recent Fulbright Scholar to the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, published a blog post on U.S. News and World Report on Dec. 6 entitled, “Replace the United Nations.” In his post, Colucci argues that the United Nations has failed to create stability and order except in instances backed… Continue reading

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Ripon Students Gather Warmth and Words for Area Children

Students in Ripon College’s elementary literacy class (EDU 341) have laid down a challenge called the “Books and Jammies” project. If education students and other members of the Ripon College community collect 75 children’s books paired with warm pajamas by December 5, the Educational Studies faculty will wear their own pajamas for the last day of classes on Friday, December… Continue reading

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Ripon College Wins Ethics Bowl

After a weekend of competition, Ripon College captured the championship in the Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl (UMREB). Ripon’s Ethical Leadership Program Ethics Bowl teams traveled to Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois to compete in the annual event. Ripon’s two teams went 4-0 and 3-1 against teams that included the University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, Valparaiso, Hiram College,… Continue reading

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