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Ragosta returns to Randolph as visiting history professor

Longtime lawyer turned college professor, John Ragosta is returning to Randolph College as a visiting assistant professor in history for the 2016-17 academic year. Ragosta is serving as a sabbatical replacement for John d’Entremont, the Theodore H. Jack Professor of History—a role he also filled during the 2009-10 academic year. This fall, he is teaching... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor a finalist for national award

Peter Sheldon

Randolph College physics professor Peter Sheldon was one of just 11 educators in the nation to be named a finalist for the Society of Physics Students (SPS) Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. Sheldon was nominated for the award by the students he supervises in Randolph’s SPS chapter. Zach Vernon ’18, Randolph SPS chapter president, said Sheldon... READ MORE >>

Vintage botanical wall chart from Randolph featured in international publication

One of the botanical wall charts from the College's collection

A botanical wall chart from Randolph College’s Natural History and Archaeology Collection is featured in a recently published catalog of such wall charts from around the world. The book by Anna Laurent, The Botanical Wall Chart: Art from the Golden Age of Discovery, is an overview of botanical teaching charts from the 19th and 20th... READ MORE >>

Virginia Living names Randolph among the Commonwealth’s Top High Schools and Colleges

Virginia Living Top High Schools & Colleges 2016 badge

Randolph has once again been named one of the Commonwealth’s Top High Schools & Colleges for 2016 in Virginia by Virginia Living. In its special State of Education bound-in supplement to the October 2016 issue, Virginia Living lists Randolph among its top public and private high schools and four- and two-year colleges leading the way... READ MORE >>

Alumna returns to teach physics

Kacey Meaker

When she was a senior at Randolph, Kacey Meaker ’08 jokingly told a friend that one day she would return here to teach. It took eight years, but her prediction came true. Meaker is serving this year as a visiting professor in physics. Meaker just recently earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley,... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosting presidential film series

Leading up to the United States presidential election in November, Randolph College will show a series of presidential-themed films, each followed by a discussion about politics and gender, ethics, leadership, and history. The series begins this Monday, September 12, with Election (1999). Sociology professor Danielle Currier will lead the discussion. On Monday, October 24, communication... READ MORE >>

Sheldon wins Academic Smack Down for the sciences

Physics professor Peter Sheldon (center, left) shows off his championship belt.

As the crowd erupted in deafening cheers and chants of his name, physics professor Peter Sheldon accepted the championship belt as winner of Randolph’s first-ever Academic Smack Down Wednesday night. Sporting a lab coat and bringing his own robot, Sheldon represented the sciences in the playful debate between disciplines, which was designed to help students... READ MORE >>

Sierra Club names Randolph a ‘Cool School’ for 2016

Randolph students are highly involved in the College's sustainable practices. Pictured is a workshop on strawbale construction led by Jessy Spencer '17 this summer.

Randolph is one of 201 higher education institutions across the nation to be named a “2016 Cool School” by the Sierra Club. Only three other Virginia schools earned the honor. Participation in Sierra magazine’s Cool Schools ranking is open to all four-year, degree-granting undergraduate colleges and universities in the United States. Sierra scores participating schools based on... READ MORE >>

Gross joins Randolph psychology faculty

Blair Gross

Most new faculty don’t even see their students until the first day of class, but psychology professor Blair Gross was already getting to know some of hers when she helped them move in to their residence halls prior to new student orientation. Gross is the newest member of Randolph College’s psychology program, and is teaching... READ MORE >>

Randolph receives high marks from College Factual, Washington Monthly

Randolph College was recently named one of College Factual’s “Best for the Money” institutions and was ranked as one of the top 200 liberal arts colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly. College Factual rated Randolph among the top 15 percent of colleges in the nation in its “Best for the Money” rankings for 2017.... READ MORE >>

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