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An Open Letter from President Bateman

President Bradley W. Bateman has issued the following open letter to the campus community: During the last few days, there has been widespread uncertainty and confusion created by the President’s Executive Order banning all new refugees and visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. As I am sure you have read, students at other universities have... READ MORE >>

Randolph theatre department to join national Ghostlight Project

This Thursday, January 19, Randolph College’s theatre department will join more than 500 professional, high school, and university theatre programs across the nation to create a “light” as a pledge to protect values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for all. Participants in the Ghostlight Project at Randolph will gather in Thoresen Theatre lobby at 5:15... READ MORE >>

Randolph president signs President’s Resilience Commitment for climate action

President Bradley W. Bateman signs the President's Resilience Commitment organized by Second Nature. Standing are (from left) Rick Barnes, professor of psychology and environmental studies and the Mary Sabel Girard Chair in Psychology; Sarah Sojka, professor of physics and environmental studies; Sara Woodward '16, sustainability coordinator; Michael Maningas, assistant dean of students; and Karin Warren, Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies.

Today, Randolph College strengthened its commitment to environmental sustainability when President Bradley W. Bateman signed the President’s Resilience Commitment. The document, organized by the nonprofit Second Nature, pledges that Randolph will develop a plan for climate resiliency. Per the agreement, the College will incorporate a joint campus-community task force and submit an annual review of... READ MORE >>

Countdown: Top 10 stories of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we have compiled a list of the top 10 stories to recap some of the College’s biggest news from the past year: Randolph celebrates its 125th anniversary with Founders’ Day, the first-ever Academic Smack Down, a Birthday Party, and more Randolph celebrates its best giving year ever Two alumnae win... READ MORE >>

Randolph to participate in global day of giving Nov. 29

Giving Tuesday logo

On November 29, Randolph College will once again join #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday... READ MORE >>

Grant will fund new energy conservation technology at Randolph

Randolph College has been awarded a Phase 1 Energy Conservation grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. The 2:1 matching grant of $30,666 will go toward improvements that will reduce the College’s overall energy consumption. Specifically, the grant funds will assist the College in installing three new sub-meters, relocating two existing sub-meters, updating the sub-metering... READ MORE >>

Skip Kughn returns as interim vice president for institutional advancement

Skip Kughn, former vice president for institutional advancement, will return to Randolph in November to serve in his former position on an interim basis. Kughn will replace Kenneth St. Charles, who is returning to his alma mater in New Orleans to serve as president. St. Charles, who came to Randolph in 2015 from Xavier University... READ MORE >>

College reflects on history, looks to future at 125th Anniversary Convocation

President Bradley W. Bateman speaks during Randolph's 125th Anniversary Convocation.

Alumnae and alumni, current students, and leaders from throughout Randolph’s and R-MWC’s history gathered in Smith Hall Theatre Saturday for a culminating celebration of the College’s 125th anniversary. A procession of delegates from each decade of graduating classes as well as current faculty members filed into the theatre, and Gordon Steffey, the Barbara Boyle Lemon... READ MORE >>

Alumna makes bequest gift to support STEM scholarships for women

When she attended Reunion earlier this year, Johanne Pryor ’61 was overwhelmed by fond memories, like the Odd class traditions, and the many changes on campus. In addition to her support for the College and donating her class ring in the past, the event prompted her to make a sizeable bequest to support scholarships for... READ MORE >>

Randolph residence hall receives LEED certification

Wright Hall

Wright Hall is the first building on the Randolph campus to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 108-year-old residence hall underwent major renovations last year, including the installation of a new HVAC system, an elevator, new furniture, new laundry rooms, and remodeled restrooms. Specific improvements were... READ MORE >>

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