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Reunion 2018 sees highest attendance since 2006

Alumnae interact on front campus at Reunion 2018

More than 400 alumnae and alumni and other visitors were on the Randolph campus this weekend to rekindle old friendships, participate in campus traditions, and much more. With 420 registered participants, Reunion 2018 was the most-attended Reunion since 2006. SEE PHOTOS FROM REUNION In addition to the high attendance, Reunion alumnae and alumni gave generously... READ MORE >>

Turning hydrogen peroxide green

Yuriy Snyder '19 (left) and chemistry professor Jesse Kern test a molecule using computational modeling software

In addition to its antiseptic properties, hydrogen peroxide is used in water treatment, textile and paper bleaching, as detergent, and as an oxidizing agent. But despite its many uses, the production process can be expensive and harmful to the environment. This summer, Randolph chemistry professor Jesse Kern and Yuriy Snyder ’19 are working to find... READ MORE >>

Deetz published in special issue of Slavery and Abolition academic journal

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, visiting professor of sociology, contributed an article to a special issue of Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies. Published June 1, the theme of the issue was “A Forum on Slavery and Universities.” Deetz’s article was entitled, “Finding dignity in a landscape of fear: enslaved women and girls at... READ MORE >>

‘Code Girl’ receives 2018 Alumnae Achievement Award

Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 receives the Alumnae Achievement Award

An alumna who was part of a top-secret operation to decode intercepted Japanese naval codes in World War II is the recipient of Randolph College’s 2018 Alumnae Achievement Award. During the 2018 Reunion, the College recognized Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 with the special award. She was part of the Army Signal Intelligence Service’s cryptology program, and... READ MORE >>

Summer Research tests nutritional value of black rice

Valarie Osei-Akyeampong ’19 works to extract pigment from a sample of rice

One day recently, Ann Fabirkiewicz, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry, was reading about the rising popularity and health benefits of black rice. She had never seen the product in a grocery store, so when she read that it contained more antioxidants than blueberries, she decided to put it to the test. She recruited... READ MORE >>

Students examine immigration, Irish history during study abroad experience

Randolph students at an emigration monument in Ireland

A group of Randolph history students recently spent time in New York City and Ireland studying immigration and emigration, the struggle of the Irish to gain independence from Britain, the Protestant-Catholic divide, and other aspects of Irish culture. Twelve students, along with history professors John d’Entremont and Gerry Sherayko, embarked on the trip, which began... READ MORE >>

Randolph adds 2018 Whiting Award winner to M.F.A. program faculty

Patty Yumi Cottrell (photo by Beowulf Sheehan)

Another nationally known, award-winning author is the newest member of the faculty for Randolph College’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program. Patty Yumi Cottrell, a fiction/nonfiction writer and winner of the 2018 Whiting Award for emerging writers, joins the program, which starts this summer. Cottrell’s first novel, Sorry To Disrupt the Peace, was long-listed for... READ MORE >>

Summer Research project analyzing textbook costs

Lewis Ward '20 and Stephen Krueger, access and outreach services librarian at Randolph, work together in the Lipscomb Library.

The average American college student pays around $1,200 for textbooks during any given academic year, according to Stephen Krueger, the access and outreach services librarian at Randolph. This summer, he and Lewis Ward ’20 are teaming up to see how Randolph compares. For their Summer Research project, Krueger and Ward are examining the maximum and... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces Dean’s List for spring 2018

The Randolph College banner

Randolph College is pleased to announce its Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester: Marie Abowd Meredith Alwine Wajiha Ashraf Elisabeth Ayars Tristina Balsamo Gladys Banton Maggie Bargelski Carter Barnette Shannon Baskin Shearry Bates Elizabeth Beamon Di Bei Jonathan Black Adara Boling Chloe Brazzi Anh Bui Jessica Burroughs Ho’ola Bush Travis Byram Alexis Calloway Tyler... READ MORE >>

Kenny appointed as vice president for finance and administration

Robert Kenny

Randolph College announced the appointment of Robert P. Kenny as the vice president for finance and administration on Friday. Kenny comes to Randolph after serving a three-year term as president after serving a year as interim president for Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Before his appointment at Goddard, Kenny served as vice president for finance... READ MORE >>

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