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Penn joins mathematics faculty

Michael Penn

A mathematician who specializes in abstract algebra—and pizza making—is the newest member of Randolph’s mathematics department faculty. In his first semester at Randolph this fall, math professor Michael Penn is teaching Calculus 1 and Linear Algebra and Differential Equations courses. He previously worked as a visiting professor at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Bowdoin College,... READ MORE >>

Internationally known author, filmmaker to discuss gender violence prevention for 2017 Thayer Lecture

Jackson Katz

Randolph College’s 2017 Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture will feature an internationally renowned educator, filmmaker, and cultural theorist who will discuss gender equality and gender and violence prevention. Jackson Katz, Ph.D. will give the lecture, “Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue” on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall (inside Presser Hall).... READ MORE >>

Randolph named one of College Factual’s ‘Best Colleges for the Money’

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Randolph was once again recognized as one of College Factual’s “Best Colleges for the Money” rankings. The College was ranked sixth among institutions in Virginia, and 60th in the Southeast. College Factual’s 2018 rankings also included academics, where Randolph was rated among the top 5 percent in five of the “Most Focused” categories: English Language... READ MORE >>

Randolph president discusses freedom and the liberal arts in Convocation remarks

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President Bradley W. Bateman delivered a message about the strong need for liberal arts graduates in a free society to the College community Wednesday as Randolph College officially marked the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year with Convocation. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE FACEBOOK PAGE The ceremony began with the traditional procession of... READ MORE >>

Sierra Club honors Randolph as a 2017 ‘Cool School’

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Randolph has once again been named a “Cool School” by the Sierra Club. The College was one of 227 higher education institutions across the nation and only one of a handful in Virginia to earn the recognition in 2017. Sierra magazine’s Cool Schools ranking is open to all four-year, degree-granting undergraduate colleges and universities in the... READ MORE >>

Randolph surpasses alumnae and alumni giving goals for FY 2016-17

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Randolph College exceeded its goals for alumnae and alumni financial support during fiscal year 2016-17, raising $2.143 million for the Annual Fund and $8.6 million in total giving. “We are ever grateful for the generosity of our alumnae and alumni and friends of the College,” said President Bradley W. Bateman. “These gifts help ensure that... READ MORE >>

Science + Art Saturdays begin this weekend at Randolph—register now!

A session about taking the perfect selfie, held at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College.

This fall, Randolph College will continue its popular (and free) Science + Art Saturdays, featuring a wide range of scientific and creative ventures. Each session begins at 10 a.m., includes lunch, and is open to any high school student. Laboratory activities are taught by Randolph faculty, and interactive tours and art workshops are taught by staff... READ MORE >>

Randolph to celebrate start of new academic year with Convocation

Seniors sing after the 2016 Convocation ceremony

The Randolph College community will celebrate the official opening of the new academic year with Convocation on Wednesday, August 30, at 4:15 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. The annual event will be the first opportunity for seniors to partake in a much-loved tradition, marching in their graduation robes with stoles decked out with buttons collected... READ MORE >>

Message to the College Community from President Bradley W. Bateman

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Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman sent the following message to faculty, staff, and students on Friday, August 25 regarding the removal of the College’s statue of George Morgan Jones. Dear Randolph Faculty, Staff, and Students, Earlier this week, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees made the decision to remove the statue of George... READ MORE >>

16 Tidbits of Advice for Randolph College First-Years

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Compiled from a Snapchat survey of alums and current students! Let your parents fuss over you. They’ll be gone before you know it, and you’ll miss them. Don’t be a room potato. Use Orientation to meet people and get to know them because most likely they’ll be your bridesmaids/groomsmen at your wedding. You don’t need... READ MORE >>

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