Bradley W. Bateman

Randolph president pledges support for Paris Agreement

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This week, Randolph College President Bradley W. Bateman joined more than 1,219 governors, mayors, business leaders, and colleges and universities from across the nation in signing a pledge to continue efforts to reduce carbon emissions and uphold the conditions of the Paris Agreement. The climate declaration, titled “We Are Still In,” is a response to... READ MORE >>

Randolph sends forth Class of 2017

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On a sunny Mother’s Day morning, families, friends, faculty, and staff gathered in the Dell to celebrate the Randolph College Class of 2017. The message of the day was one of perseverance in difficult times and the importance of expressing gratitude for accomplishments in life. MORE COMMENCEMENT 2017 COVERAGE At the ceremony, 144 graduates were... READ MORE >>

A Part of History

Randolph College students, faculty, and staff join the Women's March on Washington.

Randolph students join historic Women’s March on Washington... READ MORE >>

The Atlantic publishes article by President Bateman

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An article by Randolph College President Bradley W. Bateman was featured on The Atlantic’s website recently. Bateman’s article addresses President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan and imagines how famed British economist John Maynard Keynes would react to the proposed budget. You can read the article in its entirety at https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/04/trump-infrastructure-keynes/522204/.... READ MORE >>

An Open Letter from President Bateman

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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 names Nancy Cable as 2017 Commencement speaker

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Nancy J. Cable, president of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, will serve as Randolph College’s 2017 Commencement speaker. Commencement is scheduled for May 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. in The Dell on Randolph’s campus. Recognized nationally as a leader in higher education access, finance, and affordability, Cable is known for her achievements in widening access... 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 >>

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 >>

Randolph president emphasizes value of free speech in Convocation remarks

Convocation speakers: Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman (left), Student Government President Eva Heitbrink '17, and Chaplain Jennifer Moore.

Read Dr. Bradley W. Bateman’s Convocation Address (PDF) The Randolph College community celebrated the official opening of the 2016-17 academic year with Convocation on Tuesday. The ceremony began with the procession of faculty and seniors into Smith Hall Theatre. Seniors wore traditional funny hats and graduation robes decorated with buttons as they exchanged cheers and... READ MORE >>

Randolph receives $7.82 million gift

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Randolph College recently received a $7.82 million gift—the second largest individual gift in the College’s history. The gift, which will provide scholarships for students, was a bequest from Laura Maud Battle Winstead ’50 and her husband, Emerson Clarence. “This transformative gift is a wonderful testament to the commitment of a very special couple to this... READ MORE >>