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Grab your graduation robes and crazy hats—March 20 is Founders Day

Seniors will wear their graduation robes (decked out in buttons) and funny hats to the ceremony

Randolph College will hold its annual Founders Day celebration Wednesday, March 20, at 5 p.m. by the front steps of Moore Hall. Founders Day is a tradition held each year in March to honor founder and first President William Waugh Smith. Seniors wear their graduation robes to the celebration, which includes a late-afternoon ceremony, a... READ MORE >>

Randolph history professor, art historian to discuss ‘John Brown, Jacob Lawrence, & the Morality of Terror’

A portrait of Jacob Lawrence (left) next to his painting of John Brown’s Arsenal, 1941, gouache on panel, 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches.

On Sunday, March 17, John d’Entremont, Randolph’s Theodore H. Jack Professor of History, and Kathleen Placidi, a local art historian, will examine the violent antislavery exploits of John Brown (1800-1859) and his multiracial band of insurgents as well as his polarizing impact and the ways in which American artists have portrayed him. The event is... READ MORE >>

2019 Science Festival explores ‘The Art and Science of Origami’

Child participating in science activities during the 2018 Science Festival

Did you know there is a mathematical algorithm to the art of origami? Did you also know that the algorithms and theorems of origami design have shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and have solved practical engineering problems? Robert J. Lang, a physicist and one of the world’s leading origami artists, will explain the connection... READ MORE >>

Black Student Alliance hosts first-ever Conference on Social Justice in Education

Black Student Association members pictured with the speakers, Ghislaine Lewis '05 and Noliwe Rooks

Randolph College’s Black Student Alliance (BSA) hosted its first-ever Conference for Social Justice in Education on Saturday. The theme was “Being Black in the Diaspora,” and the program featured panel discussions, workshops, and a keynote by Noliwe Rooks, an Africana studies professor at Cornell University. The conference was designed to provide an opportunity for educators,... READ MORE >>

Visiting Writers Series continues with reading by award-winning poets

Sarah McKinstry-Brown and Marianne Kunkel

Two nationally known poets, Sarah McKinstry-Brown and Marianne Kunkel, will read from their latest works at Randolph’s next Visiting Writers Series event on Wednesday, February 27. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge of Smith Memorial Building. McKinstry-Brown is both a... READ MORE >>

Faculty, staff take center stage in The Show

Faculty and staff pose after their rendition of

On Tuesday night, Randolph students got to see faculty and staff in a new light as they performed their special “talents” in The Show.  The theme for the 2019 event was “The Greatest Show,” inspired by the musical, The Greatest Showman. This year’s iteration of The Show featured singing, dancing, music videos, and other “unique” performances. The event dates... READ MORE >>

Maritime literature expert to lecture on ‘A Natural History of Moby Dick’

Richard J. King

Richard J. King, senior lecturer in literature of the sea with the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, is the featured speaker for the spring 2019 Peyton Lecture at Randolph College. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in Nichols Theatre, inside the Student Center. King will present... READ MORE >>

Black Student Association to host Conference for Social Justice in Education

Randolph College banner

Randolph College’s Black Student Association (BSA) will host its first-ever Conference for Social Justice in Education on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The theme is “Being Black in the Diaspora,” and the program will feature panel discussions, workshops, and a keynote by Noliwe Rooks, an Africana studies professor at Cornell University. The conference... READ MORE >>

Internationally renowned poet, sound artist LaTasha Diggs kicks off spring Visiting Writers Series

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Interdisciplinary poet and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the first featured author in Randolph’s spring 2019 Visiting Writers Series. Diggs will share some of her work at the College on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Memorial Building. The program is free and open to... READ MORE >>

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, love through the ages at the Maier

Poster for Love at the Maier

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will help its patrons and the College community get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with a series of romantic and family activities at the 16th Annual Love at the Maier this weekend, Feb. 8-10. The theme is “Love Through the Ages,” and the complete schedule is listed... READ MORE >>