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Pulitzer Prize winner to kick off Randolph’s first M.F.A. residency

Gregory Pardlo

Randolph’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program will celebrate the beginning of its inaugural residency this summer with a Pulitzer Prize winning author. Gregory Pardlo will meet with M.F.A. students this summer. Pardlo’s poetry collection, Digest, won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He has also been selected for fellowships with the Guggenheim Foundation, the... READ MORE >>

Visiting writers event to highlight work by Randolph MFA faculty member

Kaitlyn Greenidge

Randolph’s first Visiting Writers Series event of spring 2018 will feature a reading by Kaitlyn Greenidge, a novelist and faculty member for the College’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program. The program is scheduled Monday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Hall. Greenidge is a Whiting Award winner,... READ MORE >>

Randolph to host international physics tournament for second year

Randolph College Banner

This weekend, Randolph College will welcome to campus high school students and teachers from around the world, industry professionals, and other guests for the annual United States Invitational Young Physicists’ Tournament (USIYPT). This is the second time Randolph has hosted the tournament in the last three years. The tournament begins Saturday, January 27 with rounds... READ MORE >>

Leading expert on ginkgo trees to speak at Randolph

Peter Crane

Internationally renowned botanical researcher and evolutionary plant scientist Peter Crane is one of the first speakers slated to visit Randolph College in 2018. Crane, who is president of the Oak Spring Garden Foundation and author of Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot, will give a free, public lecture on January 24 at 7 p.m. in... READ MORE >>

World-renowned diversity trainer Kesho Scott to speak at Randolph MLK service

Kesho Scott

Kesho Scott, an internationally renowned diversity trainer/consultant, activist, and award-winning author, will be the featured speaker at Randolph College’s annual service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. The event is scheduled Monday, January 22 at 7 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. During her visit to Randolph, Scott will also take time to meet and talk with... READ MORE >>

Top 10 stories of 2017

Sunset over Main Hall and the Red Brick Wall

As 2017 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 students partner with middle schoolers to build a tiny house, M.A.T. program receives national accreditation. Professor prestige: The Princeton Review ranks Randolph in top 20 nationally for... READ MORE >>

Alumnae, area educators share innovative learning strategies at Heick Symposium

Kristin Genova Richardson '79 delivers the keynote for the Heick Symposium.

On Saturday, Randolph hosted a special program for area educators about STEM education and hands-on teaching strategies in sessions led by several of the College’s alumnae as well as local school administrators. The 2017 Heick Symposium on Education featured strategies for EL Education, college and career ready pathways, STEAM and maker spaces, and meeting the... READ MORE >>

Randolph to present Shakespearean tragedy on Halloween weekend

Poster for Macbeth

Cast of Macbeth This Halloween weekend, witchcraft, dark prophecies, and post-apocalyptic imagery will run rampant in Thoresen Theatre. Randolph College’s production of Macbeth opens Thursday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. Directed by theatre professor Stephanie Earl, this supernatural thriller by William Shakespeare dives into the psyches of the power-hungry Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The plot... READ MORE >>

2017 Berlind Symposium to feature artistic perspectives on mass incarceration

Berlind Symposium poster

According to the Prison Policy Initiative, since 1980 the number of prisons in the United States has quadrupled. The American criminal justice system holds more than 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 901 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,163 local jails, and 76 Indian Country jails, as well as in military prisons, immigration... READ MORE >>

Award-winning Jasper String Quartet to perform at Randolph

Jasper String Quartet

On October 20, Randolph College will host the internationally renowned Jasper String Quartet in a guest artist/faculty recital, with Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua at the piano. The performance is free and open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre, inside Smith Memorial Building. Winner of the prestigious... READ MORE >>