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Randolph presents 2018 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College presented numerous  students on Wednesday with academic and leadership awards. The annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony honors students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. Academic Awards Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence: Morgan Osburn and Stacey Samuels Best... READ MORE >>

Declassified: Code Girls

Dorothy Braden Bruce ‘42 holds a copy of the recently released book that details her previously top secret experiences as a WWII codebreaker for the U.S. Army.

Alumna’s role in top secret military program finally revealed Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 was one of the first to learn that the Japanese had surrendered and World War II was over—she even knew before President Harry Truman. But for 70 years, she and the rest of a top secret group of women recruited by the... READ MORE >>

Life Lessons: VDEQ internship gives Randolph student a taste of environmental science field

Alyssa Umberger '17

One of the most important lessons Alyssa Umberger ’17 has learned about her chosen career field is that there are two completely different aspects of environmental science work. Sometimes environmental scientists spend extensive time outdoors, tracking air pollution and water quality. Other times, scientists sit at a desk writing permits and analyzing data. Thanks to... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors students with 2017 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College students were recognized on Wednesday with numerous academic and leadership awards. This annual event honors students who have excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. SEE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE FACEBOOK PAGE Academic Departmental Awards included:   Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis... READ MORE >>

Willis brings investment expertise to Randolph College Board of Trustees

Katherine Clay Willis '89

As one of the newest members of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, Katherine Clay Willis ’89 has found her investment and finance experience, as well as communication and critical thinking skills, to be her most helpful skills. Willis believes that improving education is the key to narrowing the socioeconomic divide in the United States... READ MORE >>

Francoise Watts responds to Paris terrorist attacks

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WSET-TV interviewed Francoise Watts, a professor of romance languages at Randolph and native of France, following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. See the video interview at https://wset.com/news/local/local-professor-shares-french-perspective-on-paris-attacks.... READ MORE >>

Who Started World War I?

Gerry Sherayko, associate professor of history

The assassination that sparked World War I just over 100 years ago is only one of many complex causes that led up to the war, said Gerry Sherayko, a Randolph history professor. Understanding the other factors will help people have a better understanding of how the tragedy of the war unfolded. This weekend, Sherayko will... READ MORE >>

Lunch and Learn sessions connect students with faculty

Classics professor Susan Stevens discusses her research with students at a Lunch and Learn session.

Randolph students have a new opportunity to learn from professors in an informal setting this semester. Each Monday, the Center for Student Research sponsors a “Lunch and Learn” that invites students to dine with professors for informal discussions about one professor’s research and creative work. The program was organized to help students become more engaged... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosts Alliance Francaise lecture

Randolph College will host a lecture for the Alliance Francaise of Lynchburg at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Nichols Theatre. Marie-Therese Killiam, a professor of French at Sweet Briar College, will present the talk, “From Charlemagne to Napoleon: writing history through art and war.” A reception will follow.... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosts French professor for discussion of antisemitism in France

A lecture today at Randolph will shed light on the problem of persistent antisemitism in France. Gayle Zachmann, a professor from the University of Florida, will present “The Silent Enemy of the Republic: Jews…or Antisemitism? Reflections of Jews, Jewishness, and Antisemitism in France (1789-2013)” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, in Nichols Theatre in the... READ MORE >>