History

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’s Deetz to present keynote at Stratford Hall Teachers Institute

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, a visiting professor of sociology at Randolph, will give the keynote address for the upcoming 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers at historic Stratford Hall. The theme of the program, which takes place from July 26-29, is “Slavery in Virginia 1607-1758.” Deetz will discuss “Slavery and Resistance in the Early Atlantic World: Sowing the... READ MORE >>

History lessons

Shaun Spencer-Hester shows Nour Elkhamra '17 a wall of photos kept by her grandmother, Anne Spencer.

When Nour Elkhamra ’17 moved from Canada to the United States several years ago, she quickly realized life in America is much different from how it’s portrayed in the movies. This summer, she is getting even more lessons in American culture and history as part of a Summer Research project at the Anne Spencer House... READ MORE >>

Randolph introduces new museum and heritage studies major

Students conduct archaeological research on African artifacts.

Beginning in the fall, Randolph College students will be able to take advantage of the College’s newest major, museum and heritage studies. The new interdisciplinary program will introduce students to a rich variety of approaches for presenting and studying visual and material culture. The program is designed for a broad range of students in the... 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 >>

Randolph students inducted into international, national honor societies

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On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2017 inductees are:   Psi Chi (psychology) Melissa Hussey Sydnee C. Waller   Iota Sigma Pi (women in chemistry) Drucilla A. Williams Tetiana Poliakova Sophia S. Dill   Lamda Pi eta (communications) Jordon Long... READ MORE >>

Ragosta returns to Randolph as visiting history professor

Longtime lawyer turned college professor, John Ragosta is returning to Randolph College as a visiting assistant professor in history for the 2016-17 academic year. Ragosta is serving as a sabbatical replacement for John d’Entremont, the Theodore H. Jack Professor of History—a role he also filled during the 2009-10 academic year. This fall, he is teaching... READ MORE >>

Thayer Lecture speaker to discuss WWI’s influence on women

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Randolph College’s annual Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture will examine the importance of World War I in shaping history as well as its influence and effect on the lives of women. Susan R. Grayzel will present the lecture, “Did Women Have a Great War?” on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall (Presser... READ MORE >>

Survivor of Holocaust twin experiments shares message of forgiveness at Randolph

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor has seen the darkest side of human nature. At Randolph on Tuesday, however, she shed some light on the power of forgiveness in even the most extreme circumstances. A native of Romania, Kor and her family were sentenced by the Nazis to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. The 10-year-old... READ MORE >>

Survivor of Holocaust twin experiments to speak at Randolph

Eva Kor

Randolph College is partnering with the Holocaust Education Foundation of Central Virginia to host two special programs this month featuring Eva Mozes Kor, a Holocaust survivor, author, and internationally recognized forgiveness and human rights advocate. Kor is a native of Romania whose family was sentenced by the Nazis to the Auschwitz death camp in 1944.... READ MORE >>