Political Science

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 >>

Randolph team earns Distinguished Delegation Award at national Model UN conference

Randolph students and alumnae at a chapter event in New York City hosted by Lorena Kern '72

Last week, Randolph College sent a delegation of students to an international summit in New York City, where they discussed international relations and proposed solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Fifteen Randolph students represented Equatorial Guinea in the 2018 Model United Nations conference March 18-22. The team received special recognition for its... READ MORE >>

Randolph students to debate multicultural ethical issues in VFIC Ethics Bowl

From left, Christian Ridenour ’18, Paul Hartman '18, Tristina Balsamo ’18, and Helen Macnamara '18 will represent Randolph College in the 2018 VFIC Ethics Bowl.

Four students from Randolph College will participate in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ (VFIC) 19th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on Feb. 11-12 on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College. Randolph’s team will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities, deliberating a variety of... READ MORE >>

Alumna hired as Illinois governor’s chief of staff

Kristina Rasmussen (photo from Illinois Policy Institute)

Kristina Rasmussen ’04 was recently named chief of staff for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. Rasmussen previously served as president of the Illinois Policy Institute. She joined the policy institute in Springfield in 2009, following three years of work for the National Taxpayers Union in Washington, D.C., where she was director of governmental affairs. After earning... 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 >>

Randolph professors co-author chapter in new book on political messaging

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Vincent Vecera, a political science professor, and Danielle Currier, a sociology professor, have co-authored a chapter in the book, Political Communication & Strategy: Consequences of the 2014 Midterm Elections, which will be published by University of Akron Press this fall. The chapter was based off of Vecera’s research project, “The Social Construction of Women’s Interests... READ MORE >>

Randolph students engage in political debates at VFIC Ethics Bowl

(From left) Christian Ridenour '18, Danish Roshan '18, and Katya Schwab '17 deliberate during the 2017 VFIC Ethics Bowl.

A team of Randolph College students traveled to Virginia Wesleyan College this weekend to debate issues of “U.S. Presidential Election Politics” in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ (VFIC) 18th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl. Randolph’s team, which consisted of Katya Schwab ’17, Danish Roshan ’18, and Christian Ridenour ’18, competed against teams... READ MORE >>

Randolph students to deliberate ‘Ethics and U.S. Presidential Politics’ in statewide Ethics Bowl

Members of the 2016 Ethics Bowl team discuss their answer to a question.

Three students from Randolph College will participate in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ (VFIC) 18th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on February 12-13 on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. The Randolph College team will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges... READ MORE >>

Summer Research explores links between food access and incarceration

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For two years, communication studies professor J. Nikol Beckham has helped inmates earn their associate’s degrees at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. This summer, she and two Randolph students are combining her interest in food deserts and her passion for helping those who are incarcerated with a Summer Research project looking at nutritional education... READ MORE >>