Political Science

In the room where it happens: Kirby Tidmore ’20 working as legislative intern on Capitol Hill

Kirby Tidmore

This summer, Kirby Tidmore ’20 is living and working in the nation’s capitol as a legislative intern for U.S. Congressman Doug Collins. Collins serves as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and has represented Georgia’s 9th congressional district since 2013. “Working in his office is an incredible and unique opportunity to experience the legislative... READ MORE >>

Celebrating the Right to Vote: Profile of an R-MWC suffragist

Students dressed in 1920 apparel

As the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, Randolph College remembers its alumnae who fought for the right to vote. Leading up to the amendment’s passage in Congress on June 4, 1919, students at then-Randolph-Macon Woman’s College were highly involved in the women’s suffrage movement, even starting an Equal... READ MORE >>

Lauren Appel ’20 participates in national summit on nuclear weapons

Lauren Appel '20 leads an interest meeting at Randolph for the No Lost Generation Student Initiative

Lauren Appel ’20 was recently one of 15 college students from across the nation who participated in a weeklong program designed to develop the next generation of Catholic nuclear nonproliferation specialists and activists. The program was coordinated by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame in cooperation with the... READ MORE >>

Capitol venture: Randolph grad lands role with 2020 presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Cory Booker

Rashan Colbert works in the U.S. Capitol as a research aide for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker

The son of a career Air Force officer, Rashan Colbert ’11 has always aspired to serve his country. After graduating from Randolph, he contemplated joining the military or U.S. Foreign Service, among many other career fields. Ultimately, he followed the advice of his sister, Surayyah Colbert ’03, to take an unpaid internship with U.S. Rep.... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>

Randolph students earn Honorable Mention Delegation Award at Model United Nations

Students met Ahmen Botan Dhakkar, senior advisor to the Permanent Mission of Somalia to the UN.

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. Randolph students represented Somalia in the 2019 Model United Nations conference April 14-18. The team received special recognition for its work, earning... READ MORE >>

Laura Pennington Briggs ’08 gives TED Talk about freelance work

Laura Pennington Briggs '08

Laura Pennington Briggs ’08, a legal SEO blog writer and strategist, recently released her TED Talk, “The Future is Freelancing.” At Randolph, Briggs majored in economics and political science, and she earned a master’s degree in political science and Ph.D. in public administration/policy from Virginia Tech. In addition to her TED Talk, Briggs contributed her... READ MORE >>

Honor roll: Students inducted into national, international 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 2019 inductees were: Psi Chi (Psychology) Rabiea Ashraf Waijha Ashraf Maida Choudery Alex Conway Tori Green Kyosuke Takano Agnes Reyes Merced   Phi Alpha Theta (History) Rebecca E. Lesnak Alexandra Murgas   Omicron Delta... READ MORE >>

Wardlow, Mueller selected for summer 2019 National Gallery, London internships

Sarah Wardlow and Sarah Mueller will intern at the National Gallery, London this summer

Randolph College recently named Sarah Wardlow ’20 and Sarah Mueller ’20 as recipients of its prestigious summer internships at the National Gallery, London. Wardlow and Mueller will spend eight weeks living in London and working in the Gallery’s development department and Research Centre. They are supported by an academic partnership between Randolph and the National... READ MORE >>

Vecera recognized for earning tenure

Vincent Vecera

Randolph College will recognize Vince Vecera, a political science professor, for earning tenure at a special ceremony in April. Vecera earned his bachelor’s degree from Reed College and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. His teaching covers a wide variety of topics in American politics, public law, political theory, and research... READ MORE >>