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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 announces new M.F.A. program in creative writing

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Randolph College has announced the addition of a new master of fine arts program in creative writing. The first semester is set to begin in July 2018. The two-year, low-residency M.F.A. program is the first of its kind in Virginia, and will provide an immersive, personalized experience for students of all ages and backgrounds. 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 student wins best fiction writing award at international convention

Attending the Sigma Tau Delta International Conference were (from left) Elizabeth Dean '16, Lindsay Brents '16, Nikolas Oliver '16, Katy Boyer '16, Miranda Stumpf '16, and English professor Gary Dop.

A Randolph College senior received the top fiction writing award at the Sigma Tau Delta 2016 International Convention earlier this month. Lindsay Brents ’16 received first place in the convention’s fiction category and a cash prize of $600 for her entry, “Two Meditations on Motherhood.” One section of the piece is called “Contre Les Hommes,”... READ MORE >>

Randolph English professor disconnects as part of alumna-sponsored fellowship

Laura-Gray Street

A two-week creative writing fellowship recently sent a Randolph English professor off the grid. Laura-Gray Street was recently awarded a Garland Distinguished Fellowship, which allowed her to attend a two-week creative writing retreat at the Hambidge Creative Residency Center in rural Georgia. Street, who is on sabbatical, said the experience helped her find inspiration for... READ MORE >>

Randolph student selected for Phi Beta Kappa internship

Amelia Harrington '17

Amelia Harrington ’17 is one of 15 students from across the country who were selected for a spring internship with Phi Beta Kappa, one of the nation’s oldest and most recognized academic honor societies. As an intern for Phi Beta Kappa Society’s national office in Washington, D.C., Harrington will spend the next four months writing... READ MORE >>

Five Randolph students selected to present writing at Sigma Tau Delta International Conference

Five Randolph College students have been selected to present their writing at the annual conference of Sigma Tau Delta, the world’s largest English honor society. The conference, which takes place in March 2016, is typically attended by colleges much larger than Randolph, and in many cases, Randolph had more students accepted to present their work,... READ MORE >>

Randolph English professor’s poem published in Blackbird magazine

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Randolph English professor Gary Dop’s new poem, “What Is It Like to Get Punched in the Face?” is featured in the fall 2015 edition of Virginia Commonwealth University’s award-winning literary and arts magazine, Blackbird. Dop has also recently been published in the Great Plains Quarterly, for which he wrote a review of Deep Map Country:... READ MORE >>

Students prepare for National Novel Writing Month

On Sunday, several Randolph students will brew large pots of coffee, grab their laptops, and begin the ambitious project of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 31. The creative writing students are participating in National Novel Writing Month (also called NaNoWriMo), which is held by a nonprofit of the same name. NaNoWriMo... READ MORE >>

College writing community celebrates launch of The Jack’s 2015 issue

Celebrate The Jack - October 27, 2015

Randolph students and faculty gathered Tuesday evening to celebrate the launch of the College’s literary magazine, The Jack. The event, held at the student-run Red Door Café, featured special awards as well as plenty of hot drinks and sweet, locally made treats. Published annually since 2010, The Jack showcases Randolph’s award-winning papers and lists students... READ MORE >>