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Randolph’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing program celebrates first graduates

Core faculty and students in Randolph's first M.F.A. in Creative Writing residency program

For Lucille Hayes ’20 M.F.A., there’s a certain magic every time she returns to Randolph College’s campus. Hayes, currently based in Brooklyn, is part of the first graduating cohort for Randolph’s M.F.A. in creative writing. The low-residency program features five 10-day residencies and one-on-one mentorship with some of the most talented writers working today. “Each... READ MORE >>

Telling their stories: Summer Research looking at how schools reflect social, economic changes

SRP 2020 Crystal Howell

Kyle May ’21 and education professor Crystal Howell are working to tell the stories of three different communities, reflected in both the industries that sustain them and the conditions of their schools, through work for Randolph’s Summer Research Program.... READ MORE >>

Curtain Call: Theatre professor Ken Parks retires from Randolph after nearly two decades

John Ruml '17 and theatre professor Ken Parks get a sound sample from the fountain in Michels Plaza.

“I’ve gained a lot in my time here, from relationships built with fellow faculty, staff, students, and community members. I hope that I’ve managed to give as much as I’ve received.”... READ MORE >>

President Bateman’s message to faculty and staff on social distancing policies for fall 2020

A student studies on a bench surrounded by fall colors

Dear colleagues, In the past few days, the COVID-19 Task Force has completed their discussions of several issues that will affect life on campus in the coming academic year, and I would like to share those decisions with you. The following procedures relate to gatherings and events: In-office meetings will be limited to no more... READ MORE >>

Summer Research Project analyzing the effects of elevated heat, carbon dioxide on agricultural crops

The project Misidor is working on with biology professor Kristin Bliss and Renee Sarpong ’21 looks specifically at the combined and independent effects of enhanced levels of carbon dioxide and temperature—factors of climate change—on plant growth, morphological characteristics, and chemical toxins. Their ultimate goal is to assess and determine the impact of these components on overall biodiversity, economic influence, and ecosystem services.... READ MORE >>

President Bateman’s message to faculty and staff on preparing for a pause in instruction

Dear Colleagues, I write today to share with you one of the many unique features of our return to campus this fall. As we work toward assembling the formal plan mandated by the Commonwealth to be submitted by July 6, one aspect of our planning that we are required to articulate is how and when... READ MORE >>

Beacon of Hope extends deadline for Stay Close, Go Far Scholarship

Lynchburg Beacon of Hope is reopening the application process for its Stay Close, Go Far Scholarship, which is available to local students who plan to attend Randolph or one of the nonprofit’s other local college or technical school partners. Citing the uncertainty surrounding the college planning process due to COVID-19, the nonprofit has set a... READ MORE >>

A hands-on approach: Summer Research focusing on curriculum guide for teachers

Summer Research 2020 - SciFest

The Science Festival curriculum guide Zoe Waring ’22 is creating for her Summer Research Project is full of activities teachers can use in their own classrooms. It’s the kind of work she wishes was available when she was in school.... READ MORE >>

President Bateman announces chief diversity officer, other steps related to Randolph’s commitment to racial equality

Randolph College banner in front of Main Hall

Dear Members of the Randolph community, Since issuing my first statement on Randolph’s commitment to racial equality, I have been in further discussions with Black and African-American student leaders at the College. I appreciate these students for both their leadership and their candor. Their message to me has been crystal clear: Randolph’s Black and African-American... READ MORE >>

Rivermont Memories: Summer Research documents stories of current, former residents

Joshua Bulavko '22 and Gerry Sherayko

Josh Bulavko ’22 and history professor Gerry Sherayko are spending their summer in the past, delving into the stories of folks who once lived and worked on Rivermont Avenue.... READ MORE >>

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