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Message from the president

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Dear Constituents, As you know from my previous communications, the Board of Trustees has been grappling with two very tough decisions over the past months. The Board has a fiduciary responsibility, which means its members are charged with ensuring that our College thrives long into the future. In today’s economy, especially for small, liberal arts... READ MORE >>

Poetry in motion

English professor Laura-Gray Street, Celina Matthews '19, and Elsker look through some of the submitted poetry and artwork for their project.

If you walk up to the fourth floor of Smith Hall this summer, you might hear the sound of music coming from English professor Laura-Gray Street’s office. And if you enter, you’ll probably find Street and Celina Matthews ’19 strumming ukuleles while a bearded dragon named Elsker watches intently from her perch on Matthews’s shoulder.... READ MORE >>

Visit Randolph during Virginia Private College Week!

Students walking along the brick path on front campus

Randolph and 23 other private colleges from around the state will celebrate Virginia Private College Week July 23-28. The event provides rising high school juniors and seniors—and their families—as well as prospective transfer students the opportunity to learn more about the vast array of educational offerings in the state. The week is sponsored by the... READ MORE >>

By the numbers

Professor Liz Perry-Sizemore, San Hoang '20, Anh “Jessica” Bui ’20, and Leo Cohen look at a map of Lynchburg.

In an economics class last year, Anh “Jessica” Bui ’20 was amazed to learn all the ways statistics could bring about positive change in communities. “Just based on numbers, you can tell a lot about a community, and that can be used to help community leaders make decisions,” Bui said. She is now hoping to... READ MORE >>

Local teachers go back to school

Teachers do an experiment on the viscosity (resistance of flow) of fluid in volcanos

Earlier this week, the smell of hot sauce permeated the biology lab in Martin Science Building. Inside, Lynchburg area elementary school teachers worked in groups, lathering Texas Pete sauce as well as hand sanitizer, Vaseline, and other solutions onto pieces of plastic, and tying them together with string. “Which one of these will keep biofilm... READ MORE >>

Show your support and Rally for Randolph!

Students carry the Daisy Chain past Main Hall

Randolph alumnae and alumni have the chance to participate in the Rally for Randolph giving campaign to help the College meet its Annual Fund goals for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which ends June 30. To ensure that the College meets its goals, an anonymous alumna from the Class of 1981 has issued a participation challenge.... READ MORE >>

Fun times with finite group invariants

Jude Quintero '20 (left) and mathematics professor Michael Penn work on an equation

One of the things Jude Quintero ’20 enjoys most about his Randolph experience is getting to know and work with his professors. This summer, he and mathematics professor Michael Penn are bonding over some advanced algebraic equations. “We’ve had a lot of fun,” Penn said. “If you understand this level of math and the language,... READ MORE >>

Randolph ranked 14th nationally for merit scholarships

Randolph College recently ranked 14th in MONEY magazine’s “46 Best Colleges for Getting Big Merit Scholarships,” and is the only higher education institution in Virginia on the list. Randolph and the other schools were ranked by a combination of the percentage of students who receive aid, the size of the average grant, and the affordability... READ MORE >>

Summer Research project tests water quality for rainwater harvesting

Thinh Bill Pham '20 collects a sample of rainwater from a parking lot on campus

While most people hope for sunshine and clear skies in their summer forecast, Margaret Van Beek ’19 and Thinh “Bill” Pham ’20 are holding out for some more cloudy, rainy days. After all, rainwater is essential for their Summer Research project. “I have seen the weather app a lot this summer,” Van Beek said. “It’s... READ MORE >>

Berich hired as Randolph’s new director of athletics

Anthony C. Berich

Randolph College has announced the hiring of Anthony C. Berich as its new director of athletics. Berich brings with him 21 years of post-secondary management experience with NCAA Division I, II, and III programs and 15 years of NCAA coaching experience at the NCAA Division II and Division III level. In addition, he has worked... READ MORE >>

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