college history

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 >>

Students conduct archaeological research using a ground penetrating radar

Allison Brooks '18 and Jessy Spencer '18 use the GPR device at the old site of Randolph-Macon College.

On Feb. 3, Jessy Spencer ’18 and Allison Brooks ’18 conducted archaeological research using a ground penetrating radar at the original site of Randolph-Macon College in Boydton, Va. They were accompanied by Randolph physics and environmental studies professor Sarah Sojka and history professors Gerry Sherayko and John d’Entremont. The property, which includes the remains of... READ MORE >>

Expert historian on women’s colleges speaks at Randolph

Helen Horowitz

As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, Randolph College hosted a lecture Saturday about the history of women’s colleges. Helen Horowitz, an author and historian, presented the keynote address as part of the annual Leadership Council for the College’s Alumnae and Alumni Association. Horowitz is the Sydenham Clark Parsons Professor, Emerita, at Smith College, and her 2002 book, Rereading... READ MORE >>