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Bessenger, Dop approved for tenure

Suzanne Bessenger and Gary Dop

Last week, the Randolph College Board of Trustees approved religious studies professor Suzanne Bessenger and English professor Gary Dop for tenure. Bessenger came to Randolph in 2011 and teaches courses on Asian religions. As an undergraduate, she designed a major in anthropology and Asian studies to complete her degree at Mills College in Oakland, California.... READ MORE >>

Sugar House Review publishes work by Randolph graduates, professor

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Evan Scarborough ’17, Hannah Edwards ’16, and English professor Gary Dop each earned a byline as contributors for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2016 issue of the award-winning poetry magazine, Sugar House Review. Scarborough, a political science major, graduated from Randolph this month, and Edwards just finished her first semester as a graduate student at the University... READ MORE >>

2016 graduate hired as teacher at prestigious Chinese dance academy

Lindsay Brents '16 teaches students in one of her classes at the Duncan Dance Academy in Shenzhen, China.

As a dance and English double major at Randolph, Lindsay Brents ’16 took full advantage of the opportunities the College provided to expand her creative talents. Now she’s using those skills to teach students at a world-renowned dance academy in China. Brents teaches dance fundamentals to students between 3 and 14 years old at Duncan... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s op-ed published in Washington Post

Gary Dop

A social justice-themed op-ed by English professor Gary Dop was published in Sunday’s edition of the Washington Post. The article, entitled “A Field Trip’s Hard Lesson,” is the latest in a stream of published works by Dop in the last month. His poem, “The Rain,” was published in the Louisville Review’s 40th anniversary issue, and... READ MORE >>

Distinguished alumnae authors to open fall Visiting Writers Series

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Authors Christina Stoddard ’99 and Jennifer Whitaker ’02 are the featured speakers for the first Visiting Writers Series event this fall at Randolph. Both alumnae will read their award-winning poetry in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge of the Smith Memorial Building Wednesday, September 21, at 8 p.m. Stoddard is the author of Hive, which was selected... 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 announces recipients of 2016 National Gallery, London internships

Travis Byram '18 and Katya Schwab '17 will be interns at the National Gallery, London this summer.

Randolph College is pleased to announce that Katya Schwab ’17 and Travis Byram ’18 have been selected for internships this summer at the National Gallery, London. This prestigious opportunity is made possible through an academic partnership between the College and the National Gallery, London. Created in 2014, this partnership is the first of its kind... 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

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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 >>