fall 2020

Randolph students help with COVID-19 data collection

Mikayla Jenkins ’23 and Brandon Kaiser ’21 interned with Broadstreet, a community-centered software company that aims to provide accessible, easy-to-use information to the public.... READ MORE >>

An inadvertent viral hit: Randolph math professor’s kind sense of humor catapults him to TikTok fame

A charming, but accidental interaction made Marc Ordower an internet sensation recognized not only on TikTok, but in several online media outlets around the world.... READ MORE >>

Esports team kicks off first season, builds relationships with students during virtual learning

Minecraft build 2020

Last spring, in the early days of the pandemic, a group of students completing their semester online found a way to bring a little piece of Randolph back into their lives. Led by Esports Head Coach Jordan Oliver, they worked to recreate the College’s campus inside Minecraft, a world-building video game. The build began as... READ MORE >>

Making connections: From pumpkin kits to virtual cooking classes, student leaders step up to keep classmates engaged

Pumpkin Parade box

Ranita Opoku-Sarfo ’21, Randolph’s Student Government (SG) president, had a major goal coming into this academic year: increase the visibility of SG among her classmates. “I wanted to make sure our presence was seen,” Opoku-Sarfo, who is double majoring in biology and global studies, said. “It’s a lot easier to do that on campus, but... READ MORE >>

Randolph Together: Professors take online learning to a new level with creative ways to engage students

Music professor Randall Speer recorded himself conducting with an accompanist to send to chorale and orchestra students, so they could record themselves performing along to the same master track. The video was shot from multiple angles to give each group a unique view.

“I see our faculty’s response as not an isolated reaction to our current circumstance, but an extreme example of qualities that have long been strengths of the Randolph College faculty, like accessibility, student-centeredness, and empathy,” said Provost Carl Girelli. “Our faculty have met the shift to remote learning as a challenge and an opportunity to gain and share skills, many of which will enrich the academic experience beyond this moment of crisis.”... READ MORE >>

Randolph dance majors bring guest artist's work to life

Emma Carrico practices a solo routine in the dance studio for the upcoming concert

Two Randolph dance students recently found a way to share their work, despite the pandemic. Samantha Landers ’21 and Emma Carrico ’21 have both recorded themselves performing the same solo piece, choreographed by guest artist Eun-Kyung Chun.... READ MORE >>

Latesha Thornhill ’21 telling the stories of veterans through VA internship

Thornhill is working as a digital media engagement intern for the Department of Veteran Affairs, researching and fact checking the VA’s external communications, including its Veterans of the Day blog posts.... READ MORE >>

Randolph Theatre to present English professor’s original play via Zoom

Gary Dop not only adapted the script to comment on the state of politics but also our daily lives in the midst of a pandemic. The entire play has been re-staged for Zoom.... READ MORE >>

Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence taking Randolph students into the future

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/26/opinion/3d-printed-unicorns.html

Fran Wilde’s remote residency, which begins next week. She’ll be leading a five-week workshop with students, dubbed Writing the Impossible, that focuses on speculative fiction. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph's SUPER, STAR programs work to create connections during online learning

Professor Sarah Sojka teaches during the 2018 Step Up to the Physical Sciences and Engineering at Randolph (SUPER) program.

Both programs are both dedicated to helping first-year students adjust to college life. In 2020, that task became even more difficult, creating a sense of community with students who couldn’t be together in person.... READ MORE >>