History

A career in historic preservation law: Q&A with Janie Campbell ’12

Janie Campbell

Janie Campbell ’12 was a history major at Randolph and now works as a preservation consultant at the law firm of Rogers Lewis Jackson Mann & Quinn, LLC in Columbia, South Carolina. We recently asked her a few questions about her career, her graduate studies at the University of South Carolina, and what else she’s... READ MORE >>

Mining information: Summer Research considers role of social media in organizing West Virginia teacher strikes

Professor Crystal Howell and Caleb Schmitzer go over their notes about the project

When Caleb Schmitzer ’21 gets deeply engaged in conversation, he knows his Minnesotan accent sometimes slips out. But thanks to his Summer Research project with education professor Crystal Howell, he’s become very familiar with a different type of accent—the one shared by the many West Virginian educators he has talked with about teacher pay and... READ MORE >>

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 >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>

Honor roll: Students inducted into national, international honor societies

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On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2019 inductees were: Psi Chi (Psychology) Rabiea Ashraf Waijha Ashraf Maida Choudery Alex Conway Tori Green Kyosuke Takano Agnes Reyes Merced   Phi Alpha Theta (History) Rebecca E. Lesnak Alexandra Murgas   Omicron Delta... READ MORE >>

Randolph history professor, art historian to discuss ‘John Brown, Jacob Lawrence, & the Morality of Terror’

A portrait of Jacob Lawrence (left) next to his painting of John Brown’s Arsenal, 1941, gouache on panel, 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches.

On Sunday, March 17, John d’Entremont, Randolph’s Theodore H. Jack Professor of History, and Kathleen Placidi, a local art historian, will examine the violent antislavery exploits of John Brown (1800-1859) and his multiracial band of insurgents as well as his polarizing impact and the ways in which American artists have portrayed him. The event is... READ MORE >>

Samie Maggard McRorie ’14, ’15 M.A.T. honored as a Top Teacher in Lynchburg Living

Samie Maggard McRorie

Lynchburg Living has named Samie Maggard McRorie ’14, ’15 M.A.T. one of its Top Teachers for 2018-19. McRorie is a history teacher at Liberty High School in Bedford, Va. In the special issue of Lynchburg Living, McRorie credited her own teachers for inspiring her career. “My experiences as a student helped shape the person I... READ MORE >>

New grant will cover living costs for museum studies internships

Rachel Harrison '18 takes a photo of fossils during a museum and heritage studies course

A $25,000 grant from the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson Foundation will support students interning museum work or related areas like history, art, or natural history as well as work that applies to the field like education, curation, fieldwork, or marketing.... READ MORE >>

Living the dream: Randolph student interns with international nonprofit, Kakenya’s Dream

Rebecca Lesnak '19

This fall, Rebecca Lesnak ’19 became the first Randolph student to intern for Kakenya’s Dream. Founded by Kakenya Ntaiya ’04, the nonprofit organization works to empower girls in Kenya through education. For her internship, Lesnak is working remotely from campus to advance the mission of the organization, using her skills as a global studies and history... READ MORE >>

Looking through the glass: Sara Primm ’20 relocates, digitizes the College’s archaeology collection

Art history professor Andrea Campbell and Sara Primm '20 look at glass samples from Randolph's archaeology collection

One of the things Sara Primm ’20 is learning from Summer Research is just how much work goes into relocating a historical collection. She and art history professor Andrea Campbell are relocating and digitizing the College’s archaeology collection. Glass fragments from ancient Rome and Carthage are one of the main items being sorted through currently.... READ MORE >>