History

Randolph introduces new museum and heritage studies major

Students conduct archaeological research on African artifacts.

Beginning in the fall, Randolph College students will be able to take advantage of the College’s newest major, museum and heritage studies. The new interdisciplinary program will introduce students to a rich variety of approaches for presenting and studying visual and material culture. The program is designed for a broad range of students in the... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors students with 2017 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College students were recognized on Wednesday with numerous academic and leadership awards. This annual event honors students who have excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. SEE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE FACEBOOK PAGE Academic Departmental Awards included:   Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis... READ MORE >>

Randolph students inducted into international, national 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 2017 inductees are:   Psi Chi (psychology) Melissa Hussey Sydnee C. Waller   Iota Sigma Pi (women in chemistry) Drucilla A. Williams Tetiana Poliakova Sophia S. Dill   Lamda Pi eta (communications) Jordon Long... READ MORE >>

Ragosta returns to Randolph as visiting history professor

John Ragosta

Longtime lawyer turned college professor, John Ragosta is returning to Randolph College as a visiting assistant professor in history for the 2016-17 academic year. Ragosta is serving as a sabbatical replacement for John d’Entremont, the Theodore H. Jack Professor of History—a role he also filled during the 2009-10 academic year. This fall, he is teaching... READ MORE >>

Thayer Lecture speaker to discuss WWI’s influence on women

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Randolph College’s annual Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture will examine the importance of World War I in shaping history as well as its influence and effect on the lives of women. Susan R. Grayzel will present the lecture, “Did Women Have a Great War?” on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall (Presser... READ MORE >>

Survivor of Holocaust twin experiments shares message of forgiveness at Randolph

Eva Kor

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor has seen the darkest side of human nature. At Randolph on Tuesday, however, she shed some light on the power of forgiveness in even the most extreme circumstances. A native of Romania, Kor and her family were sentenced by the Nazis to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. The 10-year-old... READ MORE >>

Survivor of Holocaust twin experiments to speak at Randolph

Eva Kor

Randolph College is partnering with the Holocaust Education Foundation of Central Virginia to host two special programs this month featuring Eva Mozes Kor, a Holocaust survivor, author, and internationally recognized forgiveness and human rights advocate. Kor is a native of Romania whose family was sentenced by the Nazis to the Auschwitz death camp in 1944.... READ MORE >>

Descendants of Thomas Jefferson discuss race relations with Randolph students

Gayle Jessup White (right) and Tess Taylor discuss racial issues in America during Randolph's Relatives and Strangers program Wednesday.

On Wednesday night, two descendants of U.S. President and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson challenged Randolph students to help improve race relations in America. The panel discussion was hosted by Randolph College and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest as part of its formal partnership. The discussion was part of a two-night program featuring cousins Gayle Jessup White,... READ MORE >>

Historic marker dedicated in memory of College artist

From left are Cleveland Porter, Jr., Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman, Robert Morgan Kash, and Thomas Upshur (seated).

The Randolph College and Lynchburg communities celebrated the life and achievements of Georgia Weston Morgan, a famed Lynchburg artist and member of the Class of 1903 who studied painting, in a dedication ceremony for a historic marker erected in her memory Sunday. Morgan also studied at the Academie Julian in Paris, France. She chaired the... READ MORE >>

Randolph, Poplar Forest partner to host Relatives and Strangers programs

Relatives and strangers

Americans take pride in their nation’s ethnic diversity, and it is impossible to imagine the United States without it. Yet simultaneously, America remains tormented by racial division, misunderstanding and alienation. Despite centuries of casual and intimate intermingling, white and black Americans are both relatives and strangers. On November 3 and 4, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest... READ MORE >>