History

Who Started World War I?

Gerry Sherayko, associate professor of history

The assassination that sparked World War I just over 100 years ago is only one of many complex causes that led up to the war, said Gerry Sherayko, a Randolph history professor. Understanding the other factors will help people have a better understanding of how the tragedy of the war unfolded. This weekend, Sherayko will... READ MORE >>

Thayer lecture to focus on WWI

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Jennifer Keene will present “Americans at War: Experiencing World War One” on Wednesday, January 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall.... READ MORE >>

Holocaust survivor encourages students to stand up for others

Margit Meissner speaks about her experience as a holocaust survivor, October 7, 2014.

“There’s a great deal of good that you can do if you’re aware of prejudice and scapegoating and bullying,” Margit Meissner said. “This is your business. You must not let this go without interfering.”... READ MORE >>

Study abroad in Europe offers glimpse of world war history

Group photo of students in Europe

A group of Randolph students recently spent two weeks in Europe learning about two wars that challenged and changed the continent, as well as the world. History professor Gerry Sherayko and communication studies professor Jennifer Gauthier led the students on an international study seminar titled “Museums, Memorials and Memory: Britain and the Two World Wars.”... READ MORE >>