philosophy

Randolph Announces 2019-2020 Academic and Leadership Awards

Randolph College banner in front of Main Hall

Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: Aisha Downs Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Lewis Ward Awarded annually with preference given to a graduating senior studio art major. The criteria for the selection shall include inherent artistic talent and academic performance, along with the intention to pursue a... READ MORE >>

Randolph student lands internship with Boston College’s Cooperation Lab

Grace Hart ’23

The lab’s summer research assistants gain experience in all stages of the research process, including recruiting families, collecting and analyzing data, and discussing results.... READ MORE >>

Rewilding Institute publishes second essay by Schwartz

David Schwartz

The Rewilding Institute has published another essay on rewilding research in Europe by David Schwartz, a Randolph philosophy professor and the Mary Frances Williams Professor of Humanities. In this piece, Schwartz shares his observations and experiences at the Elbe River Biosphere Reserve in Germany. This is the second in a series of articles by Schwartz... READ MORE >>

Rewilding Institute publishes Randolph professor’s research on Oostvaardersplassen nature preserve

David Schwartz

This summer David Schwartz, a philosophy professor and the Mary Frances Williams Professor of Humanities, conducted research on the Oostvaardersplassen nature preserve and other rewilding sites in the Netherlands and Germany and wrote about his experiences in an article for the Rewilding Institute.  The trip and his research were part of Schwartz’s larger project, which... READ MORE >>

Schwartz studies rewilding efforts in Holland, Germany

Schwartz walks along the Green Belt in Germany

Last week David Schwartz, Professor of Philosophy and the Mary Frances Williams Chair in Humanities, conducted research in various rewilding sites in Holland and Germany. The work supported a current project on the ethical issues raised by environmental rewilding. According to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia, rewilding is the process of maintaining or even increasing biodiversity... READ MORE >>

Wardlow, Mueller selected for summer 2019 National Gallery, London internships

Sarah Wardlow and Sarah Mueller will intern at the National Gallery, London this summer

Randolph College recently named Sarah Wardlow ’20 and Sarah Mueller ’20 as recipients of its prestigious summer internships at the National Gallery, London. Wardlow and Mueller will spend eight weeks living in London and working in the Gallery’s development department and Research Centre. They are supported by an academic partnership between Randolph and the National... READ MORE >>

Students deliberate ‘Ethics and Social Justice’ in VFIC Ethics Bowl

(L-R) Margaret Van Beek '19, Hannah Overstreet '20, Marian Small '22, Tywan Haskins '22, Chloe Brazzi '21

Five Randolph students participated in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ (VFIC) 20th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl this weekend at Roanoke College. The Randolph team competed head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities, deliberating a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas. The members of... READ MORE >>

Randolph junior eyes Olympics while making her mark in the national weightlifting arena

Meredith Alwine '20

Although she’s only been competing in the sport for three years, Meredith Alwine ’20 has won multiple Junior and Senior National titles as well as three silver medals at the Junior World Weightlifting Championships.... READ MORE >>

Kids say the most philosophical things: new program teaches philosophical concepts to children

Faith Powell ’18 (middle left) and Lydia Hamd ’18 (middle right) read The Cat in the Hat to students at James River Day School.

After reading The Cat in the Hat aloud to the circle of first graders around her, Faith Powell ’18 asked, “Would you have told your parents if the Cat in the Hat came and made a mess in your house?” Several hands went up, and each student took time to carefully explain his or her... READ MORE >>

Destination Adventure: Lydia Edwards ’19 spends winter break on research trip in San Salvador

Lydia Edwards ’19 examines a specimen during a scuba diving excursion in San Salvador.

Lydia Edwards ’19 spends winter break on research trip in San Salvador As Lydia Edwards ’19 descended the small, rickety ladder into the pitch-dark cave, she felt the temperature start to rise. At the bottom, she and her fellow researchers crawled on their hands and knees through the sweltering hot tunnels and climbed rock formations... READ MORE >>