Political Science

Randolph students earn Honorable Mention Delegation Award at Model United Nations

Students met Ahmen Botan Dhakkar, senior advisor to the Permanent Mission of Somalia to the UN.

Last week, Randolph College sent a delegation of students to an international summit in New York City, where they discussed international relations and proposed solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Randolph students represented Somalia in the 2019 Model United Nations conference April 14-18. The team received special recognition for its work, earning... READ MORE >>

Laura Pennington Briggs ’08 gives TED Talk about freelance work

Laura Pennington Briggs '08

Laura Pennington Briggs ’08, a legal SEO blog writer and strategist, recently released her TED Talk, “The Future is Freelancing.” At Randolph, Briggs majored in economics and political science, and she earned a master’s degree in political science and Ph.D. in public administration/policy from Virginia Tech. In addition to her TED Talk, Briggs contributed her... READ MORE >>

Honor roll: Students inducted into national, international honor societies

The Randolph College banner

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 >>

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 >>

Vecera recognized for earning tenure

Vincent Vecera

Randolph College will recognize Vince Vecera, a political science professor, for earning tenure at a special ceremony in April. Vecera earned his bachelor’s degree from Reed College and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. His teaching covers a wide variety of topics in American politics, public law, political theory, and research... 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 >>

Lauren Appel ’20 studies foreign policy, business in Cuba

Lauren Appel '20 at the podium in a Cuban government building

As other students returned to Randolph’s campus to start the spring semester in mid-January, Lauren Appel ’20 was still in Cuba taking classes and learning about foreign investment and global integration at the University of Havana. Appel spent two weeks there during winter break as part of a special study abroad experience. In addition to... READ MORE >>

Laugh Out Loud: Lianna Carrera ’07 takes on a career in comedy

Lianna Carrera '07 in a black and white photo

When Lianna Carrera ’07 first moved to Los Angeles in 2011, she had this unlikely vision in her head that someone wearing a 1950s fedora with a cigar hanging out of his mouth would pluck her out of a line-up and shout, “Hey, now here’s a kid with talent! Let’s give her a chance.” She... READ MORE >>

Randolph student creates campus group to aid refugees as part of internship with U.S. State Department

Lauren Appel '20 leads an interest meeting at Randolph for the No Lost Generation Student Initiative

This fall, Lauren Appel ’20 is helping spread awareness about the international refugee crisis through a special internship with the U.S. State Department. We asked her a few questions about the experience so far: What is your title/the title of the internship and what do you do? My official title for my internship is “No... READ MORE >>

Liz Beairsto ’20 makes a difference in internship at Clean Water Action

Liz Beairsto '20

This summer, Liz Beairsto ’20 was a community outreach intern with Clean Water Action’s national office in Washington, D.C. In her role, Beairsto worked alongside Clean Water Action’s members and professional staff to educate the public about environmental protection and its correlation to quality of life. “I was only with Clean Water for a short... READ MORE >>