Political Science

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 >>

Talking points: Victoria Tyszka Cedeño ’06 part of policy-shaping team at State Department

Victoria Tyszka Cedeño ’06

In her job as a United States Foreign Service Officer, Victoria Tyszka Cedeño ’06 knows diplomacy and policy-making are a team effort. Still, one of the best feelings she gets is when the Secretary of State or Ambassador to the United Nations reads a speech she wrote. “I provide talking points for some extremely high... READ MORE >>

Randolph presents 2018 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College presented numerous  students on Wednesday with academic and leadership awards. The annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony honors students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. Academic Awards Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence: Morgan Osburn and Stacey Samuels Best... READ MORE >>

Randolph team earns Distinguished Delegation Award at national Model UN conference

Randolph students and alumnae at a chapter event in New York City hosted by Lorena Kern '72

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. Fifteen Randolph students represented Equatorial Guinea in the 2018 Model United Nations conference March 18-22. The team received special recognition for its... READ MORE >>

Randolph students to debate multicultural ethical issues in VFIC Ethics Bowl

From left, Christian Ridenour ’18, Paul Hartman '18, Tristina Balsamo ’18, and Helen Macnamara '18 will represent Randolph College in the 2018 VFIC Ethics Bowl.

Four students from Randolph College will participate in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ (VFIC) 19th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on Feb. 11-12 on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College. Randolph’s team will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities, deliberating a variety of... READ MORE >>

Alumna hired as Illinois governor’s chief of staff

Kristina Rasmussen (photo from Illinois Policy Institute)

Kristina Rasmussen ’04 was recently named chief of staff for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. Rasmussen previously served as president of the Illinois Policy Institute. She joined the policy institute in Springfield in 2009, following three years of work for the National Taxpayers Union in Washington, D.C., where she was director of governmental affairs. After earning... 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 >>