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Randolph president pledges support for Paris Agreement

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This week, Randolph College President Bradley W. Bateman joined more than 1,219 governors, mayors, business leaders, and colleges and universities from across the nation in signing a pledge to continue efforts to reduce carbon emissions and uphold the conditions of the Paris Agreement. The climate declaration, titled “We Are Still In,” is a response to... READ MORE >>

The Atlantic publishes article by President Bateman

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An article by Randolph College President Bradley W. Bateman was featured on The Atlantic’s website recently. Bateman’s article addresses President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan and imagines how famed British economist John Maynard Keynes would react to the proposed budget. You can read the article in its entirety at https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/04/trump-infrastructure-keynes/522204/.... READ MORE >>

An Open Letter from President Bateman

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President Bradley W. Bateman has issued the following open letter to the campus community: During the last few days, there has been widespread uncertainty and confusion created by the President’s Executive Order banning all new refugees and visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. As I am sure you have read, students at other universities have... READ MORE >>

Randolph president signs President’s Resilience Commitment for climate action

President Bradley W. Bateman signs the President's Resilience Commitment organized by Second Nature. Standing are (from left) Rick Barnes, professor of psychology and environmental studies and the Mary Sabel Girard Chair in Psychology; Sarah Sojka, professor of physics and environmental studies; Sara Woodward '16, sustainability coordinator; Michael Maningas, assistant dean of students; and Karin Warren, Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies.

Today, Randolph College strengthened its commitment to environmental sustainability when President Bradley W. Bateman signed the President’s Resilience Commitment. The document, organized by the nonprofit Second Nature, pledges that Randolph will develop a plan for climate resiliency. Per the agreement, the College will incorporate a joint campus-community task force and submit an annual review of... READ MORE >>

College reflects on history, looks to future at 125th Anniversary Convocation

President Bradley W. Bateman speaks during Randolph's 125th Anniversary Convocation.

Alumnae and alumni, current students, and leaders from throughout Randolph’s and R-MWC’s history gathered in Smith Hall Theatre Saturday for a culminating celebration of the College’s 125th anniversary. A procession of delegates from each decade of graduating classes as well as current faculty members filed into the theatre, and Gordon Steffey, the Barbara Boyle Lemon... READ MORE >>

Randolph president emphasizes value of free speech in Convocation remarks

Convocation speakers: Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman (left), Student Government President Eva Heitbrink '17, and Chaplain Jennifer Moore.

Read Dr. Bradley W. Bateman’s Convocation Address (PDF) The Randolph College community celebrated the official opening of the 2016-17 academic year with Convocation on Tuesday. The ceremony began with the procession of faculty and seniors into Smith Hall Theatre. Seniors wore traditional funny hats and graduation robes decorated with buttons as they exchanged cheers and... READ MORE >>

Article by Randolph president published by The Atlantic

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The Atlantic magazine recently published an article by Randolph College President Bradley W. Bateman, entitled “The Evangelical Roots of American Economics.” Read the article in its entirety at http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/02/evangelical-american-economics/460455/.... READ MORE >>

The Liberal Arts Will Never Become Obsolete

Randolph College Commencement Ceremony, May 17, 2015.

Graduates of Randolph and other schools often credit their education for preparing them for both graduate school and the workforce. They single out attributes like individualized attention, a focus on writing and communication skills, the development of critical thinking skills, as well as a broad educational foundation for their success. ... READ MORE >>

A Statement Regarding Sweet Briar College from Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman

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We are saddened to hear about the decision to close Sweet Briar College for many reasons. Our greatest concern is for the institution’s faculty, staff, students, and alumnae who will all be personally affected either by the loss of their college or their place of employment. Our thoughts are also with the college’s board members,... READ MORE >>

New Year 2014 message from Randolph College president

Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman recently sat down to look back on 2013, reflect on all of the good news about Randolph College, and share his  thoughts looking forward to 2014. We hope you enjoy this message from him.... READ MORE >>