social justice

A Legacy of Service: $1.25 million gift honors Mamie Jolley Bruce ’44

Mamie Jolley Bruce

A new $1.25 million grant will establish an endowment fund enabling the College to expand its Community Fellows program, Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman announced this week. The funding is the result of gifts from the Jolley Foundation, Jolley Bruce Christman ’69, and her brother, James McDuffie “Duff” Bruce, III. The grant will establish the... READ MORE >>

Black Student Alliance hosts first-ever Conference on Social Justice in Education

Black Student Association members pictured with the speakers, Ghislaine Lewis '05 and Noliwe Rooks

Randolph College’s Black Student Alliance (BSA) hosted its first-ever Conference for Social Justice in Education on Saturday. The theme was “Being Black in the Diaspora,” and the program featured panel discussions, workshops, and a keynote by Noliwe Rooks, an Africana studies professor at Cornell University. The conference was designed to provide an opportunity for educators,... READ MORE >>

Black Student Association to host Conference for Social Justice in Education

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Randolph College’s Black Student Association (BSA) will host its first-ever Conference for Social Justice in Education on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The theme is “Being Black in the Diaspora,” and the program will feature panel discussions, workshops, and a keynote by Noliwe Rooks, an Africana studies professor at Cornell University. The conference... READ MORE >>

Rev. Jesse Jackson inspires Randolph students to register to vote

Students pose for photos with Rev. Jesse Jackson

Following a powerful message by the Rev. Jesse Jackson about equality and the right of all Americans to choose its leaders, dozens of Randolph students flocked to the front of Smith Hall Theatre to register to vote. Jackson spoke at Randolph Monday afternoon as part of his “Healing and Rebuilding” bus tour of Virginia, which... READ MORE >>

Research in the Big City

Visiting professor of American Culture Noel Wolfe and Zach Pennix '18 at the City University of New York's Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos (Center for Puerto Rican Studies).

During his first trip to New York City, Zach Pennix ’18 was awestruck. The city had so much to offer—culture, entertainment, great food—that the Lynchburg native struggled to take it all in during his first trip there. “I couldn’t see enough,” he said. “I just wanted to see and experience it all.” Pennix spent his... READ MORE >>

Randolph presents Pearl S. Buck Award to author Maxine Hong Kingston

President Bradley W. Bateman presents the Pearl S. Buck Award to Maxine Hong Kingston.

Distinguished and celebrated author Maxine Hong Kingston was officially recognized as the sixth recipient of Randolph College’s prestigious Pearl S. Buck Award during a ceremony in Smith Hall Theatre Wednesday evening. The Pearl S. Buck award is given to women who exemplify the ideals, values, and commitments of Buck, a member of the Class of... READ MORE >>

Randolph alumna featured in George W. Bush Institute’s new book

Wazhma Furmuli '11 (photo credit: Chandler West, Refinery29)

Randolph College alumna Wazhma Furmuli ’11 is one of 29 voices featured in We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope, a new anthology of personal stories released by the George W. Bush Institute. In the book, Furmuli tells the story of how she refused to let anything stand in the way of her achievements. She recently discussed her passion... READ MORE >>

Voices of Lynchburg speakers series discusses social justice

Economics professor John Abell helps local citizens create a community garden at nearby New Vistas School.

Randolph College will host the “Voices of Lynchburg” speakers series this spring to offer insight into the challenges and opportunities regarding poverty and social justice in the Lynchburg community.  Through presentation and dialogue, participants will seek to increase awareness and explore ways in which Randolph may positively influence the community through innovative solutions. This program is a collaboration between... READ MORE >>