Vita No. 11

Vita Abundantior – The Magazine of Randolph College – No. 11 – Fall 2021

cover of Vita magazine with photo Tibetan lamas making a sand mandala

Fall 2021...

Sands of time: Grain by grain, visiting lamas painstakingly create special mandala on campus

In Tibetan Buddhism, mandalas are geometric representations of an abode of a particular Buddha, created to serve as a center for intensive meditation after their completion.... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s pool facility completely revamped as part of MAC renovation

The new six-lane pool, a $1.85 million project, was the final stage in the roughly $7 million total renovation of the athletic center.... READ MORE >>

Code Ninjas: Internship allows two Randolph students to share passion for coding with young children

Terrell Rorie ’22 and Jaylan Thompson ’22 interned for Code Ninjas, a program where kids learn to code while building their own video games, this summer. As they gain new skills in coding, math, logic, and problem-solving, these students progress from a white to a black belt.... READ MORE >>

Treasured tradition: Randolph’s Greek Play takes center stage in the Dell

The play was staged in October in Randolph’s Mabel K. Whiteside Greek Theatre, after a nearly two-year journey that began with a virtual presentation on Zoom last fall. Between the two productions, actors came and went. Director Amy R. Cohen introduced a new translation of Sophocles’ text, and everyone involved dove deep into a beloved College tradition.... READ MORE >>

A conservationist at heart: Michael Ramsey ’16 brings passion for sustainable leadership to new role

Michael Ramsey '16

Michael Ramsey is the town manager in Proctor, Vermont, where he is responsible for leading a series of infrastructure projects for the town.... READ MORE >>

Randolph student leaves her mark in downtown Lynchburg

Davis ’23, a psychology major with minors in art and sociology, is among a group of local artists chosen to revamp an alley in downtown Lynchburg. ... READ MORE >>

Research project delves into the controversy surrounding Virginia’s Confederate monuments

“We all realized we have this civic responsibility to take on something meaningful to the times and the social and political changes we’re going through right now,” said Tomi-Lauren McGinnis ’23. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph graduate gains valuable experience at wildlife refuge

The Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in the Ozarks of Arkansas rescues lions, tigers, bears, and other wild animals by shutting down illegal animal rings and providing homes and care to the animals they save.... READ MORE >>

Heat of the moment: Randolph participates in statewide project looking at climate vulnerability

Heat watch

Randolph was one of 12 institutions from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) that recently participated in the Virginia Heat Watch project, a collaborative effort to map and analyze where residents are most at-risk during heat waves.... READ MORE >>