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This page features engaging stories on noteworthy events on and around the Roanoke College campus. Special events, collegiate awards and accomplishments, administrative announcements, and even local crimes and emergencies are frequently covered.

North Korea’s Display of Nuclear Capability

Edgard Lacayo   This past Wednesday, North Korea launched two missiles from a train-based launch pad. South Korea responded three hours later by launching its own...

Roanoke “Resets” Tuition

Devon Mitchell On September 15th, Roanoke College made the announcement that they would be “resetting” the price of tuition for Fall 2022. At a reduction...

President Maxey Set to Retire In August

Alexis Barton In an email sent out to the College community on Thursday, September 23rd, Roanoke College President Michael C. Maxey announced that he would...

New Spiritual Programming on Campus

Written by Alexis Barton   Following a year of social distancing and too many Zoom meetings to count, both new and returning students at Roanoke are...

Maroons Hopeful for Healthy School Year

Written by Jack Miller As students return to campus, and in-person activities begin to resume after a year of remote activities, Roanoke College continues to...

A New Semester for SGA

Written by Devon Mitchell   The Student Government Association Senate is back in session after the summer recess. The Senate meets Thursday, September 9th to welcome...

Congratulations to the Retiring Class of 2021

Written by Devon Mitchell As the Roanoke College Class of 2021 moves their tassels to the left side of their cap, some of their beloved...

Roanoke College Recognizes Seniors with Department Awards

Written by Jack Miller As the end of this school year wraps up and our Class of 2021seniors get ready for graduation, RC’s many departments...

RC Unveils Class of 2021 Commencement Plans

Written by Bradley Bommarito Though graduation is typically held each spring on Roanoke College’s breathtaking front quad, commencement plans for this year include a few...

RC’s Most Memorable Spring 2021 Events

Written by Bradley Bommarito Since the explosion of the pandemic across the globe in early 2020, the past year and a half of our lives...

The Fight for DC Statehood

Written by Joey Slusher Since 1949, with the admission of Alaska and Hawaii to the union, the United States has had a nice and even...

Student Government Sponsors Resolution to Remove Confederate Statue Outside of West Hall

Written by Devon Mitchell From April 26 to the 30, students from the Student Government Association (SGA) sat outside of the Colket Center asking students...

Student Organizations Lead Healing Circle After Derek Chauvin Verdict

Written by Devon Mitchell On Thursday, May 29, student led organizations led a healing circle to discuss the social implications of the Derek Chauvin verdict...

End of Year Olin Exhibit Showcases Students’ Premier Artwork

Written by Jack Miller Starting earlier this month, on Monday, May 3, the college has opened their final art installation of the year. This installation,...

RC Hosts Alumni Weekend 2021

Written by Jack Miller Last weekend, Roanoke College hosted its annual Alumni Weekend. Due to Covid-19 restrictions throughout the state, the college hosted many virtual...

OMA Honors Students, Faculty, and Staff

Written by Devon Mitchell On Friday, April 16, the Roanoke College Office of Multicultural Affairs  (OMA) honored students, faculty, and staff, and alumni for their...

Saying Cheers to Prince Philip

Written by Devon Mitchell On Friday, April 9, Prince Philip, the husband of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, died. On Saturday, April 17, the royal...

Alumni Panel Honors Fulbright Program Participants

Written by Bradley Bommarito On Saturday, April 17, RC’s Office of Alumni and Family Relations hosted an interactive panel about RC student experiences with the...

The Trial of Derek Chauvin So Far

Written by Joey Slusher 2020 was a year full of turmoil. So much so that many of us forget particular headlines and moments which, in...

Roanoke Honors the Slave Labor that Built the College

Written by Devon Mitchell On Thursday, April 8, Roanoke College unveiled two plaques on the front of the Administration building honoring the slave labor that...