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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.

Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Written by Robby Mangum The name, Coronavirus, is frightening. It evokes images of zombie outbreaks or Mexican beer. However, the best way to alleviate fear...

Esteemed Political Theorist Talks Devolution of Liberal Democracy

Written by Brice Hall On February 12, RC hosted Dr. Patrick Deneen, an American political theorist who is Professor of Political Science and holds the...

S.A.R.A. Talks Gendered Communication

Written by Devon Mitchell Dina Hackley from SARA (Sexual Assault Response and Awareness) came to Roanoke last Tuesday to discuss gendered communication with students and...

The Rise and Fall of Mike Bloomberg

Written by Joey Slusher Michael “Mike” Bloomberg, a late entry into the Democratic race for the presidential nomination, saw a strong uptick in support in...

Mac & Bob’s to be Featured on NBC’s “Sunday Today”

Written by Jessica Shelburne In an upcoming segment on NBC’s Sunday Today, famous and beloved downtown Salem restaurant Mac and Bob’s will be featured regarding...

RC Students Discuss What it Means to Be a Man

Written by Brice Hall On Wednesday, February 5, a late night gathering of Maroons sat down for a hearty breakfast and critical discussion of masculinity...

Monica Lewinsky Talks of Shame and Humiliation

Written by Devon Mitchell In January 1998, a 24-year-old White House intern’s life was forever changed when her personal life was thrust under a media...

What in the Malarkey Happened in Iowa???

Written by Joey Slusher The Iowa Caucuses took place on Monday, February 3. The Iowa Caucuses signal the official start of primary season during a...

RC Hosts Fanchon Glover to Honor King’s Legacy

Written by Jessica Shelburne On Monday evening, a lecture was presented on campus to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Dr....

Leadership Roanoke Kicks Off with Emerging Leaders Summit

Written by Bradley Bommarito On Saturday, January 23, Leadership Roanoke and RC Student Activities hosted the Emerging Leaders Summit (ELS). This event was a day...

Impeachment Trial Lurches to a Shaky Start

Written by Joey Slusher American politics has recently become dominated (for good reason) by the presidential impeachment proceedings. Whatever it is people may believe about...

Hope Springs Eternal at RC

Written by Devon Mitchell On Thursday, Jan. 16, RC’s Kickin’ It Live program hosted a musical guest to help teach students about music throughout the...

RC Student Unveils Video Game History Exhibit

Written by Robby Mangum What could be cooler than playing video games and learning? Not much. From November 18-22, an interactive exhibit on history through...

Students Compete in Salem Civic Challenge

Written by Jack Miller On Saturday, Nov. 23, Roanoke College hosted the 2nd annual Salem Civic Challenge. This event was a collaboration among the city...

RC Students Thank Faculty & Staff

Written by Bradley Bommarito In a new and creative way of expressing gratitude during the Thanksgiving season, Rooney’s Brews in Fintel Library unveiled “The Giving...

Candidates Enter and Exit the 2020 Race

Written by Joey Slusher The race for the Democratic nomination has seen major changes this week as the field continues to change and poll numbers...

Students, Faculty Observe November Mercury Transit

Written by Bradley Bommarito On Monday, Nov. 11, the planet Mercury traveled in front of the Sun, resulting in an astronomy event referred to as...

Visiting Theologian Reconciles Christianity with Cosmology

By Jack Miller and Brice Hall On Monday, Nov. 18, RC hosted contemporary Lutheran theologian Dr. Olli-Pekka Vainio of the University of Helsinki for a...

Fowler Lecture Promotes Civil Discourse

Written by Bradley Bommarito On Tuesday, Nov. 12, RC hosted the Henry H. Fowler Distinguished Public Speaker Program’s 2019 program, which was titled, “Can We...

Candidates Clash, Come Together at the 5th Democratic Debate

Written by Joey Slusher On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the top ten candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for President gathered in Atlanta and took to...