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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.

Visiting IT Professor Talks Machine Learning

Written by Robby Mangum On April 10, Dr. Caleb Bradberry, assistant professor of Information Technology at Radford University, hosted an MSCP conversation about the ethics...

Top 10 RC Moments of the 2018-2019 Year

Written by Kaelyn Spickler Flood in October The talk of Hurricane Florence making her appearance on the East Coast scared many, but the effects of...

Notre Dame de Paris Goes Up in Flames

Written by Emma Grosskopf A massive fire shook the Ile de La Cité on Monday when the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris went up...

Alumni Weekend Offers Opportunities for Reconnection, Rejoice

Written by Brice Hall Alumni Weekend 2019 kicks off on Thursday, April 4, with an Alumni Career Fair that could help modern fledgling Maroons get...

RC Alum, English Prof. Talks Love, Shares Her Book

Written by Robby Mangum Roanoke College alumna Mandy Len Catron spoke to students about her book How to Fall in Love with Anyone on...

Distinguished Presidential Historian, Author Visits RC

Written by Bradley Bommarito On Thursday, March 28, writer and journalist Jon Meacham visited Roanoke College as a guest speaker in the Henry H. Fowler...

L.A. Rapper Murdered Suddenly in Gang Shooting

Written by Shamira James Rapper Ermias Asghedom, known professionally as Nipsey Hussle, was gunned down in front of his Los Angeles store, Marathon Clothing, this...

Riverfest Promises Food, Fun, Music for a Good Cause

Written by Bradley Bommarito Next month, RC students, staff, and faculty as well as local community members will have the opportunity to get food and...

RC Celebrates International Women’s Day

Written by Emily Leclerc On Tuesday, March 12, Roanoke College hosted a luncheon and forum about women’s sexuality around the globe. “Our Bodies, Ourselves” was...

RC’s Model Arab League Earns Distinctions at Regional Conference

Written by Jordan Hanson Last weekend, Roanoke College’s Model Arab League attended the South Eastern Regional Model Arab League (SERMAL) conference in Spartanburg, SC. SERMAL...

RC Alum Explores the Evolution of Schizophrenia

Written by Robby Mangum On Feb. 11, Dr. Cullen Truett, an RC alum and psychiatry resident at the University of Virginia’s Department of Psychiatry and...

RC Public Affairs Department Professors Discuss Federalism

Written by Hunter Haskins Dr. Justin Garrison, assistant professor, and Dr. Bryan Parsons, associate professor, of the RC Public Affairs Department helmed the provocatively-named “Is...

Death Row Survivor, Legal Activist Joseph Giarratano Shares Story

Written by Bradley Bommarito Last Tuesday, Joseph Giarratano shared his experiences of being on Virginia’s death row for a crime that many believe he did...

Colleges Compete in Annual Ethics Bowl Hosted by RC

Written by Emily Leclerc On Feb. 10 and 11, Roanoke College had the pleasure of hosting the 20th annual Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl. The Ethics...

Fraternity Hopefuls Celebrate Bids Day

Written by Lorin Brice Hall On Feb. 2, a series ofjoyous celebration took place throughout the Roanoke College community. Last Saturday was the semesterly Boys...

Roanoke Valley HOPE Initiative Offers Support, Services

Written by Emma Grosskopf The Roanoke Valley HOPE Initiative (RVHI) is a volunteer-based organization here in the valley that focuses on helping individuals who suffer...

Local Journalist and Activist Beth Macy Addresses Opioid Crisis

Written by Aeryn McMurtry and Zoe Manoukian Beth Macy, author of New York Times bestseller “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America,”...

FEAST Feeds, Inspires Artists

Written by Robby Mangum Last Wednesday, Olin Hall Galleries hosted FEAST, a dinner for RC students majoring in the fine arts. FEAST, which stands for...

Rekindle Romance With These 2019 Tips

Written by Kaelyn Spickler Welcome to 2019, y’all! With the New Year comes new hookups, relationships and the like. I’m sure we all have learned...

Maroons Go Greek!

Written by Bradley Bommarito The beginning of each semester marks an important time period for a subset of the RC student body. This is the...