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Ripon College is also the name of a college in Yorkshire, England. Yorkshire as a traditional county. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity...

Ripon College
Image:Rcwilogo.gif
Motto Fides Christi Scientia
Faith in Christ is Knowledge
Established 1851
School type Private, Liberal Arts
President David Joyce
Location Ripon, Wisconsin, USA
Campus Urban
Enrollment 900 undergraduate,
Faculty
Mascot Red Hawk
Athletics 35% of students on varsity teams
Homepage www.ripon.edu


Ripon College is a liberal arts college in Ripon, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1851, but its first class of students did not enroll until 1853. Past attendees include Harrison Ford (who did not finish) and Spencer Tracy (class of 1924). Image File history File links The logo of Ripon College File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Events January 23 - The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ... Private schools are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ... Ripon is a city located in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. ... One of the periods of glaciation was also termed the Wisconsin glaciation. ... The term urban means cities and towns as distinct from rural areas. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Ripon is a city located in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. ... Events January 23 - The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Harrison Ford Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor who, between 1977 and 1983, appeared in what were then four of the top ten highest-grossing movies ever. ... Spencer Tracy Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 - June 10, 1967) was an American film actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 through the 1960s. ...


The college has seven residential dormitories with several sororities including Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Chi Omega and the local sorority Delta Psi Delta. The college also has five fraternities including chapters of Sigma Chi, Theta Chi, Phi Delta Theta as well as local fraternities Lambda Delta Alpha and Phi Kappa Pi (named Merriman for the college's founder). Ripon College participates in athletics as an NCAA Division III school, as well as being a member of the Midwest Conference. The college's Rodman Center for the Arts houses a collection of classical Greek and Roman artifacts and two life-size portraits by Anthony van Dyck of Princess Amalia of the House of Orange and Sir Roger Townshend. The LDA crest, described below. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (or GLIAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division II. The GLIAC was founded in June 1972. ... In archaeology, an artifact or artefact is any object made or modified by a human culture, and often one later recovered by some archaeological endeavor. ... Self Portrait With a Sunflower Sir Anthony (Antoon) van Dyck (*March 22, 1599 - December 9, 1641) was a Flemish painter — mainly of portraits — who became the leading court painter in England. ... Amalia van Solms (31 August 1602 - 8 September 1675), countess of Braunfels, was the wife of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange. ... The Principality of Orange The title originally referred to the sovereign principality of Orange in southern France, which was a property of the House of Orange (from 1702 Orange-Nassau). ...



As of fall 2004, Ripon College's student body stood at around 900.




External link

  • http://www.ripon.edu/

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Ripon is said to have been made a royal borough by Alfred the Great, and in 937, Athelstan is stated to have granted to the monastery sanctuary, freedom from toll and taxes, and the privilege of holding a court, although both charters attributed to him are known to be spurious.
Ripon was the first school catchment area in England in which parents voted to keep a selective school in 2000.
Ripon College (from 1999), formerly Ripon City School, is a former secondary modern school across Clotherholme road from Ripon Grammar.
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