Earlier this week, we announced two new, exciting ventures here on campus. We are creating the Randolph College Center for Student Research and the Randolph College Center for Ancient Drama to create synergy with several related educational programs.
The Center for Student Research will integrate three strong programs that help students experience original and innovative research:
- the Randolph Innovative Student Experience, which makes grants of up to $2,000 to Randolph juniors and seniors for independent research and scholarship
- the Summer Research Program, through which students spend eight weeks working closely with faculty on research projects
- the Symposium of Artists and Scholars, an annual conference where students present their research projects, art, choreography, creative writing, and other scholarly work
The Center for Ancient Drama will enhance the College’s growing reputation as a preferred destination for students who are interested in the study of classics and ancient drama.
Directed by Amy R. Cohen, a classics professor, the Center will incorporate several of the College's current undertakings:
- The Greek Play, a Randolph tradition that allows students to perform classic theatre in the Mabel Kate Whiteside Greek Theatre with techniques like those used by ancient Greek actors.
- The Conference on Ancient Drama in Performance, which brings scholars to the College to discuss studies of ancient Greece
- Didaskalia, an internationally renowned journal dedicated to the study of ancient Greek and Roman performance
For more information on the role the Centers will play at the College, read this news release on the Randolph College Web site.