Archive for May, 2014

Old face, new position: Gray promoted to director of both tennis teams

Sports, Tennis May 30, 2014 at 2:25 am 0 comments

This spring, Randolph-Macon College’s long-time assistant tennis coach, Charles Gray, was promoted to director of tennis for the men’s and women’s teams. Coach Gray has been here for over nine years with the tennis program and has worked in every aspect of the program, including recruiting, scheduling, planning and runningRead More

Baseball returns from ODAC tournament, but may recieve an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament

Baseball, Sports May 30, 2014 at 2:23 am 0 comments

The Randolph-Macon Yellow Jacket baseball team finished their 2014 season last week with a 24-15 overall record and a 14-6 record in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). The team continued their success this year with the highest overall winning percentage since 1987 and their best finish (third) in theRead More

Rice rescinds invitation to speak at Rutgers U

Rice rescinds invitation to speak at Rutgers U

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 30, 2014 at 2:21 am 0 comments

After being scheduled to speak at Rutgers University for commencement, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice rescinded her invitation to speak after Rutgers students protested her appearance, CNN reported. Rutgers students expressed concerns over having Rice speak because of her involvement with the war in Iraq. “Rice signed offRead More

Is E. Warren considering a run for president?

Is E. Warren considering a run for president?

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 30, 2014 at 2:19 am 0 comments

Is Warren’s book tour a campaign trial run? Elizabeth Warren has told ABC News, the Huffington Post and countless other news sources that she does not plan to run for president. This has not stopped experts from trying to guess how her campaign could go if she changed her tune.Read More

House hearing on the unionization of athletes

House hearing on the unionization of athletes

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 30, 2014 at 2:15 am 0 comments

A House Committee plans to conduct a hearing on May 8 regarding the possible unionization of Northwestern University’s football team. The hearing is titled “Big Labor on College Campuses: Examining the Consequences of Unionizing Student Athletes,” and will be held by the Education and Workforce Committee. A regional chairperson ofRead More

April 2014 jobs numbers

April 2014 jobs numbers

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 30, 2014 at 2:13 am 0 comments

In April, the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs, the highest number of jobs added in any month in the past two years, Fox News reported. Along with the jobs added, unemployment also ticked down to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent, although part of this decrease can be accounted for byRead More

Opinion: Unions long overdue for athletes

Opinion: Unions long overdue for athletes

Opinions, Politics and Opinions May 30, 2014 at 1:48 am 0 comments

At a glance, the idea of college athletes unionizing might seem a little silly. In the minds of the American public, we link unions with “Big Labor”: established industries with thousands (or millions) of employees that keep our economy running on all cylinders. Currently, however, many student-athletes are devoting timeRead More

Relay for Life Spotlight: Kylie Wash

Relay for Life Spotlight: Kylie Wash

Features, Other Spotlights May 30, 2014 at 1:44 am 0 comments

Relay For Life kicked off its sixth philanthropy event at Randolph-Macon this past weekend. The event was held on Saturday, May 3 from 6 p.m. until Sunday, May 4 at 6 a.m. There were 28 teams registered, which totaled 337 participants, not to mention all the walk-on participants totaling overRead More

Alumnus James Murray wins Town Council

Alumnus James Murray wins Town Council

Features, Other Spotlights May 30, 2014 at 1:41 am 0 comments

James Murray, ’09, originally from Manchester, MI, and now living in Ashland, graduated from Randolph-Macon Cum Laude and with honors. A double major in Drama and English, and a minor in music, Murry currently is a faculty member at R-MC and works in the library as an Audio-visual Specialist. HeRead More

Senior Spotlight: Katie Umberger

Senior Spotlight: Katie Umberger

Features, Senior Spotlights May 28, 2014 at 7:56 pm 0 comments

Katie Umberger, from Hershey, Pa, is an art history major who is very active on the Randolph-Macon campus with her involvement in various activities such as concert choir, the Leadership Fellows Program, and being a recent inductee into Phi Beta Kappa. Umberger said she first decided to come to R-MCRead More