Students from Ripon, other area schools to discuss issues April 14

A student panel representing four northeastern Wisconsin schools of higher education will be held via Zoom webinar April 14. “Public Policy and College Students: A Student-Led Discussion” will begin at 6:30 p.m. The sponsor is the Student Advisory Board of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College.

Schools represented in the discussion are Ripon College, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, UW-Green Bay and Lawrence University in Appleton. Topics of discussion will include hot political issues and how they pertain to the lives of college students, including student loans, the COVID-19 pandemic and more.

Speakers will be:

  • Payton Rahn ’22 from Ripon College. She has a double major in politics and government and English, with a minor in Ancient, Renaissance and Medieval Studies. She also is on the Ripon College track and field team.
  • Austin Hammond, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh who will be graduating May. He is majoring in political science with a minor in social justice and is the current student body vice president of the Oshkosh Student Association.
  • Nathan Erck, a senior at UW-Green Bay who will be graduating in the summer of 2021. He is a history major with minors in political science and education. He also is on the cross country team.
  • A board member of the Lawrence University Community Council.

Registration for the discussion is free and may be made at ripon.edu/discussion.


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