More than 40 students offered feedback on the 11 drafted goals of the Strategic Plan Wednesday night.
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More than 40 students offered feedback on the 11 drafted goals of the Strategic Plan Wednesday night.
Crutcher encouraged students to take part in the design of next year's Strategic Plan.
The University of Richmond unveiled its new transportation initiative for students, faculty and staff just in time for the spring semester. The initiative, unveiled Monday, Jan.
How to gain the freshman 15 and other unimportant things: You know freshmen have arrived when... ? Cars are going at a snail's pace.
About 70 students converged Friday at Jepson Hall wielding signs in protest of alumna Victoria Cobb, president of The Family Foundation of Virginia, who is one of two graduates this year to receive an award presented annually by the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. Some student protestors voiced concerns over Cobb's leadership of the Family Foundation ? an advocacy group whose stated mission is to strengthen the family ? because it had previously lobbied for legislation banning same-sex marriage, same-sex partnerships, anti-discrimination policies based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Virginia workplaces, and gay-straight alliance groups in Virginia public schools, said sophomores Jeff Hunt and Johanna Gehlbach, who helped organize the protest. Freshman Jennifer Johnson, president of UR Body, UR Choice, a pro-choice advocacy group, said that ten people from the organization had also attended the protest. "I expect us to send a strong message to the Jepson School of Leadership Studies that the University of Richmond does not stand for intolerance and that we support the LGBTQ community at the University of Richmond," Hunt said of the protest. Gehlbach said that she had felt that the Jepson School was promoting Cobb's views based on its decision to honor her accomplishments. "Honoring her work in hindering her fellow man and in serving to oppress and discriminate and marginalize her fellow man," Gehlbach said.
Two Westhampton College Government Association members started a mentoring program that partners University of Richmond undergraduates with School of Continuing Studies students. Six undergraduates and nine SCS students signed up for the program - SCS/Undergrad Connections - with the hope of bridging the gap between the different schools on campus, Class of 2011 Senator Elizabeth Hailand said. Hailand and sophomore Asha Phadke, WCGA class of 2012 president, were inspired by the idea at Spider Senate Saturday, where they met with student groups and the Richmond College Student Government Association to discuss campus initiatives, student concerns and the continued implementation of President Edward Ayers' strategic plan. Hailand sat at a table with an SCS member and the topic of discussion turned to the strategic plan's mission of cross-school bonding. "We talked about how it would be nice for the SCS students to form bonds with the rest of the campus so that they could actually have that pride of being a Spider and a Richmond student," Hailand said. It was that conversation from which the idea of SCS/Undergrad Connections grew.
The members of the Richmond College Government Association approved the contents of a letter -- intended for the General Education Revision Committee -- which expresses serious concerns about the University of Richmond's curriculum revision proposal in its current form. The RCSGA letter, passed in a unanimous vote during a meeting last Wednesday, summarized the main concerns that had been brought to the attention of both the Westhampton College Government Association and the RCSGA by students, and offered suggestions for amending the changes to create a more favorable finalized proposal. The General Education Committee members will continue revising the current proposal until a Nov.
The number of students who have changed their financial aid status because of parents losing jobs has more than doubled since last fall. This year 90 students have filed changes to financial aid, compared with 44 the previous year, said Cynthia Deffenbaugh, director of student financial aid. Approximately 50 percent of students receive need-based financial aid, and 70 percent receive some form of aid to attend Richmond, Deffenbaugh said The numbers are a part of a larger trend at Richmond.
The General Education Revision Committee met with a group of about 25 students and faculty Wednesday morning to discuss possible changes to the general education requirements. Gene Anderson, the committee's chair, along with Catherine Bagwell, Barry Lawson, and Clark Williams fielded questions in the hour-long meeting about the committee's two new models that would be implemented in fall 2011 if approved by the university faculty. Both plans would increase the number of general education requirements from the current 13 units.
The Modlin Center for the Arts' exhibit of Robert Crumb's comics and its sponsorship of his appearance at the Carpenter Theatre on Oct.
During his annual report to the University of Richmond community on Monday, President Edward Ayers acknowledged the accomplishments of the university staff and faculty throughout the last year. But he also highlighted the work that still needed to be done. Ayers said the university's achievements during the last year -- including a 7 percent increase in freshman students who accepted offers of admission from Richmond, a doubling of the number of students of color in the freshman class and continued improvements in sustainability initiatives -- had been even more striking because of the dire economic situation in Virginia and across the nation during the past year. As universities and colleges have worked through a fundamental redefinition of American higher education by laying off staff and faculty, instituting major budget cuts and eliminating sports teams, Richmond has endured well through this uncharted territory in comparison, he said.
Richmond students are fulfilling the Richmond Promise one step - or curb cut - at a time, thanks to the accessibility map that the Introduction to Geographic Information Systems class created last fall. Accepting the task to increase inclusive diversity, one component of President Edward Ayers' Richmond Promise - the university's Strategic Plan for 2009-2014 - faculty initiated a response to the need for greater handicapped accessibility.
The elimination of Expository Writing as a requirement has sparked an e-mail debate among faculty about the future of student writing instruction.
Faculty, staff members and a student discussed potential changes to the University of Richmond's general education requirements on Friday during an open meeting hosted by the General Education Revision Committee. The committee, overseen by the Provost's office, is charged with redesigning the general education curriculum to incorporate the academic goals laid out in The Richmond Promise, the university's strategic plan for 2009-14. Gene Anderson, the committee's chairman, said Friday's meeting was the third open meeting last week.
In September 1969, alumnus and trustee E. Claiborne Robins donated $50 million to the University of Richmond with the goal of making the university one of the finest small universities in the nation. Nearly 40 years later, Edward L.
Since his inauguration, University of Richmond President Edward Ayers has stressed the need for students to study the humanities, which he says offer important lessons that can be used in all facets of work. "The humanities prepare people to be leaders, to see the largest contexts and consequences of things, to make subtle distinctions and create new experiences, to deal with ambiguity, novelty and complexity," Ayers wrote in a recent issue of Daedalus, the quarterly journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. But Ayers has also articulated this need to a national audience. On March 9, Ayers joined David Souter, associate justice of the U.S.
The University of Richmond Arts and Sciences graduate school admitted its last class of students in 2008 and will move its Liberal Arts program to the School of Continuing Studies That's according to Kathy Hoke, associate dean of arts and sciences.
As the Greater Richmond Transit Company considers cutting its bus service to the University of Richmond, campus administrators are creating a marketing plan they hope will increase ridership among students and staff. Earlier last year, Human Resource Services contacted GRTC to purchase bus passes for its employees, said Lisa Miles, coordinator of Common Ground and a member of the Common Ground Action Committee on accessibility and transportation. The administration ultimately decided to commit to investing in bus passes for employees because it would help fulfill the community engagement aspect of the Strategic Plan, would assist employees who may not otherwise have a means of transportation to the campus and would reduce the carbon footprint of the university, said Carl Sorensen, associate vice president for human resources. As of fall 2008, all University of Richmond employees have access to free GRTC passes, and about 70 staff members use the Route 16 bus regularly, Sorensen said.
The University of Richmond's Board of Trustees have unanimously approved the proposed five-year strategic plan, clearing the way for administrators to immediately begin molding university policy and offering programs to reach the plan's five goals. The trustees, who met Thursday and Friday at the Jepson Alumni Center primarily to deliberate the plan, passed it without alterations, said President Edward Ayers and his chief of staff, Lori Schuyler. The plan -- dubbed "The Richmond Promise" -- was founded on five points, which included promises for increased diversity, access and affordability, engagement with the City of Richmond and unity among the separate schools.
University of Richmond students tried to outwit one another as they competed for $1,000 on Tuesday. During a Strategic Innovation Challenge on Nov.