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Ayers urges new students to engage in school's future

(08/26/08 2:22am)

President Edward Ayers called on new students Monday afternoon to actively shape the school's identity, and also acknowledged that increasing diversity was "an obligation" the university was still trying to fulfill. The remarks, delivered at a welcome address attended by about 400 students at the Robins Center, offered the first glimpse of Ayers' completed transition from a freshman president to a now firmly established leader.

Warner says Obama ready to lead nation in race for future

(08/28/08 12:42am)

RICHMOND -- Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner declared Tuesday night that the nation was engaged in a race for the future and that Barack Obama was the presidential candidate who could best lead the American people to win it. "This election isn't about liberal versus conservative," Warner said in his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Energy use to be monitored in residence halls next year

(08/28/08 3:17am)

A campus-wide push toward environmental sustainability has been boosted by a $100,000 donation from The Dominion Foundation, granted to pay for installing energy monitoring systems in 14 residence halls. The system is an Internet-based technology that will provide data detailing the amount of energy used by each student as well as dorm-by-dorm energy consumption.

Library intruder faces new charges, jail time

(08/28/08 4:01pm)

The man who police say triggered the May 6 campus lockdown faces new charges of drug possession and a felony charge of wearing a mask in public. Tim Mihalcoe, University of Richmond Police Department investigator, obtained two new arrest warrants for the man, 19-year-old Seth Newman, based on lab results showing he had possessed marijuana and an undefined schedule-three drug. On July 29, Newman was arrested for the second time since the incident at Boatwright Memorial Library and was taken to Henrico County Jail. Newman will have a hearing at Henrico County General District Court on Sept.

Tropical storm Hanna could hit Richmond Saturday

(09/03/08 7:43pm)

Tropical Storm Hanna is projected to hit the eastern part of Virginia Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. In an e-mail sent Wednesday afternoon, the University of Richmond's Emergency Management Team urged students, faculty and staff to monitor weather forecasts. Information from the weather service at 2 a.m.

Flash flooding, tropical winds expected in Richmond from Hanna

(09/05/08 3:24pm)

A tropical storm wind warning and flash flood watch are in effect for Richmond and surrounding areas from late tonight through Saturday evening as Tropical Storm Hanna continues to move toward Virginia. The storm is expected to dump three to five inches of rain, with higher amounts possible in some isolated areas, according to a National Weather Service advisory from Wakefield, Va.

Tropical Storm Hanna clears Richmond, no serious damage is reported

(09/06/08 6:01pm)

Tropical Storm Hanna moved through Richmond Saturday morning and afternoon, dropping between one and three inches of rain and bringing strong winds, but no serious damage. Hanna is now moving rapidly and is expected to clear Virginia by early Saturday evening. At the University of Richmond, members of the outdoors club jury-rigged a makeshift slip-n-slide on the Intramural Fields while half a dozen others played a game of soccer nearby. The club had planned a camping trip to First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, but with Hanna threatening eastern Virginia, the group rescheduled for next weekend, said senior Brandon Cieniewicz, president of the outdoors club. A few members bought a clear tarp at a hardware store, covered it in soap, then took it to the fields -- dressed in swimsuits -- as a steady but heavy rain fell. "I was surprised it worked so well," Cieniewicz said of the slide. Minor problems with leaky ceilings were reported elsewhere on campus, but the university didn't sustain any serious damage, said Andy Gurka, area coordinator for the University Forest Apartments.

Athletics: Basketball staff recruited illegally, NCAA investigation complete

(09/09/08 7:22pm)

The University of Richmond and the NCAA have concluded separate investigations into hundreds of text messages that basketball coaches knowingly sent while recruiting prospective student-athletes, a violation of NCAA rules. The announcement from athletics director Jim Miller -- posted Monday on the Spiders' Web site -- included information about the university's investigation and its sanctions against coaches and the programs, as well as a timeline of the violations. "The coaches were aware of the rule," Miller said.

Group proposes free education for students whose families make less than $75K

(09/15/08 11:01pm)

By Robin Hawbaker Collegian Reporter Members of the access and affordability Strategic Plan group examined ways to help low-income and international students at the University of Richmond including offering full tuition, room and board for all undergraduate students with a family income of $75,000 or less. It was the most ambitious idea discussed Monday night in the Gottwald Auditorium during a forum co-led by James Monks, an E.

Strategic plan group discusses how to connect University

(09/17/08 1:11am)

By Kate Foss Collegian Reporter The students, faculty and administrators who make up the Integrated Academic Enterprise working group are calling for increasing cross-school collaboration in courses at the University of Richmond. The leaders of the group, Provost Steve Allred, and Kathy Hoke, the associate dean of Arts and Sciences and an associate professor of mathematics, hosted an open forum Tuesday night to solicit feedback about the four goals the group has drafted. For interdisciplinary and cross-school connection, group members spoke about allowing undergraduates to take more courses outside of their majors and having more shared classroom sessions. Hoke said that the working group felt that students were interested in more interdisciplinary studies. "We have a sense that generally that is something a lot of students would want to see," Hoke said. The interdisciplinary plans also include an evaluation by the faculty of the first-year Core course, in addition to a review of the General Education Requirements with consideration to the newly adopted unit system. The group is also pushing for the creation of a faculty development center, which would provide a place for professors to discuss teaching methods and, in turn, allow faculty to find others with common interests.