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Finding enough beds for returning students who studied abroad was not easy this semester, but in the end everyone was housed, Carolyn Bigler, assistant director of undergraduate student housing, said.
For returning students who were abroad, finding housing can be difficult, she said.
Facilities workers determined that it was possible to break into a locked University Forest Apartment using a flimsy card, such as a SpiderCard, said Carolyn Bigler, assistant director of student housing.
In response to this security issue, University of Richmond facilities employees will install metal security plates around the door handles of every apartment to prevent intruders from entering locked residences with cards, said Susie Reid, director of operations and maintenance services.
Facilities has placed an order for these plates, and the installation process will begin next week, Reid said.
Although it is highly unlikely that an intruder could break into an apartment when the dead-bolt latch is used, facilities determined that it was possible to break into some of the apartments when only the door handle was locked.
Senior Colby Sheffer, the Westhampton College victim who reported that a male intruder entered her locked apartment on Oct.
In light of recent breaking-and-entering reports on campus, the University of Richmond housing department will change all locks on the doors of the University Forest Apartments, said Carolyn Bigler, assistant director of undergraduate student housing.
"We're going to be issuing new keys for all residents, and the work will be done within the next two weeks," Bigler said.
The schedule for the lock changes is as follows:
* Apartment blocks 100 through 1100 will be changed on Wednesday, Nov.
Bed bugs are spreading at an alarming rate across the United States. According to a story by Laura Petrecca in USA Today, pest control companies have seen a 57 percent increase in cases related to bed bugs in the last five years and an 81 percent increase since 2000.
On the University of Richmond's campus, one case of bed bugs has been reported during the new school year, according to Al Lane, manager of custodial and environmental services.
A housing crisis in 2009 changed Gray Court, a previously all-male dormitory, into a co-ed environment.
Administrators said there are currently no plans to revert Gray Court to a single-sex dormitory.
Co-ed housing provides the housing department at the University with more flexibility because suites can be divided between male and females, said Carolyn Bigler, the assistant director of student housing.
The University Forest Apartments are getting a facelift, sort of.
This semester, the University of Richmond purchased new kitchen and living room furniture, including a round table with four chairs, a sofa, two lounge chairs, a coffee table and a floor lamp for all university apartments.
Betsy Andress, director of university services in the Office of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, said that each year an assessment of campus upgrades was conducted and chosen projects were allotted money from summer capital projects funding.
"We look every year at furniture needs and try to come up with the biggest need we can provide," Andress said.
This year that need was new UFA furniture.
On a dead-end street, a two-story split-level red brick house sits on a quiet street among its neighboring homes.
Hundreds of University of Richmond students spent an amazing semester studying and traveling abroad.
More than 75 study abroad programs in 30 countries were represented at the University of Richmond's Study Abroad Fair in the Alice Haynes Room last Thursday.
Although the fair is only a glimpse of what an international education can offer, it helps students who are considering studying abroad narrow their choices and gather insights from alumni and exchange students.
Prospective study-abroad students migrated from one display to the next, weighing their options of study abroad institutions and programs that might be best-suited to their academic needs and travel interests.
While there are 4 multimillion dollar construction projects on campus, university forest apartment renovations are not expected for years to come, said Carolyn Bigler, assistant director of undergraduate student housing.
"There is a 10-year renovation plan [for campus] and the apartments are nowhere near the beginning of that plan," said Carolyn Bigler, assistant director of undergraduate student housing.
Four other major construction projects are underway across campus, including the Queally Hall expansion of the E.
Dear Sorry Senior Self,
If you're reading this, you're sitting on the opposite side of the chapel, dressed in black like the other senior girls (or, as the informational letter invited, in an "ethnic expression of choice" if you've uncovered some new ancestors during the past three years).
Happy Proclamation Night!
The task of accommodating the massive freshman class forced the University of Richmond Housing Department to alter its plans for this semester and, potentially, for the future.
Although it's still unclear how many students will require on-campus housing during the spring semester, the Housing Department has already been forced to alter its plans for this semester, despite not having to house the record number of students currently studying abroad.
There are 314 undergraduate students abroad this fall semester, said Michele Cox, director of study abroad programs.
Although it cannot be predicted how many students will study abroad during the spring 2010 semester, 248 students studied abroad last fall ? compared with only 58 students during the spring ? and 18 students remained abroad all year, Cox said.
By Michael Gaynor
A group of University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University students is striving to make a difference in the city's low-income communities by working one-on-one with struggling residents to help them achieve economic stability and pursue expanded opportunities.
National Student Partnerships was founded in 1998 by two Yale University undergraduates who saw a wide economic gap between their college and the city surrounding it.
How is it that this school takes such a diverse student body and creates many similar people? I'll be asking this question during the coming weeks in an attempt to analyze the enigma that is the University of Richmond and the limitations of the student experience.
First, there is the issue of buildings on this campus geared toward late-night student activities.
I like to take naps:
Choose wisely, because your answer could be used to select the person you will be living with during the next eight months.
This is just one of the questions considered in the University of Richmond's roommate selection process, for which Richmond has been recognized in this week's issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Here are some easy ways to get around the Richmond area.
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As University of Richmond undergraduate students consider their housing options for next year, a number of changes will be in effect, including the reassignment of residence halls and an online registration system.
Next year, freshman males will be housed in Dennis, Marsh and Wood halls, while freshman women will remain in Lora Robins Court and Moore Hall.
Thomas Hall, along with Gray and South courts will be reserved for upperclassman males.
Students at the University of Richmond are finally beginning to see the results of all the construction efforts and frustrations.
The Heilman Dining Center has undergone an extensive expansion and renovation.