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Greg Collins, a University of Richmond Law School student and active-duty Marine, received the prestigious Tillman Military Scholarship, making him the first recipient in the school's history. The Tillman Foundation awarded Collins the award on merits of leadership, personal ambition and a "drive to make a positive impact on others through service," as declared in the foundation's mission statement. The foundation started when Pat Tillman, an NFL quarterback, chose a place with the Army Rangers over a successful and lucrative professional contract.
Through all of the adversity football players face in a season, Molly Sutherland is always there to help. Seventy-two hours before the first football game of the season, junior defensive lineman Terrence Fullum received some of the worst possible news an athlete can receive--he wouldn't be playing in the first game. He had survived the relentless physical and mental demands of preseason camp.
Peter Guralnick, a Grammy-winning music historian, will speak on campus tomorrow evening as part of the Jepson Leadership Forum.
For 77 days this summer, senior Lyniesha Wright lived without electricity, plumbing or even an alarm clock in the Kalu Yala Valley in the Panamanian highlands. Wright was in a study abroad and entrepreneurial internship program with the Kalu Yala company, which is working to build a sustainable community from the ground up on the 550 acres of land it owns in the valley.
Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern slavery in the United States, according to University of Richmond political science professor Monti Datta.
In 18th century Virginia, alcoholic cider, the everyday drink of the colonists, was made primarily by the women of the household.
For the first time at University of Richmond, two students are training guide dogs while living on campus. Seniors Claire Goelst and Chris Silvey are members of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a nonprofit guide dog school with chapters along the East Coast.
This summer, 300 Richmond students received funding from University of Richmond Summer Fellowships to pursue an internship or conduct research. Students received an average of $3,677 each, totaling over $1 million.
A preface to the story of Adam and Eve is explored in artist Jay Bolotin's multiwork and multimedia exhibition, "The Jackleg Testament Continues," which is currently on display in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, located in the Modlin Center for the Arts. "I always found the story strange because I never understood what Eve did wrong," Bolotin said. In Bolotin's version of the story, "Jack" is embodied by a jack-in-the-box toy and plays the role of Adam. After breaking free from a Godlike figure known as "Nobodaddy," Jack represents the serpent in the tree and gives Eve a violin.
Imagine a box of fresh local produce gets delivered to your apartment doorstep. Does it get devoured as a welcome alternative to campus options or rot alongside last night's leftovers from The Cellar? Last week, residents of the 1500, 1600 and 1700 blocks of the University Forest Apartments received a knock at the door, not to find a box of produce, but rather a fellow student advocating fresh food delivery. Celeste Reppond, a University of Richmond senior, considers herself on a journey of health, she said.
The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement opens its weekly Brown Bag Series Sept. 6 with speaker Ed Trask discussing Richmond's Street Art Festival . The CCE holds discussions most Fridays from 12:30 to 1:25 p.m.
The Richmond Rowdies, a student organization that promotes varsity athletics and school spirit, is revamping its approach to get students more involved on game days. The changes start within the group itself, said senior Josh Grice, president of the Rowdies.
Chemistry professor Carol Parish established a sub-chapter of Richmond's Guiding Eyes for the Blind on campus this spring, with official sponsorship of the university. The university's new sub-chapter has 20 student members and will start raising two puppies this coming fall semester, she said.
"When I first entered the gym I thought, 'This is it; this is where my life ends.' I was so scared, my legs were shaking and I was so afraid that I would have to dance alone." This quote is on the wall in the Dancing Classrooms New York City studio and describes the initial terror that a student faced before taking his first dance lesson.
SAVE, a new organization on campus committed to educating the community about sexual violence, will be hosting Take Back the Night on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
On the evening of Saturday, March 30, friends and family members came together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the University of Richmond's a cappella group Off the Cuff. A segment of the concert was dedicated to recognizing OTC's three current seniors, Andrew Thomas, Ryan Cooke and Taylyn Hulse.
With the goal of promoting healthy habits on campus, the Wellness Education Bandits hosted Pleasurefest 2013 in the University Forum on March 28. The event's slogan was, "Everyone is looking for a little pleasure... but are you looking in the right place?" and advertised events such as puppy petting, a condom pinata and mini exercise classes. The Wellness Education Bandits is a new organization on campus run by Slade Gormus at the Student Health Center, said senior Jaclyn Pierce, a member of the organization.
The 2012-2013 edition of The Messenger, University of Richmond's student-run literary magazine, will be one of the largest editions in the magazine's nearly 100-year history, Rachel Bevels, co-editor-in-chief, said. The newest edition, due April 8, includes 128 pages of submissions, an increase from last year's 80 pages, Bevels said. Bevels, along with co-editor-in-chief Astoria Aviles and the section editors, reviewed each piece of fiction, non-fiction, art and poetry, and accepted about one-third of submissions this year, Bevels said. Bevels and Aviles had the tasks of not only taking over management of The Messenger, but also transforming the brand of the publication into a magazine that would continue to have a presence on Richmond's campus, Bevels said. The 2013 staff worked on creating a new look for the magazine, including a smaller paper size and new fonts and colors, which Bevels said she hoped would remain consistent in coming years. "We want people to see the magazine and say, 'That's The Messenger.
Ten students participated in the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement's Spring Break in Richmond program, which focused on education in the Richmond area for the second consecutive year. CCE staff members chose this theme because of the volume of students who regularly volunteer in schools or after-school programs, said Adrienne Piazza, the CCE coordinator for student development and educational programming. "I think there are two common responses to the question, 'Why are you interested in participating in this program?'" Piazza said.