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The man accused of gunning down Trayvon Martin one year ago will need to prove he acted in self-defense, according to a panel of law experts who discussed the case at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies on Tuesday.
The experts, Richmond law professor John Douglass and criminal law professor Vincent Robertson, fleshed out some of the legal issues associated with the shooter's approaching trial.
After hearing the established facts of the case, the few dozen students in the audience engaged in a lengthy question-and-answer segment with the experts.
"The key question is who holds the privilege of self-defense in this case," Robertson said.
Though undergraduate and graduate virtual courses are filling up with students from around the world, undergraduate programs at the University of Richmond are not looking to follow the online education trend any time soon.
Of Richmond's five schools of study, the School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) currently offers the most online classes and has promoted online learning for the past 10 years.
University of Richmond's oldest coed a cappella group, Choeur du Roi, performed a mix of modern and classic songs to a supportive and excited crowd for the third annual King of Hearts Concert on Saturday.
About 100 fans, friends and family of the group members came to Camp Concert Hall to hear both Choeur du Roi and one of the a cappella groups at VCU, the Notochords, sing.
The men's lacrosse team defeated East Carolina University, 23-4, in its third game of the season on Sunday.
Richmond dominated the game from the beginning and led 13-2 at the half.
Sixty-four roster spots opened after the dismissal of the men's soccer and indoor and outdoor track and field teams last fall.
The Princeton Review has included the University of Richmond on its list of 75 best-value private universities for the 10th year in a row.
The publication selected Richmond for having the academic opportunities of larger universities, with the advantages of being a smaller liberal arts college.
"The value proposition and the return on investment is very high here at the university," said Gil Villanueva, assistant vice president and dean of admission.
Despite the economic downfall since 2008, the university administration continues to add to the campus, particularly to the academic enterprise, he said.
Construction and renovations totaling almost $90 million and a growing faculty size that has reduced the student-teacher ratio to 8-1, are evidence of the university's effort to enhance the value of students' educational experience, Villanueva said.
Richmond's dedication to financial aid support was emphasized as another top factor toward the recognition of the university as a best-value institution.
"Our commitment to financial aid that ensures Richmond's exceptional experience remains accessible to qualified students, regardless of their financial circumstances," President Edward Ayers said, in to information provided by the university administrators.
Richmond has a need-blind admission policy and promises to meet 100 percent of demonstrated need.
"This is a very expensive proposition for many institutions," Villanueva said.
For a team that was supposed to be weakened by its lack of experience and offense, the Spider baseball team defied all preseason expectations in its opening series against Bucknell University.
In the first game of the season, the rookies showed their merit in beating the Bucknell Bison 10-4, with solid performances from freshmen Tanner Stanley, Jansen Fraser and Aaron Newman and redshirt freshman Jon de Marte.
Stanley and Newman both went 1-for-4, but their hits were their first collegiate home runs, accounting for three of the Spiders' 10 runs of the day.
As members of the Beta Beta chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity wait to hear the outcome of their appeals process, the chapter's president, junior Kevin Carney, confirmed in an email that he was expelled from the fraternity by Kappa Sigma Nationals.
The reason for his expulsion has not yet been confirmed.
In Coach Mark McQueen's six years of coaching the University of Richmond baseball team, he has never had a bigger turnover year.
Student and professional choreographers have been working together most of this school year to produce nine original pieces for the University Dancers 28th annual spring performance, Shifting Ground: New Voices in Dance.
The dancers will perform at 7:30 p.m.
For visitors to the University of Richmond Museums' newest art exhibit, here's one piece of advice: Go with the flow.
"Flow, Just Flow: Variations on a Theme" opened Jan.
After the recent school shootings in Conn., the security of students, faculty and staff has become a priority for local governments and educational institutions.
Starting next fall, one or two puppies will live on campus in the University Forest Apartments with students who will train them for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, chemistry professor Carol Parish said.
Parish held two information sessions this week, and about 50 students expressed interest in becoming puppy raisers or trainers, she said.
When the final buzzer sounded in the Robins Center Thursday night at the Black & Blue Classic, students poured onto the court to celebrate with the Spiders, who had just won the title of best basketball team in Richmond by triumphing 86-74 in overtime over Virginia Commonwealth University.
VCU fans had already begun to file out of the stadium with 30 seconds left in the game, reluctantly relinquishing the bragging rights they had earned last year with the Rams' victory on their home court.
Throughout the game, Richmond and VCU fans took turns standing and yelling for their teams with volumes seldom heard in the Robins Center.
The sold-out arena was a sea of red with significant patches of yellow-clad VCU fans who numbered an estimated 2,000.
When the score became tied in the second half, Richmond began a chorus of the traditional cheers, "We are U-R." This was quickly matched by Rams fans chanting, "V-C-U."
Darien Brothers saved the Spiders with a three-pointer with just 1.5 seconds left to force the game into overtime.
Senior Darien Brothers wasn't even supposed to take the shot during Richmond's final possession of regulation, he said.
His teammates, coach and Spider fans everywhere are sure glad he did, though.
Due to laziness, living in the United States of YOLO, and me being one of the more popular girls on campus, my roommates and I have been hosting some apartment parties lately.
Almost every seat was filled in Camp Concert Hall on Monday as students, faculty and members of the Richmond community gathered in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
The University of Richmond's department of theatre and dance will debut its performance of "The Learned Ladies" at 7:30 p.m.
The staff of University Museums and Modlin Center for the Arts hosted the fifth annual Family Arts Day on Sunday, featuring face painting, stick puppets and an instrument petting zoo, in the Modlin Center lobby.
This year's theme centered on "Carnival of the Animals," a piece ensemble-in-residence eighth blackbird performed for the event.
The new sorority and student activities cottages opened their doors to students and alumni on Saturday afternoon after three years of planning and decades of anticipation.
Especially for students in sororities, the cottages have become the realization of a long-time dream to give each chapter a space on campus it can call its own.
"They haven't had a place to just be women and be sisters," said Alison Bartel Keller, director of student activities.
Since 1989, when the sororities were first chartered on campus, Keller's role was keeping the dream of an activities center alive, so that when the opportunity came to create one, Keller said, they would be ready.
With the appointments of Edward Ayers as president and Steve Bisese as vice president for student development three years ago, the opportunity arrived, Keller said.