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Six musicians from Colombia, all in their early twenties, are in the middle of a two-week stay in Richmond and are scheduled to perform several times at University of Richmond.
These musicians are associated with the Knocking on Doors to Open Futures Foundation, which focuses on community development through music in Cartagena, Colombia.
Matt Logan, a sophomore in Sigma Phi Epsilon, won the title of Mr. Richmond 2014 after walking the runway in his fraternity shirt, playing the guitar, singing a mash up of three music hits and sharing his life motto."I was really happy to have won," Logan said.
University of Richmond starting quarterback Michael Strauss suffered an injury on his throwing shoulder during practice Tuesday, per Richmond Athletics.
Despite being the smallest team in attendance at the national championships at Miami University of Ohio, the University of Richmond synchronized swimming team achieved a 10th place finish.
Over the weekend of March 21, two of the three Richmond swimmers swept the awards for which each collegiate coach votes, including senior Katy Alexander who won the Mary Jo Ruggieri $500 scholarship, and senior Dana McLachlin who won the 2014 Collegiate Athlete of the Year award.
Sophomore Sophia Diamond, the youngest member of the Richmond synchro trio, won a national title in the solo routine event in her skill category.
Head coach Asha Bandal said the national competition included every synchro team in the country, from club teams with little university backing to powerhouse programs at the varsity level.
"We're kind of in the middle," Bandal said.
The offices of Common Ground, Counseling and Psychological Services and the Chaplaincy sponsored a discussion called "Sexuality & Spirituality: Student Stories of Faith & Struggle" March 31 in Adams Auditorium.
A panel of four students from various Christian traditions shared personal experiences about the differing relationships between their religious beliefs and human sexuality.
In the early morning hours of Oct. 21, 2013, Officer Sgt. Scott Seitz stopped a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix on Route 1 in South Plainsboro, N.J., for speeding at 71 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Inclusivity has been a major focus at University of Richmond as part of the Richmond Promise. As a result of the hard work of many faculty and students, the university will be honored May 3 with the Catalyst Award for supporting LGBTQ students and creating a more inclusive environment.
Presenting the award is ROSMY, a local organization based in Richmond that aims to ensure equal opportunities for LGBQT youth in Virginia.
Ted Lewis, associate director of Common Ground for LGBTQ campus life, said, "The only reason 2013 was successful is because of lots of work done by faculty, staff and students for decades here at the University of Richmond."
Lewis said the award was honoring the past academic year and the work done in 2013 by the university.
The College Board recently announced, effective spring 2016, the SAT will be completely redesigned.
The University of Richmond Emergency Medical Services team received two awards at the National Collegiate EMS Foundation's annual conference, held from Feb.
Dining Services will change the meal plan options for next school year and Spider 17, the current meal plan assigned to all students in resident halls, will no longer be offered.
The Spider 17 costs $2,810 a semester and provides students with 17 meal swipes to be used in the Heilman Dining Center each week and 715 dining dollars for the semester to use at on-campus food retail locations, according to the dining services webpage.
"Students have access to come have all meals if they want," said Bettie Clarke, executive director of campus dining.
The Richmond College Dean's Office introduced the "I am Richmond College" project this February. The initiative is designed to celebrate diversity, both visible and invisible, within the RC community.
An "I am Richmond College" video, published on the RC website, features nine RC men who talk about their different identities based on background and experiences, sexual orientation, religion and nationality.
Matt Palmisano, RC '14, said he was proud to participate.
Outside the office of Amy Treonis in the Gottwald Science Center, lettuce, broccoli, onions and other seedlings are preparing for their ultimate transfer to outdoor soil.
The University of Richmond baseball team broke out of a seven-game slump over the weekend with a 2-1 series win over Fairfield University, thanks to the awakening of a stagnant offense.
After starting the season 0-7, the Spiders stopped their skid with a lopsided 13-2 triumph over the Stags in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
"The idea is to help simplify our road system and improve way-finding," said Andrew McBride, associate vice president for facilities.
McBride said what one saw when they entered a campus is important.
In the past several years, the rate of college students studying abroad has increased dramatically.
It is an incredibly exciting time at the University of Richmond. I hold this sentiment to the same extent today as when I decided to apply here as an early decision applicant and as when I first arrived here as a freshman in August of 2011.
Richmond continues to be an exciting place and I find new reasons every day.
A federal judge overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban Feb. 13, and declared it unconstitutional as the South's most powerful legal reversal of restrictive marriage rights to date.
"Our Constitution declares that 'all men are created equal,'" wrote U.S.
Coming off a nail-biting loss earlier in the season to the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams, the women's basketball team looked to get back in the win column in Atlantic 10 play.
Director and playwright Moises Kaufman spoke before a packed audience about whether art could play a leadership role in society in Camp Concert Hall Monday, Feb.
A man identified on Wednesday as Eric Lannon is said to have a history of theft and swindling, according to campus police.