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"The worst thing you can probably think about as a college student is, 'When can I make time to do this paper?' and not being diagnosed with something as serious as breast cancer," said Jeanine Mowbray, president of University of Richmond's chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
In 2008, a member of AKA received a diagnosis of breast cancer and survived.
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While teaching courses such as Justice and Civil Society and Social Movements, Thad Williamson seeks new ways for his students to apply the ethical principles they discuss in class, so he challenges them to engage in the Richmond area and get hands-on experience in the realms of social action and change.
But when Williamson, a leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics and law (PPEL) professor, encouraged his students to involve themselves, his students deflected the challenge at him.
"He came in with a cut nose and a black eye from an accident while playing on a homeless men's soccer team," said Kacie Lundy, a senior who took both of Williamson's classes mentioned above.
Dana Guglielmo, a fifth-year student from New Jersey, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when she was 17 years old.
The sudden diagnosis did not stop her from receiving a scholarship to University of Richmond for track and field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Richmond club Quidditch team will be attending the Quidditch World Cup in Kissimmee, Fla., this weekend.
The team will be sending 21 players to the tournament, where it will compete with 80 other teams.
"It truly is a World Cup," said sophomore, Julia Baer one of Richmond's team captains.
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.
Five University of Richmond students founded a nonprofit organization last summer that has partnered with World Pediatric Project to give families receiving medical care in Richmond a chance to attend campus sporting events.
Jimmy Maiarana is currently spending his junior year abroad at the University of Oxford, but before he left in the fall, he laid out plans to start a nonprofit called Chance to Play with four of his best friends.
In an email to The Collegian, Maiarana said that Chance to Play's mission statement emphasizes sports' ability to release people from everyday challenges, and that the group strives to "assist individuals whose family lives have been affected by a medical issue by sponsoring participation in athletic camps, competitions and events."
The founders of the organization hope to sponsor children nationwide to attend summer sports camps.
Eight months ago, two University of Richmond graduates left corporate jobs that they found to be unfufilling to start their own business, Be Good Clothing, in San Francisco.
Mark Spera and Dean Ramadan, both Richmond College '10, were roommates during their junior and senior years at Richmond and were looking for the next step after realizing they were unhappy in their post-graduate jobs, Ramadan said.
Spera studied business administration with a concentration in finance and moved to San Francisco after graduation for a job at the corporate office of Gap Inc., he said.
Westhampton College staff hosted a dinner for four-year roommates on Feb. 7, an annual tradition celebrating lasting college friendships among senior women.
The steak and wine dinner was held at the Westhampton College Deanery and was attended by 16 women, said Kerry Fankhauser, associate dean of Westhampton College.
Attendees participated in a variety of roommate-themed trivia games, which eventually got very competitive, Katherine Utz said.
Robert Agaba is not a typical University of Richmond student; he is a 28-year-old sophomore from Rwanda, who is about to become a father.
Agaba came to the U.S.
When Rachael Bilney first mentioned her fraternal twin sister, whose nickname is "Sam, " while being recruited by Richmond basketball coaches, she was told that there might be a place for Sam on the men's team - that is, until they learned that her name was Samantha and their looks weren't the only similar thing about them.
"Rachael told the coaches, 'I have a twin--Sam'," Sam said.
Professor David Dean had never missed a class in 25 years of teaching. Every first day of Principles of Microeconomics, he has told his students to plan to never miss class, because he never would.
For freshman Spencer Crouch, that had been the benefit of having Dean as a professor during the fall of 2012.
Dana Misner, who graduated from Richmond with a business degree in 2003, has published a children's story, "Hello, WebstUR," which was released in December.
The storyline follows Richmond's mascot, WebstUR, past notable campus landmarks and ends with WebstUR cheering on the basketball team in the Robins Center.
Misner, who lives in Connecticut, organized the book as a tour through campus because she wanted to give her children the opportunity to see the place that had influenced her life so positively, she said.
"We live close to my husband's campus, so we can drive about two hours there and let them walk around campus," Misner said.
Members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity exhibited marvelous moustaches Tuesday in the Tyler Haynes Commons at the 38th annual Movember Trivia Night.
Fifteen teams filled the Commons and answered trivia questions about pop culture, food, sports, Greek mythology and miscellaneous information.
The University of Richmond's department of theatre and dance will debut its performance of "The Learned Ladies" at 7:30 p.m.