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Last year, a University of Richmond freshman built toilets in the urban slums of India. The year before, a sophomore started a chicken farm in Uganda. This year, a new student will have the opportunity to receive funding for a project of his or her own.
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The announcement that the University of Richmond is cutting the men's soccer and men's track and field programs to add men's lacrosse has sent shockwaves throughout the university community, including alumni, athletes, students and faculty.
Amy Treonis, an associate professor at the University of Richmond, will be spending five months teaching and researching in Nepal after winning a Fulbright Scholar award.
In 2009, the University of Richmond admissions staff received an unprecedented number of acceptances from rising college freshmen, resulting in the university's largest class, with 950 students, and a shortage of on-campus housing.
Stop Hunger Now - an annual event when volunteers package meals to be sent to New Hope Children's Home in Orissa, India - will take place at 1 p.m. this Saturday in the Alice Haynes Room. Before the meals are packaged, representatives from the local office of Stop Hunger Now will give a 15-minute slideshow presentation with images of New Hope Children's Home and statistics about hunger locally, nationally and worldwide.
Every year, the University of Richmond attracts talented visual and performing artists by offering up to six full-tuition scholarships to incoming freshmen through the Richmond Scholars program.
The Alice Haynes Room of the Tyler Haynes Commons was empty except for four blue medical chairs in the center of the floor. Three nurses in scrubs sat on stools, resting their chins in their hands -- tired and silent. A woman was reclining in one of the chairs, taking long sips from a bottle of water. Across from her a student was lying with a strained expression on her face, talking to a friend seated on a plastic chair nearby. A nurse slowly collected vials of blood from a tube in her arm.
Cuba is infamous. Hearing its name conjures images of cigars, mobsters, dirty dancing and dictatorship. Rich with history and controversy, Cuba has become a forbidden land and the subject of government embargoes and restrictions.
Dominique Simon, a 2011 Richmond graduate, recounted the following in one of his papers from his days as a sophomore:
Two hundred fifteen students have pledged their commitments to improving the greater Richmond community by volunteering through the Center for Civic Engagement.
Majak Yai leaned over the book and carefully sounded out the words.
A male-only Living and Learning community scheduled to start next fall for first-year students interested in business has ignited controversy with some women in the Robins School of Business.
I know what I want to do with my life because of Earth Lodge.
Members of a University of Richmond student panel presented their compilations of research and firsthand experiences about social injustice and civil rights legacies on Jan. 18.
Six University of Richmond students on the debate team met with President Edward Ayers and Provost Steve Allred last week to propose an alternate form of funding for the debate team.
The University of Richmond administration significantly reduced its funding for the policy debate team, which has more than a 60-year history at the university, effective at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year.
About 70 students converged Friday at Jepson Hall wielding signs in protest of alumna Victoria Cobb, president of The Family Foundation of Virginia, who is one of two graduates this year to receive an award presented annually by the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.
As proud Richmond students, we are disappointed with our institution's decision to award Jepson's 10th Year Reunion Recognition to Victoria Cobb, president of the Family Foundation Virginia, a group that lobbies against homosexual rights and anti-discrimination legislation.
Vice President for Student Development Steve Bisese has been a college administrator for years, and he currently focuses on making University of Richmond students happy inside and outside of the classroom.