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The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and Office of the Chaplaincy hosted the 10th Poverty Simulation on Wednesday with the goal to generate discussion among its participants about the day-to-day difficulties faced by less-fortunate people through accurately capturing a low- to zero-income lifestyle.
About 150 audience members rose to their feet in applause after an emotional keynote address from President Ed Ayers at Richmond’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemoration ceremony Monday evening.
The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and the Student Food Access Coalition hosted a Hunger Banquet last night so students could explore and better understand global hunger.
Six contributors from University of Richmond have launched the website RVAGOV to inform students about the City of Richmond’s government. Peter CampoBasso, Richmond College ‘14, and Andrew Talbot, RC ‘15, founded the project this past summer.
Students seeking an alternative Spring Break this year can choose from joining the fight for food justice, learning the importance of education in the Richmond area or engaging in service projects in marginalized communities.
As part of the initiative to bring a sixth Panhellenic sorority to campus, University of Richmond introduced the Standards of Excellence guidelines for Greek organizations this year, which require fraternities and sororities to adhere to higher standards than required by most of their national organizations. This will require most chapters to change their programming, service and facility policies.
The three students chosen to speak at this year's graduation ceremonies have at least two things in common: they are members of multiple student organizations, and they identify as LGBTQ or allies.
This is the third year the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement had an alternative spring break opportunity for students who are interested in learning more about the Richmond community. This year's topic was education and the programs were held March 9-14.
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. They will soon grow in shared agricultural plots to benefit lower-income communities in southside Richmond.
Ray Slaughter, an accounting professor at University of Richmond, requires students in his Federal Taxation class to volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at UR Downtown.
For the past eight years, the Center for Civic Engagement and Office of the Chaplaincy have been partnering to organize an hour-and-a-half poverty simulation for students to better understand what it's like to live in poverty. This year, some professors expressed concern that the simulation might not be sending the right message to University of Richmond's campus.
Three University of Richmond students work through social media to represent a clothing company called Serengetee, which is best known for its pocket T-shirts, said Emmy Morse, a "campus rep" for the brand.
When senior Alexandra Hunt declared her creative writing minor, she never thought it would entail firing 9mm handguns during class time. But that is exactly what she is doing this semester in a new course called Writing Richmond.
Junior Sarah Steppacher started working at the Youth Life Foundation with a second-grade girl at the beginning of her sophomore year. Now, her mentee is so attached to her that when other children ask Steppacher to be their mentor for the day, the girl firmly stakes her claim, saying, "But, she's my mentor."
Friday, Sept. 20, the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) hosted Mark Olinger, the city of Richmond's director of planning and development, to discuss the city's plans for the future of the James River during a Brown Bag discussion.
The Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of the Chaplaincy will host an interactive poverty simulation Oct. 7, designed to help participants understand the challenges faced by low-income families from month to month.
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.
You know that brief moment in "Tarzan" when he is flying through the air between vines? That's basically been my life for the last five years.
A group of students used fall break as an opportunity to break out of the campus bubble and engage with the city of Richmond through a university-sponsored program focused on the environment, arts and community.
With Virginia being one of the key swing states in this year's presidential election, students and faculty at the University of Richmond met to discuss the election process, different ways to become involved and the need for everyone to vote.