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One hundred years ago, Westhampton Lake was much more than a Facebook cover photo. It served as both a physical and metaphorical divide between Richmond men and Westhampton women. Although classes have since integrated and students can live on either side of the lake, the roots of gender separation still remain in what is known as the coordinate college system. Two deaneries, two student governments and two mission statements coexist under one university, though debate over the validity of the system divides the campus community.
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.
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.
“I stand before you this evening as an African American, transgender woman,” Laverne Cox said Monday night before a sold-out Camp Concert Hall. “I stand before you as an artist. I stand before you as an actress — an Emmy-nominated actress — I stand before you as a daughter and a sister.”
Diversity Roundtable, a student organization on University of Richmond's campus, is working to bring students, faculty and staff together through its UR World Cup soccer tournament.
Laverne Cox has recently risen to stardom with her role in the popular Netflix series "Orange is the New Black." Richmond will host the actress on Sept. 29 to speak about a different topic: her experiences as a transgender woman and activist.
Paul Queally, University of Richmond board of trustees member and Richmond College ’86, will return to campus Thursday to moderate a Robins School of Business executive panel, an event that has drawn both support and criticism from the campus community in light of Queally’s controversial comments published last spring.
*Note: Pronouns xe/xem/xyrs will be used to reference Harlowe Kerckhove in the article when necessary.
Members of Students Creating Opportunity, Pride and Equality, building on a strong history of LGBTQ advocacy at University of Richmond, have founded a new organization in search of something new on campus – a group that promotes diversity, inclusion and fun.
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.
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.
Instead of traveling for spring break, nine University of Richmond students chose to stay in Richmond to participate in a justice program sponsored by Common Ground, the university's diversity initiative office.
The Office of Common Ground is currently accepting nominations for the Ally of the Year Award, an honor that will be presented to one faculty or staff member and one student who have had a positive impact on the LGBTQ community at University of Richmond.
After Destiny LeVere, sophomore and vice president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.'s chapter at University of Richmond, noticed the frequency of racist interactions among students at Richmond, she came up with the idea for an open discussion, which her sorority hosted.
University of Richmond President Edward Ayers choked back tears at a Common Ground forum Tuesday night when he responded to feelings expressed by university community members regarding the comments made by board of trustees member Paul Queally.
Richmond Athletics, UR Common Ground, Recreation and Wellness, the Office of the Chaplaincy and the Division of Student Development came together this past weekend to host Campus Pride and put on the first Campus Pride Sports Summit, a two-day event for University of Richmond students, administration and faculty, focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered student-athletes.
The Rev. Craig Kocher, the university chaplain, was invited to lead workshops during the Campus Pride College Sports Summit at University of Richmond on the intersection of athletics, human sexuality and religion.
Throughout October, University of Richmond's Office of Common Ground has been busy hosting its annual UR Comes Out: a series of speakers, receptions and interactive workshops celebrating LGBTQ History Month on campus.
A few weeks ago, I ventured into a space I would normally avoid: a fraternity apartment party.
University of Richmond held its first Lavender Graduation to celebrate LGBTQ campus life and to honor LGBTQ community members and their allies.