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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.
Peer Advisors and Mentors (PAM), a University of Richmond mentoring program for first-year students, hosted children from local Boys and Girls Clubs on campus Friday as part of a community service event.
When centenarian Jim Mims woke up the morning of Dec. 1, he was unprepared for the early birthday present he received: more than 20 people laboring outside his house, performing outdoor chores.
Alpha Phi Omega will hold its annual Teeter for Tots fundraiser in the University Forum and the Heilman Dining Center from Oct. 22 to 26 to support The Friends Association for Children.
My first day of teaching in 2007, Jerome showed up 15 minutes late and disrupted my entire class, ensuring that everyone knew that he had finally arrived. Other teachers had warned me about his disruptive behavior. They said, "Put him in the back and ignore him, or he'll ruin your class." But Jerome wasn't acting out just to give his teachers a hard time. Jerome, as a 10th grader, was reading at a fifth-grade level and lacked the foundational content knowledge necessary to be successful in my U.S. government class. In fact, he was the lowest scoring student in the class on my preliminary exam.
The University of Richmond's Speech Center invited students from Church Hill Academy to campus to tell their stories.
Many University of Richmond students eagerly anticipate an exotic, beach spring break vacation. Or perhaps many are traveling down to New Orleans for the creme de la creme of college spring breaks: Mardi Gras.
Students from the T.C. Williams School of Law and undergraduate students are taking to the streets.
Student leaders from almost fifty campus organizations gathered Tuesday night to engage in a candid discussion with President Edward L. Ayers and other university officials on the state of relations between the University of Richmond and the City of Richmond.
There is a constant hum of noise at Henderson Middle School since the classrooms there are hardly classrooms at all. Each room looks more like an oversized cubicle, and the sounds from neighboring classrooms can be heard through walls that don't even reach the ceiling. But the background noise did not seem to bother the sixth grade students who were just excited to see the faces of University of Richmond students.
In high school, the shrill sound of the school bell signaled the start of spring break - a break from work, friends, on-again off-again romances, teachers and those stress tests called midterms.
When a person is released from prison, his or her quest for true freedom has only just begun. Although physical bars no longer surround them, ex-offenders must overcome the challenge of reconnecting with themselves, friends, family and society.
RICHMOND -- It seemed as if there was glitter everywhere: on the floor, tables, and I even saw it in one of the kid's hair. It was as if Tinker Bell ambushed the Children's Ward at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) with blue and pink glitter and four of us were left to clean up the mess.
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is taking a more hands-on approach to philanthropy this year by getting involved in the community rather than simply raising money.
Members of the the University of Richmond's DEX business fraternity and the Western Henrico Rotary Club sponsored a campus tour and trip to a men's basketball game on Sunday for children in the community identified by the Tuckahoe YMCA as underprivileged.
In one room students were making double helix DNA models out of Twizzlers and Gummy Bears. In another room they were playing an intense game of DNA Jeopardy, where someone was always quick to raise a hand and answer the question. Elementary school students were learning the names and functions of cell components and made models out of Jello-O, sprinkles and jellybeans.
By Emma Anderson
A University of Richmond senior has recently embarked on an ambitious endeavor: ending world hunger.
By Kate Foss
The Sigma Chi brothers at the University of Richmond are using a portion of their funds to construct a home in Richmond for Jarneshia, the single mother of Jaden, a 7-year-old boy with Autism.