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The University of Richmond updated its website near the end of the fall semester as part of an ongoing process to increase transparency of Title IX policies and campus resources. Despite the increased internal transparency, the website fails to effectively communicate information about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses. Instead, it protects UR business interests, hindering sexual assault education and prevention.
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School library in India. Courtesy of Ryan McEvoy.
President Obama delivers a speech regarding education on Monday.
“Soaring inequality isn't about education; it's about power,” wrote Paul Krugman in a New York Times op-ed last week. Krugman cited the declining acceleration of production, the absence of skill gaps and the stagnant inflation-adjusted earnings of highly educated Americans. However, not only does his evidence contradict the article’s thesis, Krugman also fails to acknowledge that education is essential in generating the conversation and sympathy necessary to break power-based income inequality.
In Tuesday’s State of the Union, President Barack Obama showed a serious desire to implement his plan of two years of tuition-free community college for young people who are, as he put it, “willing to work for it.” His initiative has been stirring some controversy in Washington, D.C., and beyond ever since he first made his ideas public.
Students and faculty presented stories and lessons they acquired while studying abroad at the Office of International Education's Learning Abroad Symposium. Many of their presentations focused on the effects of different languages.
Kelsey Fuson, a freshman at University of Richmond who identifies as asexual, conducted a survey on campus to find out what students know – or do not know – about asexuality.
In their 1990 hit song, “Let’s Talk About Sex,” classic rap duo Salt-N-Pepa implored hip hop fans and others to openly discuss a topic that many people go to great lengths to avoid. And though we live in a country in which the presence of sex is virtually unavoidable, it appears that only now, in 2014, we are finally ready to have "the talk." Unfortunately, as is the case with many important conversations, our nation’s sex talk comes on the heels of tragedy.
Malala Fund co-founder and global ambassador, Shiza Shahid, will speak at Richmond on Sunday about the importance of improving access to education for girls worldwide, her journey with Malala and her work with the Malala Fund.
Open liquor bottles. Condoms. Richmond students as far as the eye can see. Is this a raucous lodge? A raging apartment party? Not quite. It was the second annual Pleasurefest, and it was not held in a fraternity lodge, but rather in the Gottwald Science Center the afternoon of March 25.
Recently, a number of University of Richmond students found out where they would be studying abroad in the fall.
It's that time of year: Friends and acquaintances have returned from other nations with stories to tell and souvenirs to share. Nearly 70 percent of UR students study abroad, so reasonably, I am often asked if/when/where I've studied abroad, and, after I reveal my disinterest in doing it, why I chose not to.
From studying British history over tea in London, to chasing lions in Kenya, approximately 60 percent of University of Richmond students have one thing in common: their decision to study abroad.
"A college degree is the answer to closing that opportunity gap and we've got to make a national priority of affordability," U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) said at the Roundtable Discussion on Higher Education held at University of Richmond Friday night.
In July 2009, Adnan Hajizada, an '05 graduate of University of Richmond, was arrested, detained and beaten in Azerbaijan after he and another blogger posted a satirical YouTube video criticizing the nation's government.
The seventh annual conference of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum will emphasize ways to grow and sustain CLAC programs in present times of economic uncertainty.
Dean and Chairwoman of International Education, Uliana Gabara hopes to spend time with her grandchildren and travel for pleasure during her retirement after working for 26 years at the University of Richmond.
With the goal of promoting healthy habits on campus, the Wellness Education Bandits hosted Pleasurefest 2013 in the University Forum on March 28.
The Office of International Education staff received 312 applications for more than 75 study abroad programs for the fall 2013 semester.