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The University of Richmond Police Department has made changes to its use of force policy in response to George Floyd’s death and will implement a community advisory board next semester with the purpose of strengthening the relationship between URPD and the student body, said David McCoy, chief of police.
Representatives from Westhampton College Government Association and Richmond College Student Government Association created a GoFundMe to raise money to help fight for racial equality on June 2, raising almost $20,000 as of June 20.
The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement developed a remote summer cohort for Bonner Scholars who were unable to find internships because of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Adrienne Piazza, the director of the Bonner Scholars Program.
University of Richmond students nationwide are joining protests against racism and police brutality, which were issues brought to light by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.
A meeting of Intersections, a group that meets on Wednesdays to discuss prominent issues in U.S. society, was held on June 3 to discuss the recent acts of racism in the U.S. and honor the memories of the lives lost.
The University of Richmond will offer a new, mandatory health insurance plan for domestic students for the 2020-21 school year in a departure from the previous optional plan.
The University of Richmond will host community meetings for students, faculty and staff to discuss racism’s effect on campus in response to acts of racism against members of the black community in the U.S.
Although moving off-campus and adjusting to online classes was challenging for most students at the University of Richmond, international students faced the additional time-sensitive decision of whether to return to their home countries, amidst growing travel restraints, or to find another housing alternative in the U.S.
University of Richmond students in the American studies program launched an online exhibition that explores the city of Richmond’s history with tobacco from the 17th century to the present day.
Editor's Note: Susanna Getis intended to study abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland during the fall 2020 semester.
Barton Malow Builders, the general contractor of the Queally Athletics Center project, instituted a mandatory mask policy for contractors working inside the building in response to a painting contractor testing positive for COVID-19, said Chuck Rogers, University Facilities director of design and construction.
President Ronald Crutcher released the University of Richmond’s Recommended Statement on Free Expression in an email to the UR community on May 7.
Sophomores Junko Takahashi and Sabrina Munro opened a chapter of the COVID-19 Student Service Corps (CSSC) on April 8 with the goal of creating student-learning service projects to aid pandemic relief efforts.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when many companies have been unable to hire interns, juniors Rider Tuff and Eric Gonzalez have created an online platform that helps University of Richmond students find internship opportunities.
University of Richmond students who plan to study abroad during the fall of 2020 semester are facing the possibility, and in some cases the reality, of program cancellations because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
University of Richmond President Ronald Crutcher, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer David Hale and Executive Vice President and Provost Jeffrey Legro will take a 10% salary reduction for the 2021 fiscal year, according to an April 9 email Hale and Legro sent to faculty and staff that was obtained by The Collegian.
The University of Richmond will make submitting standardized test scores optional for fall 2020 undergraduate applicants, who would enter as first-year students in fall 2021.
University of Richmond alumnus David Raiser, ’06, and his team at Aldatu Biosciences have developed a testing kit for detecting COVID-19 that is being used by one of Boston’s major hospitals, according to an Aldatu press release on March 19.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, summer internships and research opportunities are being canceled or altered. University of Richmond students are working to find internship and job opportunities for the summer and figuring out the logistics of remote internships.
A data science and statistics concentration will be available to computer science and mathematics majors who are interested in learning more about the field of data science and its applications in the world starting this fall.