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On a cool fall night, senior Fabiana Ayala sat cross-legged on her navy University Forest Apartment couch in a pair of red-and-white striped pajamas while catching up on emails. Ayala typically finished up her schoolwork by 10 p.m. during the week so she could get to bed at a decent hour. She dragged herself out of bed around 6 each morning to run her business, TodoSuma.
Last week marked the first week of the spring semester for University of Richmond students, including returning student and cancer survivor Tracy Akers.
Marketing professor, business-owner and mentor are just a few of the hats that Bill Bergman wears. With his signature classes, sarcastic demeanor and loud southern accent, he can often be heard from his classroom across the business school.
When Tess Monks qualified for the Irish dancing world championships early last month, she achieved a goal that has motivated her through years of mastering the sport.
When it became clear Tuesday night that Donald Trump would win the presidency, fear, anger and despair struck many minorities at University of Richmond.
With Election Day here, the Center for Civic Engagement has seen a surge of students registering to vote. More than 300 students registered this year, about four times the usual amount, according to Adrienne Piazza, the manager of the CCE’s educational and leadership programs.
Last spring the Heilman Dining Center had a first: an impromptu middle school dance party.
Junior Rennie Harrison spent Tuesday, Oct. 4, the day of the vice presidential debate, with a man who knows a thing or two about being VP. Harrison attended a gathering of the It’s On Us national committee at the Washington, D.C., home of Vice President Joe Biden.
On Sept. 14, the Richmond community lost someone many described as a pillar of the university to an aggressive brain tumor.
Delta Delta Delta sorority (TriDelt) raised more than $3,500 for Sawyer Perkins, a 5-year-old girl from Richmond battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Richmond's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) does not yet have a wait list this semester despite the annual increase of students seeking help, said Dr. Peter LeViness, the director of CAPS and licensed psychologist.
Ten faculty members from a variety of disciplines attended a faculty seminar in Cuba this June and returned with new ideas and changed perspectives, they said Wednesday in a debrief and forum session.
When students in the political science department returned to class on Aug. 22, they were greeted by a menagerie of new and familiar faces. But there were some very important faces they didn’t see. In an unusual occurrence, six of the department’s 21 faculty members are on leave.
When Humberto Cardounel Sr. fled Cuba in 1961 after Fidel Castro took power, he left most things behind, including his law career, for a new start in the U.S. As he rebuilt his life in Virginia, he began a family with his wife, Lourdes, who was another Cuban immigrant, and he taught Spanish at Richmond.
The stresses of the end of the academic year often seem unending. From studying for finals to trying to fit everything you own into a few suitcases, the tasks of closing out the year can seem insurmountable. Imagine adding more stress with extra things to do, such as putting a temperamental 4-year-old to bed and coordinating doctor’s appointments for a sick 5-year-old. These are the additional stresses and challenges some Richmond students face.
On a sunny day in August 2015, Tim Cannon, a 2014 Richmond graduate, roller-skated around Venice Beach in nothing but his underwear, dancing and handing out compliments to strangers — “You smell like a ripe avocado” and “you look like Beyoncé” — all for the sake of promoting his app, called Brighten.
One in five female undergraduates at Richmond have experienced sexual violence, according to a survey conducted by The Collegian in 2015. These findings are consistent with the White House's 2014 "Not Alone" report, which surveyed thousands of college students across the country, indicating that Richmond's culture is far from unique.
Inspired by her personal experiences with migration, Luka Klimaviciute was awarded a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant for developing a program to aid refugees in her home country of Lithuania.
In 2011, Jon Teller was admitted to Penn State University. It was one of the happiest moments of his life.