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It is difficult to imagine not knowing how to type on a keyboard or how to open an Internet browser to access Facebook. But, more than 80 percent of the population of Nigeria has never used a computer, said Olatunde Olatunji, president and co-founder of The Computer Outreach School of Nigeria (COS).
A new viral dance craze called the Harlem Shake has found its way to Richmond's campus, and the ice hockey team and the Rowdies jumped at the chance to take part in it.
Westhampton College staff hosted a dinner for four-year roommates on Feb. 7, an annual tradition celebrating lasting college friendships among senior women.
University of Richmond graduate Zoe Romano will run all 2,088 miles of the mountainous Tour de France bicycle route this summer, with the goal of finishing one day ahead of the cyclists.
Robert Agaba is not a typical University of Richmond student; he is a 28-year-old sophomore from Rwanda, who is about to become a father.
When Rachael Bilney first mentioned her fraternal twin sister, whose nickname is "Sam, " while being recruited by Richmond basketball coaches, she was told that there might be a place for Sam on the men's team - that is, until they learned that her name was Samantha and their looks weren't the only similar thing about them.
Many junior Westhampton women, donned in long, white dresses, are escorted down the steep staircase of the Jefferson Hotel each February to receive their class rings.
As spring semester kicks into high gear, Richmond students are already looking forward to the next chapter of 2013: three sunny and homework-free months of summer break.
Every school day, Lauren Camuso, WC'12, meets with a small group of middle school students to tutor and help them with homework.
Some juniors who recently returned from abroad say that they are adjusting to their structured schedule, but miss the exciting aspects of being away from home. Juniors Emily Van Saun and Madeline Burbank studied abroad last semester in Vienna, Austria.
Starting next fall, one or two puppies will live on campus in the University Forest Apartments with students who will train them for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, chemistry professor Carol Parish said.
Students in the university's Q-community returned from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Creating Change Conference with the vision of making the Q-community more inclusive at the University of Richmond.
Professor David Dean had never missed a class in 25 years of teaching. Every first day of Principles of Microeconomics, he has told his students to plan to never miss class, because he never would.
Richmond alumnus Fynn Glover pitched his company RootsRated, a curated recreational guide to 500 startups that could lead to an investment in his company.
Dana Misner, who graduated from Richmond with a business degree in 2003, has published a children's story, "Hello, WebstUR," which was released in December.
University of Richmond freshman Joseph Berselli joins presidents Ronald Reagan, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower and George W. Bush in a common collegiate extracurricular: cheerleading.
The Thursday before Thanksgiving, junior Kaitlyn Ostrom decided she wanted to travel. The weekend was approaching and her group of friends decided to plan a trip. Ostrom was studying abroad for the semester, and traveling on weekends was standard procedure. Unfortunately, that night, Ostrom received news that would change her plans. Her intended place of destination, Tel Aviv, had just been hit by missiles. Retaliation and fatality would be soon to come. Ostrom would have to do something else with her Saturday.
What do you see when you imagine West Virginia? The rolling, picturesque Appalachian Mountains where simple people live in the back country of the Ohio River Valley, miles away from their neighbors?
The night Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan to be his running mate is etched into the memory of Tripp Wellde, a 2006 graduate of Richmond. Just off work after a round of campaign-strategy meetings in Chicago, he was just about to take his first sip of beer when his phone started buzzing.
Next semester, three new student-run organizations will join the expanding list of extracurricular clubs at the university.