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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.
When Ted Lewis, an LGBTQ advocate, was hired by Common Ground in 2012, the city of Richmond community gave them an ominous welcome.
After an extensive application process, the dean search committee selected Patrice Rankine as the University’s next dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1. Rankine, the current dean of arts and humanities at Hope College and a scholar in classical languages, will replace Dean Kathleen Skerrett.
Phone call after phone call with no relief. Dozens of voicemails and emails with no results, just a voice on the other end telling you to wait four months to be seen.
“No loaded guns in the building! No loaded guns in the building! No loaded guns in the building,” the PA announcer demanded with a mildly worrisome amount of exasperation in her voice. “Please.”
Filing taxes can be a confusing process for anyone – just watch any of the Turbo Tax commercials on TV. People of all income levels can struggle with filing their returns, but the process can be even worse for people without access to tax services.