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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.
As an American studies professor, Laura Browder has expertise in many areas. She could talk to you about the history of the Glock and then switch to a topic about women in combat and her ties to the Communist Party USA.
Spring break: a post-midterm week of relief where university students are free to tell their Netflix accounts, “Yes, I am still watching,” without feeling guilty about procrastinating amid a seemingly endless flood of schoolwork. But every year, about 40 students use their week of freedom to engage with communities in need while receiving hands-on education through the SEEDS Project.
At 20 years old, most college students have a summer internship lined up – unpaid, of course. Maybe they’re starting to think about graduate school and weighing the pros and cons of moving back home in two years. Mostly, they’re just looking forward to turning 21. At 20 years old, most college students don’t even know what they’re majoring in.
When Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary on Feb. 9, Miranda Rosenblum was ecstatic to talk politics with friends in the dining hall but soon found that the conversation at the lunch table wasn't about the election; it was about the warm weather.
Seven months. 20 dancers. 10 pieces. One show.
It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. What do you do then? Call UREMS.
Westhampton College student Natalie Schull was in London for the weekend when the Paris attacks shook the world last November. Out to dinner with her friends from Richmond, Schull received the call from the Office of International Education that changed the course of her time abroad.
Trump and Sanders win New Hampshire primary
A quick swipe of your SpiderCard followed by the decision of what to eat. Do you have time for two hard eggs or should you just go for the hard-boiled ones today? You find friends, sit down, enjoy your meal and leave.