The Collegian
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Memorable quotes from Election Night

"And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces, to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world, our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand." -- President-elect Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, speaking from Chicago "I won't spend a moment of the future regretting what might have been.


Question of the Week: How did you spend election night?

"Feeling bad for McCain." -- Rachel Chikowski, senior "At a 'Yes, you can' party." -- Ryan Buhl, junior "I went to the Democratic party at Toad's Place." -- Mary Morgan, sophomore "Drinking my sorrows away." -- Dan Gale, sophomore "I went to 404 and watched everyone cry." -- Catherine Crystal, freshman "At the apartments." -- Eric Griffin, sophomore "In the library, watching the polls instead of doing my work." -- Kate Hodes, junior Contact staff writers Jessica Murray at or Emily Viviani at


Lincoln had an 'unsuspecting literary ability,' author says

By Taylor Engelson Collegian Reporter One of the secrets of Lincoln's success was that he tended to do his reacting in advance, said the third Jepson Leadership Forum speaker last night at the Jepson Alumni Center. The 2008-09 Jepson Leadership forum was planned last year to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, Feb.


Jubilation at Va. Dems' party as Obama wins

Newport News resident Lychelle Chisolm kept her four children awake past their bedtimes on Tuesday night because she wanted them to experience history. She was not the only parent to bring her children to the Democratic Party of Virginia's Election Night celebration, held at Toad's Place near the canal.


Purchase of 'RC Rock' considered

Senators from the Richmond College Student Government Association is exploring whether to purchase a Richmond College rock. During the Wednesday night's RCSGA meeting, senators said students would be able to paint the rock advertising various on-campus events.


Richmond students respond to Obama's victory

* Photo Gallery: Election Day at the University of Richmond More than 150 elated students in Tyler Haynes Commons embraced, shouted and cried at 11 p.m., when the polls closed on the West Coast and TV networks announced that Barack Obama would be the 44th president of the United States, the first black American to win the office. "This is now a country where you really can be anything, there are no more excuses," said Dwayne Foster, a freshman.


A somber mood at GOP election party

By Duncan Philips Collegian reporter On a night that seemed ominous for conservatives across the country, the tone of the Republican election party in Richmond was focused on the few bright victories in the state and looked ahead to potential triumphs in the future. A crowd of about 400 supporters gathered in the ballroom at the Richmond Marriott West in Innsbrook to watch the election results pour in.


UR and VCU partner to impact City of Richmond

By Michael Gaynor Collegian Reporter A group of University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University students is striving to make a difference in the city's low-income communities by working one-on-one with struggling residents to help them achieve economic stability and pursue expanded opportunities. National Student Partnerships was founded in 1998 by two Yale University undergraduates who saw a wide economic gap between their college and the city surrounding it.


Wellness requirement evaluated

By Mary Morgan Collegian Reporter Tom Roberts, the director of Recreation and Wellness, was the first visitor at the Westhampton College Government Association's meeting at 5:30 p.m.


Energy summit comes to the university

By Tess Tallman Collegian Reporter The University of Richmond hosted the Virginia Climate Change and Energy Business Summit Monday at the Jepson Alumni Center. The event started at 8:30 a.m.

The starting 11 - (left-right bottom) - Carli Loyd, Heather Mitts, Shannon Boxx, Christie Rampone, Lindsay Tarplay. (top row) - Natasha Kai, Heather O'Reilly, Nicole Barnhart, Kate Margraf, Angela Hucles, Lori Chalupny.

U.S. women's soccer victorious at UR Stadium

The football team may have had this weekend off, but the University of Richmond Stadium didn't get a break. Instead, a yellow midfield circle and goal box were painted over the white yard lines, goal cages replaced goal posts and stadium staff members prepared to welcome local soccer fans. An announced crowd of 3,387 waved flags, blew air horns, snapped pictures and chanted "U.S.A, U.S.A.," as they watched the U.S.


U.S. love of soccer is lacking

"Soccer is the world's favorite sport." I have this habit of using movie and TV quotes to describe real-life situations - sometimes my own sisters can't tell whether I'm quoting or talking - and this quote from "She's the Man" came to mind as I watched the U.S.

The NEW Spidey!

Student spidey splits time with professional

There's a new Spidey in town. Jana Ross, an assistant director of athletics who is responsible for marketing and fan development, and Erin Martin, the cheerleading coach, realized at the beginning of the 2007-08 school year that they would soon need to replace the two students who volunteered to be Spidey full-time.