The Collegian
Monday, June 27, 2022

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A time for change

On Nov. 4, Americans from all walks of life will partake in a sacred civic tradition that began more than 200 years ago with the election of George Washington as the first democratically elected leader of the free world.


Election News Briefs

New university policy gives employees time off to vote All employees of the University of Richmond will have more time to vote on Nov.


Men's soccer playoff hopes dim after 3-0 loss to GW

By Andrew Prezioso Collegian Staff The University of Richmond men's soccer team's chances of earning an Atlantic-10 tournament berth were significantly diminished after a 3-0 loss to George Washington University Saturday night. The Spiders must win their next two games in order to qualify for the A-10 tournament.


Bioethicist links health care disparity to history

The racial disparity in health care today has direct roots in the historical treatment of African Americans, bioethicist Harriet Washington said Thursday. She spoke a crowd of about 140 students and community members in the Brown-Alley Room as part of the Women Involved in Living and Learning Quest Speaker Series on Politics of the Body. "There is a duality in American medicine," said Washington, who has been a fellow in ethics at Harvard Medical School and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at the Tuskegee Institute.


Conference to impact campus sustainability

Twelve University of Richmond students traveled to Virginia Tech during fall break to attend Virginia Powershift, a student-run environmental conference encouraging a movement toward sustainability. Virginia Powershift, held Oct.


Students research topics related to motherhood

By Kaileigh Connolly Collegian Reporter Psychology professor Craig Kinsley has been researching maternal behavior for more than 20 years and has studied the relationship between intelligence and pregnancy. "I've been trying to understand the female brain since puberty," he said.


Tracey Ivey to join Alumni Association as president-elect

class="byline">By Taylor Engelson class="bytitle">Collegian Reporter Richmond's Alumni Association's executive committee has selected Tracey Holgren Ivey of Bryn Mawr, Penn., as the association's new president-elect. Ivey has served on the association's executive committee since 2006.

Megan Thompson, '10, and Christin Hanley, '11
Field Hockey

Field hockey clinches No. 2 seed for A-10 tournament

The University of Richmond's women's field hockey team clinched the second seed in the Atlantic-10 tournament with two wins this weekend. Junior Megan Thompson scored two goals, including her fourth game-winning goal in as many games, as the Spiders defeated LaSalle University 4-1 on Friday.


Away football games deplete the team's budget

The Richmond football team's $450,000 operating budget for 2008 remains the largest allocated to the university's varsity athletics programs. The men's basketball team has the second largest budget with $350,000 for operations, said David Walsh, the university's deputy athletics director. The football program also allocated about 63 full scholarships this year, Walsh said, which amounted to about $2.8 million, Walsh said. There are no fundraising efforts for the football program specifically, Athletics Director Jim Miller said, but the athletics department raises money through a number of venues, such as the Spider Club and athletics endowment. "All of our sports are funded by the athletics department endowment," Walsh said, "university's supplement and other revenue that the athletics department produces." Some of these revenues include corporate sponsorship, NCAA revenue distribution and ticket sales, he said. Annual proceeds from home ticket sales are generally around $300,000, Miller said. One reason it is important to bring the stadium on campus is because football attracts crowds and Miller said he hoped that this would increase ticket sales and the number of season-ticket holders. The football team also brings in revenue is when it plays in "guarantee games." A guarantee game is one where a Division1-A program will pay Richmond to go to its school and play its football team.


Women's soccer snaps four-game losing streak

It was perhaps fitting during Friday's Senior Night that a senior, Jessie Wolfe, scored a goal during the women's soccer team's 2-1 victory over George Washington University. But as a sign the four-year veterans and leaders are leaving an even stronger program behind, it was a freshman who scored the game-winning goal, delivering a crucial win that kept the Spiders' chances of earning an Atlantic-10 tournament bid alive. Wolfe scored the University of Richmond's first goal 26 seconds into the second half, drilling her shot into the upper-right corner of the net after assists from senior Sarah Hilt and junior Jen Ruhe. Freshman Kat Russell gave the Spiders a second goal just 18 seconds later.

From front to back: Tim McLlarky, '10, David Paolantonio, '09, Tim McIntosh, '10, Brendan McGrath, '11, Gabriela Timoney, '11

Crew races against the best at Head of the Charles

By Taylor Engelson Collegian Reporter The crew club spent 24 hours in a car to compete in and watch the Head of the Charles, Oct.18 and 19 in Boston. "We got our butts kicked, but at least we can say we lost to the best," said President Dave Paolantonio, who rowed in the men's lightweight 4 boat, which placed 14th out of 15.


Police Report: 10/30/08

Arson Oct. 12, 2:38 p.m. -- University police were called to Wood Hall where they discovered rags that had been lit on fire and moved throughout the inside and outside of Wood.


A World Series of underdogs

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies are two of the last teams I would have expected to be playing in this World Series, which is why I've enjoyed the 2008 postseason so much. I've watched games during which I was rooting for my favorite team, games during which I was rooting against my least favorite team and games during which I didn't care who won because I didn't have a vested interest in either team.

Pamela Duran, '09

Coaches looking abroad to recruit athletes

By Stephen Utz Collegian Reporter The University of Richmond is well known for its successful international program, but its international athletes are bringing success to its sports programs. A majority of varsity sports teams have at least one international athlete competing for them.