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Sunday, January 23, 2022


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Science course offers integrated curriculum

The University of Richmond is paving the way for a new way to study science, one that breaks down the barriers between biology, chemistry, physics, math and computer science and fuses them into a single science "supercourse" for first-year students. The yearlong class, which will begin in the fall semester of 2009, will tackle pertinent science questions, including modeling HIV proteins and how they bind to drugs -- from an interdisciplinary perspective. "We have thrown out the rule book and are looking at a new, different way to teach science," said Carol Parish, a chemistry professor who will co-teach the course. The integrated class is being developed and taught by ten faculty members from the contributing disciplines, who met weekly last spring and summer and twice a week this year to generate ideas.


Women's golf team will rely on upperclassmen

The University of Richmond women's golf program has never made the NCAA tournament, but this year that could change. This team is the most experienced coach Leighann Albaugh has had in her three years with the Spiders. That experience should translate into a more competitive team.


How young is too young?

Last week, a 9-year-old pitcher made national headlines. If you haven't heard the story, Jericho Scott of New Haven, Conn., was banned from the Liga Juvenil de Baseball de New Haven because many parents and league officials felt his 40-mph fastballs were too advanced for the beginners' league. Some have said Scott should have been allowed to stay in the league; others have argued that he should just move up to play with older kids who could hit his pitches.


Meal plan confusions clarified

No Tray Fridays and concerns about meal plan changes were discussed at the Richmond College Student Government Association meeting Wednesday night. The men also heard about meal plan changes from guest speaker Dee Hardy, director of Dining and Auxiliary Services.


Permit problems delay CDC construction in Commons

The renovation of the third floor of the Tyler Haynes Student Commons was delayed this summer because of permit problems, which pushed back the Career Development Center's planned move before the beginning of fall semester. University of Richmond architect Andrew McBride said changes in electrical regulations and a backup in the city's electrical permit office had caused the city to be slow in issuing the permit to the university.


Palin silences critics with stunning RNC speech

Last night Sarah Palin smashed through a glass ceiling, officially becoming the first woman to occupy a spot on a Republican Presidential ticket. Despite recent criticism, she effectively and pointedly made the case against Obama while highlighting her executive experience as Alaska's governor and down-to-earth, small town roots.


University enforces safe driving with checkpoints

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced a statewide crackdown on drunken driving last week, and University of Richmond police officers have made two DUI arrests already this semester. The announcement came after national statistics showed that Virginia was one of 16 states to have an increase in DUI-related fatalities in 2007.


Renovation, scheduling issues hinder CAB concert lineup

The Campus Activities Board will not bring a concert to the Robins Center this semester because of recent renovations to the venue and continuing issues with the university administration. CAB's schedule this fall, which includes musician Ben Lee as well as annual campus mainstays hypnotist Tom DeLuca and mentalist Craig Karges, does not include a high-profile concert at the Robins Center.


Croushore to lead Philadelphia data research center

E. Claiborne Robins School of Business economics professor and Rigsby Fellow Dean Croushore has been named interim director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's new Real-Time Data Research Center. Economists at the Real-Time Data Research Center, part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Research Department, act as experts on real-time macroeconomic data, macroeconomic forecasts and macroeconomic modeling, according to the center's Web site. "Our ultimate goal," Croushore said, "is to become the kind of place that policymakers and Fed economists will go whenever there is an issue related to forecasting, or real-time data or data revisions." The real-time data set shows information about the economy, such as inflation rates and interest rates and how those were originally released.


Tropical storm Hanna could hit Richmond Saturday

Tropical Storm Hanna is projected to hit the eastern part of Virginia Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. In an e-mail sent Wednesday afternoon, the University of Richmond's Emergency Management Team urged students, faculty and staff to monitor weather forecasts. Information from the weather service at 2 a.m.


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Bristol Palin -- Not an Issue

It seems like 17-year-old Bristol and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have suffered more media scrutiny in the past few days than Barack Obama has dealt with for his entire campaign.


Election 2008: Why We Should Care

An economy in recession, a housing market in crisis, a war on two fronts, a world on the brink of irreversible climate crises, an ongoing genocide, and an ever present threat of terrorism and disease, require better than partisan politics and unilateralism on the world stage.