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Monday, January 17, 2022


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Diversifying Diversity

First and foremost, I am not writing this article to in any way lessen or demean the plethora of negative feelings that have resulted from the Cousins incident.


How can we learn from the hanging doll?

Part of me understands the desire to catch and punish the person or persons who hanged the black doll in Cousins Studio Theater in early March. This act, no matter what its intent or motivation, violated our community's sense of propriety and its long-held, if sometimes unattained ideal of mutual respect.


Panel examines McCain, Obama's foreign policy

John McCain and Barack Obama disagree on where America should be fighting the war on terror, but still have similar messages, two former White House advisers said in a panel Thursday. Stephen Yates, who served as the deputy national security adviser under Vice President Dick Cheney, and Derek Mitchell, a Defense Department official during the Clinton administration, discussed how presidential hopefuls McCain and Obama would approach foreign policy if elected in front of about 35 students and community members in Jepson Hall April 3. Terrorism remains the primary concern for all candidates, with McCain believing Iraq is the central focus of the war on terror, Mitchell said. "Obama says to get out of Iraq as carefully as we went in carelessly, and then focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan," Mitchell said. As far as considering Iraq as the current center of the war on terror, candidates are debating and evaluating what has been done so far and what to do now that war has been waged, Yates said. "Is there a war on terrorism?" he asked.


Richmond alum who sold company to Yahoo! for $720 million receives accolades

The three most important things to manage in life are experience, change and time, the senior vice president of Right Media LLC said at the Robins School of Business honors convocation Tuesday morning. Michael Walrath, a University of Richmond alumnus, was on campus to receive the Robins School of Business Executive of the Year Award for 2008.


Dining Hall stays green and spreads awareness for Earth Day

University of Richmond Dining Services is green in the eyes of the state, and with Earth Day approaching on April 22, spreading awareness of sustainability is a priority. Dining Services was certified as a Virginia Green Restaurant this year, though Cathy Moran, purchasing manager for Dining Services, said that Richmond had been complying with Virginia Green standards for at least five years now. "We're not very good about patting ourselves on the back," Moran said, "and I think that's maybe why we really didn't toot the horn before, but all along we've had a lot of green in-house." On Earth Day, Sierra Club, Renew and Dining Services are getting together to hold a food waste study and portion awareness day.


When time takes its toll

I had the strangest experience the other day. While I was stretching in the gazebo, a lonely duck paddled through the inactive lake.


Decreasing Richmond tuition not an option, Schuyler tells WCGA

President Edward Ayers' Chief of Staff Lori Schuyler presented the proposed strategic plan to the newly elected Westhampton College Government Association Wednesday night. "A strategic plan forces you to see how you are going to prioritize your time, how you are going to prioritize your energy, how you are going to prioritize your resources," Schuyler said.


Play examines civil rights as campus reels over doll incident

The University of Richmond Department of Theatre and Dance and the University Players will soon present their last production of the season in the wake of a recent racial incident in Cousins Studio Theater. The production, "The Meeting" by Jeff Stetson, is being directed by associate professor Chuck Mike.


Stadium construction could commence in eight months

The University of Richmond's plans to "move Spider football home" are still being developed as the university awaits approval of a special-use permit from the City of Richmond, but some neighbors are still not sure they're on board with the plans. The university hosted a community meeting about the stadium on April 1 to address the concerns of those that might be affected by the stadium at any point, from temporary construction concerns to long-term concerns about traffic and noise on game days.


Robins school proposing tougher academic admission standards

The faculty at the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business has approved new academic standards for entrance to the business school and has sent a proposal to the University Faculty Senate to be voted on, according to Dean Jorge Haddock. According to the new plan, in order to be eligible to major or minor in business, economics or accounting, students would have to have a 2.7 grade point average after completing at least 12 units at the end of three semesters of college coursework including Principles of Microeconomics, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, and Calculus I or Scientific Calculus, or their equivalents.


Have you heard?

Freshman year, Katie Murray lost her voice. Bronchitis couldn't have come at a worse time - it was the week of a cappella auditions and Murray, now a junior, was on a mission. "From the moment I saw the a cappella concert at orientation freshman year, I was hooked," she said. She missed auditions that fall, but for the rest of the year she never missed an a cappella concert.


It's getting hot out here ...

Do Richmond students care about the environment as much as our president does? On Nov. 13, 2007, President Ayers signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. Since then, the president announced environmental stewardship to be a priority on campus and has followed this pronouncement with actions: D-Hall's certification as a Virginia Green Restaurant, a commitment to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificated Silver certified construction projects, the pursuit of a program that would allow SpiderCards to be used on the GRTC public transportation system and the Eco-Spider Challenge to promote sustainability on campus.


Newly appointed RCSGA senators sworn in, examine diversity issues

Recently elected Richmond College Student Government Association President Matthew Whittaker swore in newly appointed senators and class chairs during the senate's weekly meeting on Wednesday night in the Whitehurst Living Room. "We have a lot of new people, and I think they will all be pretty great," Whittaker said. He hopes that the newly elected members will bring in an outside perspective, he said. President Edward Ayers' Chief of Staff Lori Schuyler talked about Ayer's strategic plan and its purpose to identify collective items that the university should work toward.