The Collegian
Thursday, September 23, 2021


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Final Richmond College dean candidates visit campus, meet students and faculty

The final three candidates for the vacant position of dean of Richmond College visited campus this week, meeting with students and faculty and getting a better feel for the environment in which one of them may be working. "All of the meetings had a great turnout from faculty and staff," said Steve Bisese, vice president for student development and former RC dean.


Students fondly remember Robertson

Whether he was unsuccessfully attempting to dye his hair red with Kool-Aid or writing interesting words he heard that day all over his hands and arms, Michael Robertson kept his friends laughing. Robertson's friends continued to laugh as they gathered in the Whitehurst Living Room last Thursday to share stories and memories about "Kel" at an informal memorial service. Robertson, 20, who transferred to Boston University for his sophomore year, fell four stories to his death from his dormitory window on Jan.


Loss to Temple drops men's team to last in A-10

The men's basketball team lost two games at home to Atlantic-10 opponents and dropped to last place in the conference with a record of 1-7. Richmond was able to keep Temple University close last night and was within four points with a little less than nine minutes to play until the Owls went on a 20-3 run to close the game and push the final score to 80-59. The Spiders had tied the game at 36 with a buzzer-beating tip-in by Kevin Hovde before halftime, but were unable to contain the Owls' offense in the second half. "I think our defense let us down a little bit," head coach Chris Mooney said.


Bush eloquent, Webb pointless

President George W. Bush delivered an impressive and politically specific State of the Union address last Tuesday night, talking about issues and his vision to make America a better place.


Richmond Law Review holds symposium

Virginia attorney general Robert F. McDonnell addressed students, faculty and staff about how easy it is for him as a Republican to work with a Democratic governor. McDonnell spoke at a symposium hosted by the University of Richmond Law Review called "Avoiding Constitutional Conflicts in a Divided Executive" at the Jepson Alumni Center last Thursday evening. About 75 law students, alumni, faculty and lawyers gathered to hear respected constitutional scholars debate the legal repercussions of conflicts between state governors and their attorneys general. State attorneys general serve in the executive branch as the chief legal advisers to the state government and its various agencies.


WILL students' stalking bill gets new life in House

The bill introduced two weeks ago by Women Involved In Living and Learning students and De'Nora Hill's mother to increase the penalties for stalking in Virginia has a new life. After the initial testimony and debate, the bill was placed in the lockbox where many thought it would remain, thus killing the bill. "Everything got jumbled when politics came into play," said Shanaya Fullerton, one of the WILL students whose class project led to the original bill.


Men's rugby team to compete in spring tournament

For the second year, the men's club rugby team will compete in the opening round of the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union (MARFU) tournament at Salisbury University. The team qualified for the tournament during its fall season, which consisted of league games in Division II of the Virginia Rugby Union against the Virginia Military Institute, Radford University, Mary Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University.


Men's basketball team sees attendance, record hurting

Halfway through what could be called a tumultuous season, the University of Richmond men's basketball team is not giving up, head coach Chris Mooney said. The team has been faced with much adversity this season, including the loss of senior forward Gaston Moliva to injury, the recent transfer of Stephen Kendall, the arrest and temporary suspension of Oumar Sylla and the academics-related suspension of David Brewster. The team's record of 5-16 \0xADas well as the low attendance numbers may be reflective of these interruptions. Athletic director Jim Miller said the attendance nu Jmbers have been lower for two main reasons: the higher number of home games this year and the team's poor record.


Free music downloading comes to campus

When it comes to downloading music, students rarely have been able to describe the action as both "free" and "legal." But that will no longer be the case for University of Richmond students. The university, in association with Ruckus Network Inc., is providing a free music downloading service that is now available to students, granting them access to more than 2.5 million songs. "We had heard from students that they really would like a way to access music legally," said Kathy Monday, vice president for information services who, along with her staff, worked with Ruckus to finalize the university's contract.


Bonner program relocates to Center for Civic Engagement

With the start of the new semester came a new home for the Bonner Scholars Program. After its students launched a letter-writing campaign last semester, the program moved from the Office of the Chaplaincy to the Center for Civic Engagement. Junior Sarah Potter, one of the students appointed to speak on the Bonners' behalf, said that although a potential move had been discussed, it had been placed on a backburner and it was the students' actions after former program director Grace Holcomb's firing that moved the issue to the forefront. "I would say that it was a direct result of what we did," Potter said.


Ex-VUU students sentenced to jail for rape of UR student

A Henrico County Circuit Court sentenced two former Virginia Union University men on Tuesday for the rape of a Westhampton College student. John Patrick Cates, 21, and Brian Anthony Ridgeway, 24, were sentenced to eight-and-a-half years and eight years in prison, respectively, for the rape of a WC student last year.


Nuclear hypocrisy

On Dec. 18, 2006, the U.S.-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Promotion Act became law, having been passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the president.

Track & Field

Track and field team members set personal bests over weekend

The Richmond track and field team was divided into two squads last weekend so that they could compete at both the Pennsylvania State University and George Mason University invitational tournaments. The Penn State Invitational hosted more than 50 schools and is "one of the premier track and field meets in the country," head coach Steve Taylor said.


Iraq needs a Prince

In the early 16th century, a young Italian patriot sat nightly in his study, reading and writing with a missionary fervor.