Cheers and applause broke out in Tyler Haynes Commons Thursday night as Illinois Sen. Barack Obama became the first African-American to receive and accept the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. Students, faculty, alumnae and staff watched Obama lay out his policies and campaign on a large projection screen in the Game Room at the Democratic National Convention Viewing Party held by Richmond College and the Center for Civic Engagement.
"Red Ragtop" -- Tim McGraw "Every time I hear your name" --Keith Anderson "Watch the Wind Blow By" --Tim McGraw "Baby, It's Cold Outside" --Dean Martin "Just to See You Smile" --Tim McGraw "Burn" --Usher My high school fight song "Our song" -- Taylor Swift "Take Me Home, Country Roads" -- John Denver "The Dance" -- Garth Brooks Generra Peck might be the busiest person on campus.
B-school professor to be interim director of research center at Philadelphia Fed bank The Philadelphia Federal Reserve bank has selected business professor Dean Croushore to serve as interim director of the bank's data research center, a resource for real-time macroeconomic data, surveys, models and forecasts. The information presents forecasters, researchers and lawmakers with economic conditions when policymakers make key decisions about interest rates. "The Federal Reserve's ability to make better monetary policy decisions depends on studying past data and how they have been revised," Croushore said in a news release.
This semester faculty, staff and students at the University of Richmond can help the environment while they eat.
All photos by Dan Petty.
It seems like the entire modern world cares deeply about the environment all of the sudden. With the Olympics in Beijing coming to a close and many commercials becoming less prominent it must be pointed out that the green label has infiltrated the media, governments and dinner conversations around the world.
Third-year University of Richmond law student Mike Braggs is interested in family law. He's pursued his passion working with children and has been involved in both delinquency and educational law clinics in his time as a student. But recently, Braggs began searching for an opportunity to get away from the theoretical aspect of law and get into the real-life applications of the profession. He's one of the four Richmond Law students involved in a first-time partnership between Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University to establish a downtown campus beginning this fall that will function as a center for community-based service. University of Richmond Downtown, a satellite campus of more than 4,500 square feet, is located at 626 E.
Students enrolled in this semester's Global Music Ensemble course will learn about the culture and history of West African drum music from a University of Ghana professor who will bring along some of his own handmade instruments. The Global Music Ensemble class has been part of the University of Richmond's curriculum since 2002 and is now led by professor Andy McGraw, an ethnomusicologist who studies both anthropology and music.
As he enters his second year as Richmond's president, Edward Ayers is ready to begin planning for the university's future. Accordingly, after "thousands" of meetings with members of the university community, Ayers intends to finalize his strategic plan during the first months of the school year, and to have a concrete plan on file by January.
If you were to take the convenience of a Panera Bread and mix it with the gourmet elegance of a European bistro, then add a dash of the Richmond prep-factor found at Mosaic's, you would probably have a restaurant that looked and smelled a lot like the recently-opened Cafe Caturra. Last Friday, on the second night at its new location near the intersection of Libbie and Grove avenues, the only thing that Cafe Caturra seemed to be running low on was empty chairs. The front patio was packed with groups and couples eager to ring in the weekend with a glass of special reserve wine and sampling platter of international cheeses.
The 1990s rock trio known for putting their tender heart in a blender and watching it spin around to beautiful oblivion was at Toad's Place last Thursday asking the audience to do more than puree their precious organs. Alex Band, the former lead singer of The Calling, got involved with Donate Life after his wife was diagnosed with a liver tumor and needed a transplant, he said. That was three years ago, and since then Band said that with the help of his fans he had raised more than $100,000 for the organization. The show's producer, Denise Mancini Tripp, said that when she began working with Donate Life, she was exposed to the need for organ donations after her son was born. "I met a mother at the hospital who was waiting for a heart for her son, and right then I knew that I was the lucky one," Mancini Tripp said. "More than the money," Band said, "it's about getting people aware and getting them to go out to their local DMVs and become organ donors." The show opened with an acoustic performance from Bandcamp's Matt Bair, who serenaded the audience with lighter-swaying ballads as the room began to fill with college students, middle-aged couples and silver-haired fans, many of whom were wearing fluorescent lanyards to show their support for the cause. By the time Eve 6 took the stage, the floor was comfortably crowded with fans eager to see the punk rock trio reunited after a three-year hiatus. University of Richmond senior Maggie Gustafson said she had become a fan of the group around the time they had disbanded in 2004, so she was excited to see them in concert for the first time. "I loved them in high school," senior Matt Keough said.
The Richmond City Council has unanimously voted to grant a permit required for the university to begin construction of a new on-campus football stadium. The council approved Richmond's request for a special-use permit at a July 28 public hearing, the final political barrier to expanding and renovating First Market Stadium. As part of the permit approval, the university will pay for road construction to connect Crenshaw Way and Spider Lane.
The Westhampton College Government Association met for its first meeting of the school year in the North Court reception room and learned about incoming students and discussed pcoming events and elections. Kate Wheeler, assistant director of admissions, spoke to the women about the record number of applications the university received for this year, 7,950, and the make-up of the incoming first year students.
While the Cheez-Its box was being passed around the room, the Richmond College Student Government Association had its first meeting of the year where the members discussed student concerns, coming events and issues on which the different councils are focusing. One member brought up a student concern about the difficulties with getting cell phone service on campus, especially in Lakeview.