The Collegian
Friday, July 01, 2022

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Dry James River prompts mandatory water restrictions

The City of Richmond and Henrico County announced mandatory water restrictions on Thursday as a dry summer and low water levels in the James River continue to plague the area. "All of us are the trustees of our environment and we must take every step possible to conserve water for the sake of our community," Chris Beschler, the city's public utilities director, said in a statement. University facilities officials warned that the campus's appearance, which already appears dry in several places, may worsen while water is conserved.


City Council clears way for new stadium construction

The Richmond City Council has voted unanimously 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.


October trial set for charged campus gunman

A grand jury in Richmond has ruled enough evidence exists to try Seth A. Newman, the 19-year-old charged in relation to a May 6 campus lockdown, on a felony charge of wearing a mask in public. Newman's trial is set to begin in Richmond City Circuit Court at 9 a.m.


Princeton Review gives university mixed ratings

The University of Richmond has landed on the Princeton Review's 2009 list of schools with homogeneous populations and little race or class interaction, but made the cut for most beautiful campus and best classroom experience, leading university officials to question the study's survey methodology. Of the 368 colleges the Review selected to participate in its annual survey, released Tuesday, Richmond ranked eighth for homogeneous population, seventh for little race class interaction, eighth for most beautiful campus, and 20th for best classroom experience. The survey results come at a time when the university and President Edward Ayers have put renewed focus on diversity after the simulated lynching in spring of a black doll in the Cousins Studio Theater, an incident that some students said showed the school's lack of racial tolerance.



Transportation Here are some easy ways to get around the Richmond area. Greater Richmond Transit Company View Larger Map The bus costs $1.25 each way, but bring exact change.


Route 16 decision pending until at least September

The Richmond City Council will wait until at least September to decide whether it will allow Greater Richmond Transit Company to shut down Route 16, the main bus line that connects the university to downtown. City council's Land Use, Housing and Transportation committee met July 22 to discuss GRTC's proposal to eliminate seven bus routes in its system.


City Council committee to hear Route 16 arguments

WASHINGTON -- A meeting of the city council's Land Use, Housing and Transportation committee today will provide the first forum for discussing Greater Richmond Transit Company's proposal to eliminate seven bus routes in its system, including Route 16 between the university and downtown. Bruce W.


University scrambles to save bus route from cuts

WASHINGTON -- Richmond's major mass transit company is planning to eliminate the sole bus route between the university and downtown Richmond because too few passengers use the service. The announcement about Greater Richmond Transit Company's plans comes on the heels of a school initiative that issued more than 150 employees free bus passes to commute to and from the university for work.


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