The Collegian
Wednesday, May 18, 2022


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Cost of attending Richmond climbs to $49,190 next year

University of Richmond undergraduate students will pay a 5 percent increase for tuition, room and board for the 2008-09 school year. According to Herb Peterson, the university's Vice President for Business and Finance, tuition will increase 3.3 percent to $38,350 and room and board will go up 13.9 percent to $7,200.


Students raise concern over lack of Afghan flag in Commons

The Westhampton College Government Association gathered for its last meeting of the year yesterday to discuss final student events, the induction of new cabinet members and lingering student concerns in the Tyler Haynes Commons. Carter Quinley, a class of 2011 senator, proposed that the Real World, a student-alumni life experience program, should be changed from a two-day event to a one-day event in subsequent years.


Accounting alumna opens Wild Willie's

Wild Willie's, a new restaurant established by a University of Richmond alumna, has already attracted many diners since its opening in March. The restaurant, operated by 2006 graduate Amanda Orrock, is located about 30 minutes away at 7140 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Mechanicsville.


RGSGA passes $126K budget for campus groups

Richmond College senators passed their budget and $126,986 in allocations for campus organizations on Wednesday night during the last Richmond College Student Government Association meeting of the year in the Whitehurst Living Room. Representatives from each of the 60 campus organizations are required to present their organization's financial request to the Student Organization Budget Allocation Committee every year.


Students choose philosophy for critical thinking skills

The number of students choosing to major in philosophy has risen dramatically over the past few years, according to the New York Times, but the trend has had only a small effect on numbers at the University of Richmond. There are consistently at least 10 philosophy majors, but the department has been doing better, said Geoffrey Goddu, an associate professor of philosophy.


Senior, alumna awarded NSF graduate research fellowships

Richmond College senior Matt Luchansky and 2007 graduate Katie Weber received highly competitive graduate research fellowships that will fund research at any institution for up to three years. The fellowship from the National Science Foundation will provide Luchansky and Weber with up to $121,500 for a researchfocused Master's or Ph.D.


Chemistry professor, a former Olympic swimmer, still holds three world and two national records

A University of Richmond professor currently holds three swimming world records and two national records for his 40 to 44 age group. Although Christopher Stevenson, associate professor of chemistry and the coordinator of the environmental studies program, also competed in the 1984 Olympic Games, according to his students, he keeps his teaching and his passion for swimming separate. Stevenson began swimming in his hometown of San Jose, Calif.


WAHHHHH! Students should take a hint and lighten up

By Michael Lembo Richmond College '08 "Don't worry about it, these kids take everything too seriously." --Rory Golod It's about time someone addressed the student body at the University of Richmond. This may seem obnoxious, but hey, I am a senior and you won't have to deal with me ever again.


The U.S. goal isn't just the gold

In a few months, our nation's leaders will look for victory, no matter how slim the margin, in an intense competition that comes around only once every four years. No, not the presidential election.


Put your built-up junk to use

By The Environmental Studies Class Spring 2008 Whether you've been here at Richmond for four years or only for one, you've accumulated a lot strong writing and speaking skills, a thirst for knowledge, a passion for learning and a whole lot of crap.


The real truth about condoms

By VICKY ALLEN Westhampton College '09 Contrary to Ms. Williams' article last week, condoms are extremely effective in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.