The Collegian
Thursday, January 27, 2022

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Current active cases

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Reporting students vaccinated

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Reporting faculty/staff vaccinated


Arts & Entertaiment


Sports

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.


Sports

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.


News

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.


News

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.


News

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.


Opinion

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.


Opinion

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.


News

New gym offers more luxuries

Anyone who has ever been bored at the gym has a few new toys to play with in the new Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness. The 90,000-square-foot fitness center offers students and members a number of machines and gym accessories that were not available in the previous facility.


News

Resolution brings racial issues to light

A recently amended resolution asking the Virginia General Assembly for a remorseful acknowledgment of slavery has sparked discussion among members of the University of Richmond community about how issues of race still pervade society. The original resolution, which had asked the assembly to "atone for the involuntary servitude of Africans and call for reconciliation among all Virginians," was modified because opponents believed it would result in reparations, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch article Tuesday. Glyn Hughes, director of Common Ground, said: "I think white people have a lot of work to do to ... recognize the way our present is haunted by our past.


News

Most smokers in the dark about increased nicotine levels, new Harvard study shows

The Federal Drug Administration has failed to make the public, and the University of Richmond campus, aware of the 11 percent increase of nicotine in cigarettes, a recent Harvard University study says. The Harvard study highlighted an urgent need by Congress to grant oversight of tobacco products to the FDA. "The FDA legislation would require tobacco companies to disclose to the FDA changes in their products and provide the FDA the authority to require them to reduce levels of constituents, like nicotine, that make them more harmful or more addictive," said Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, in his company's press release. Maya Vincelli, Operations Manager at 8:15 at Boatwright and EveryThingConvenience Store, said she had heard about the recent study on the local news.


News

Richmond hosts Virginia Professional Squash Championships

The surveys are in: no one seems to know what the giant glass box constructed in the Tyler Haynes Commons is, but everyone is eager to find out. The University of Richmond is the co-host of the third annual Virginia Professional Squash Championship. With the Country Club of Virginia, the university will host the four-day tournament, which began with the first-round matches yesterday evening and will conclude with the championship match at 6:30 p.m.