The University of Richmond's plans to "move Spider football home" are still being developed as the university awaits approval of a special-use permit from the City of Richmond, but some neighbors are still not sure they're on board with the plans. The university hosted a community meeting about the stadium on April 1 to address the concerns of those that might be affected by the stadium at any point, from temporary construction concerns to long-term concerns about traffic and noise on game days.
The faculty at the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business has approved new academic standards for entrance to the business school and has sent a proposal to the University Faculty Senate to be voted on, according to Dean Jorge Haddock. According to the new plan, in order to be eligible to major or minor in business, economics or accounting, students would have to have a 2.7 grade point average after completing at least 12 units at the end of three semesters of college coursework including Principles of Microeconomics, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, and Calculus I or Scientific Calculus, or their equivalents.
The University of Richmond, pending completion of the Westhampton College Deanery addition, may have the highest amount of "study space" per capita in the country. Of course, it makes perfect sense; you don't become an Ivy League school with beanbag chairs.
Freshman year, Katie Murray lost her voice. Bronchitis couldn't have come at a worse time - it was the week of a cappella auditions and Murray, now a junior, was on a mission. "From the moment I saw the a cappella concert at orientation freshman year, I was hooked," she said. She missed auditions that fall, but for the rest of the year she never missed an a cappella concert.
Do Richmond students care about the environment as much as our president does? On Nov. 13, 2007, President Ayers signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. Since then, the president announced environmental stewardship to be a priority on campus and has followed this pronouncement with actions: D-Hall's certification as a Virginia Green Restaurant, a commitment to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificated Silver certified construction projects, the pursuit of a program that would allow SpiderCards to be used on the GRTC public transportation system and the Eco-Spider Challenge to promote sustainability on campus.
Recently elected Richmond College Student Government Association President Matthew Whittaker swore in newly appointed senators and class chairs during the senate's weekly meeting on Wednesday night in the Whitehurst Living Room. "We have a lot of new people, and I think they will all be pretty great," Whittaker said. He hopes that the newly elected members will bring in an outside perspective, he said. President Edward Ayers' Chief of Staff Lori Schuyler talked about Ayer's strategic plan and its purpose to identify collective items that the university should work toward.
The controversy regarding presidential candidate Barack Obama's pastor and his religious background show the important role that religion plays in American politics, said Amy Sullivan, nation editor at Time magazine yesterday. Sullivan, author of "The Party Faithful: How and Why Democrats Are Closing the God Gap," said that Sen.
President Edward Ayers and his staff have been working with the community to draft a strategic plan that will outline certain goals, values and principles for Richmond's future. A draft of the plan has been posted on the university's Strategic Plan Web site along with other challenges, opportunities, goals and missions.
His words move the world's economic markets. His policies capture the attention of Wall Street investors, swing interest rates, sway consumer confidence, and attempt prevent economic recessions while expanding the U.S.
After this year's third racially charged incident on campus and what some consider a slow response from the administration, students are evaluating their emotions and taking action. Various university community members convened Friday afternoon in the Brown Alley Room to discuss the incident -- the first of many meetings to today, when a group of students will personally address President Edward Ayers.
Beginning this summer, all incoming first-year student-athletes will be given early registration privileges for the fall 2008 semester.
The University of Richmond chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity raised more than $20,000 for breast cancer research last week with the help of sorority participation in Derby Days, its annual philanthropic event. The Sigma Chi brothers encouraged seven on-campus sororities to compete against each other in a T-shirt sale, bake sale, car wash, pieeating contest, powder puff football game, scavenger hunt and a brother's auction. The winners of each event were chosen based on the amount of money they raised per fundraising event and by the points they scored per game.
Kevin Grayson, the University of Richmond football team's top receiver last season, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery and has been sentenced to 50 hours of community service as part of a plea agreement reached after a fraternity fight in February. Grayson, a redshirt freshman, also received a six-month suspended jail sentence for three years as part of the plea deal between Grayson's defense lawyer and Commonwealth Attorney Elizabeth Hobbs. Grayson, a Richmond native, had been charged with felony malicious wounding by senior Brett Waikart after a scuffle at the Sigma Chi Fraternity lodge Feb.